Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Ready When You Are!

Dear Sullivan,

I have watched your 3D sonogram a hundred times, I've rearranged the clothes in your closet and remade your crib. I moved the bassinet beside our bed a few inches to the right to make sure its in the exact perfect spot. Sat in our bed and stared at it. And then moved it back again. Your momma is going crazy with anticipation! When will you get here?! I've been holding my breath with every little pain I feel wondering if its going to lead to your entrance into the world.

I've enjoyed growing you and love having you close to me all the time, but my arms are starting to feel empty without you in them. It's a funny feeling to long for someone you haven't even met yet.

Your big brother has started calling you "Van". I guess out of the three syllables in your name that's the easiest one for him to grasp. He's ready for you too. He likes to knock on the door to your room and go in and look around.

I don't know how I'll handle the sight of both of you at the same time. The thought of it is just too much and I can't think of a word to describe the joy I'm going to feel holding you both in my arms. I have literally cried at the thought of introducing the two of you for the first time.

I've been making myself (and your Dad) ridiculous lists of things to do before you get here. Things like: 1) organize the craft table in the basement. 2) condition the leather couch 3) rearrange the garage. And then I convince myself you haven't arrived yet only because we haven't done these things. But everything gets crossed off the list and I go back to rearranging your closet.

I know you'll come in your own time, but we're ready when you are my sweet boy.

My whole heart,

Monday, August 1, 2011

The boys' rooms

We finally have both of the boys' rooms together!

Sullivan's Room:
We were able to use all of Max's baby stuff and put a different spin on it for Sullivan.
We went with a circus theme (minus scary clowns). Basically everything in the room is from Max's nursery but we threw in the color red to give it a different feel.

Mom, Gram and I made this pendant for him. I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

Ok, Sully, we're officially ready for you to arrive!

Max's Room:
I adore Max's big boy room. Its such a random compilation of colors and unrelated items but it feels like a place that is really "him". What I like most is that nearly everything in it has a special meaning or a story behind it. Even the dresser was mine when I was young.

(You can see Max's little suitcase beside his crib. Packed and ready to go! :)

Putting his puppy night-night.

Normally mixing different colors of wood and throwing a black chair in a brown room would bother me, but something about it all works. My mom would call this room eclectic :)