Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Preparing for Selah...

Well, we are in full swing in preparing for the arrival of our sweet Selah! I am being induced tomorrow morning, so needless to say, we have worked up until the last minute to get everything ready. The nursery is pretty much done except for the rocking chair, which should be done the end of this week. Here are a few pictures of all of the preparations....
The adorable "Little Sister" onesie that Tamah made. Of course, Myla, has the matching "Big Sister" shirt. I can't wait to see them both sporting them!
Bib and Panties....
Burp cute! It is hard to use them to me when they are so pretty!
Sweet gown
Nursery...view from the door walking in. It's hard to get all of the room in one shot.
The window and table. Thanks, Mom, for your wonderful sewing capabilities!! Everything turned out so cute!
Changing table the flowers and dragonfly hanging over it. When the rocking chair is done, you will be able to see more of the dragonfly material that goes along with the one on the wall.
The open place is where the rocking chair is going to be. I look forward to many nights feeding my sweet baby there!
I think I am too tired tonight to go into all of it, but I was certainly not prepared for the emotional toll of having a second baby. This week has been so tough on me! Myla has been sick, which has been so tough since she is rarely sick. We went to the doctor yesterday and today, which was no fun! She ended up getting a shot this morning and by afternoon, she was like a new child. I am so thankful for this because letting her go with my mom this afternoon was tough enough. I knew if she still felt really bad, letting her go would have been almost unbearable. When I put her to bed last night, I knew it would be the last time I put her to bed as an only child since I knew she would be with my mom tonight. When I shut her door, I lost it...the tears came in floods. I know it sounds crazy, but it was just a tough moment! I am so thankful for the time that I have had with has passed much too quickly...
These past 2 1/2 years have been such a blessing with our little precious one, Myla. It is so bittersweet to think about her not being our one and only anymore. Don't get me wrong, I am looking so forward to meeting Selah. I can't wait to see her, hold her, and love on her, but it is still mind-boggling to think about loving another daughter like we love Myla. I know that God will multiply our love in ways we can't imagine, and I am looking forward to that!
Sorry to ramble on when my hormones are a little wacky, but thanks for listening. I am going to do my best to update the blog and facebook while we are in the hospital. I know everyone will be anxious to see pictures because I know I always am when my friends are having babies! I promise...I will do my best!
Please be praying for us!!


Jennifer said...

I sobbed when I left the house to go have Ava. I could not wrap my mind around just making new love for another baby- somehow I thought I would have to halve my love for Noah as crazy as that sounds. So I totally understand your emotions and they are completely normal! Look forward to seeing pictures of your new baby girl!!!

Susan and Ethan Peterson said...

Can't wait to meet our sweet new neighbor! And now I have 4 months to worry about all of these emotions you are going through now...hard to believe! I know you will love her, and wonder what life was like without her. Just as you couldn't imagine adding a child to the life you had with Michael, this too will be another true blessing!