So, we know God is amazing, right? There are so many faith-affirming things happening in our lives currently….and many lessons, too. I am learning so much. Not only about my faith but about who I am and who I can and should be. I have always been a planner and liked to do things “just so”. Adam teases me that if a balloon came with directions on how to blow it up I would make sure to read them every time in case they change! Well, Miss Lainey’s “abrupt” arrival taught me that I don’t have to plan everything. While it is nice, it is just a bonus…not a necessity. A pretty nursery is not what it is about. I used to have (and still do-I will not lie) this vision of what her beautiful, perfect nursery will look like, but the reality is that this is simply not the priority in our days. This, my friends is actually what her nursery looks like currently (and yes, sadly those little piles of cute clothes are organized by size and category….believe-you-me!):
Her furniture is coming from Nebraska Furniture Mart and will not be here until some time in April….gah! I would simply love to have her dresser at least! We ripped the carpet out and are laying solid oak flooring. We have the flooring-Daddy just needs to find those extra hours to get it down! Thanks to our awesome family while they were all visiting the walls have all been painted and we put gold polka dots on one wall, the curtain rod and curtains are up, white blinds are up and we wall papered the back wall of her closet. Very fun! And, of course we have all of the pretties for her room….but we are going to wait until the furniture is here to put everything together. It is teal and coral with gold accents! Meanwhile, her mattress is on the floor and we rock her in one of the rockers off of the front porch!
You may have seen some of the photos on facebook by now from her first photo shoot. Blue House Fotos was awesome. We refer to her as the baby whisperer. The studio was about 300 degrees (perfect for naked babies) and she had white noise playing quite loudly. We literally handed Miss Lainey over when we arrived and she worked her magic, swaddling, wrapping, touching, etc….making her just melt in her hands! I am so glad she’ll be doing all of Lainey’s photos this year!
Perhaps a life-long dream of Adam’s has been to use a “family bathroom”. Unfortunately I am dead serious. To say this made his day is really down playing it…..
Lainey seems to be like every other baby and has unfortunately lost all of her hair on the top part of her head. The whole receding hair-line male hair loss thing is happenin’ to our gal:
One final thing….if you are looking for a totally awesomesauce baby gift that no one else will be giving, think about something from magnificent baby. Lainey got this outfit from her Uncle and Auntie in Montana. They got it at a baby boutique. It closes by magnets, people. AH.MAZ.ING. We will be shoving her little legs and arms into that thing as long as possible…which unfortunately will not be too much longer. So, with that said I would like to say if you do get anything from them ever, go big. I feel like maybe they run a tad on the small side. Or, maybe my baby runs a tad on the large side….