AUTHOR: Carolyn Savage | POSTED: July 27, 2011 | COMMENTS: 13 Comments
I think we are ready!
The nursery is completed.
The swings and bouncy chairs have new batteries and freshly laundered bedding.
The clothes are clean and hanging in the closet!
Diapers, wipes and bottles are stocked and ready to go.
Now we wait!
Jennifer will be 35 weeks along tomorrow and is still slam dunking this pregnancy. The girls are growing like weeds…baby B even has hair (seen in an ultrasound). I was talking to a dear friend yesterday and the realization that we are on the brink of this momentous birth struck her. “Can you believe you are so close?” she asked. The truth is…I can’t. It is truly the most surreal thing I have ever anticipated…even harder to wrap my brain around than giving birth to a baby boy that would grow up with another family. It is still hard for me to believe that our journey is going to culminate in a happy ending. I guess that is what happens to a person who has experienced what we have experienced.
In spite of my anxiety, however, this summer has been really good.
We’ve spent time with family.
We’ve spent time with friends!
Our July 3rd Picnic!
And we even had some time alone with a very special Little Man!
Guess who that is?
I can feel the tide turning towards hope for us. I have no doubt that the next few months will be full of chaotic challenges for our family, but we welcome these challenges with open arms. I simply cannot wait to meet our daughters and become their mom.
Thank you to everyone who submitted names for our girls. They were all beautiful and Sean and I have created a list of twenty that we are considering. Of course, we can’t name them before we see them (keeping to Sean’s theory) but I don’t think they’ll be nameless for long.
Please continue to keep Jennifer and our daughters in your prayers. We are in the home stretch now. I can feel them coming to us. Now we just need to cap this experience off with a safe and healthy delivery for everyone involved. Stay tuned!