Shortly after Thanksgiving, Ken painted the walls and the ceiling. He wanted to use blue as the main color with pink and brown accents. He tried to describe to me what it would look like when he was finished, but I was having trouble following his line of thinking. He promised me that it would look good when he finished and, if I didn't like it, he would repaint it. I learned early on in our marriage to trust his instincts when it comes to paint, so I let him go ahead. It turned out beautifully, as you can see below. Shortly after he finished painting, he put together the bed, changing table, glider, and ottoman and placed them according to my instructions.
Today, I set Ken about the task of moving the boxes of diapers we've collected into the closet and then cleaning out the area under the sink for more "baby appropriate" items, like lotions and bath washes. I "issued orders," as Ken so lovingly puts it, and began to organize the clothes we have received. We had two pictures that we acquired while we were in Walt Disney World back in 2001 and I wanted to have them hanging on the walls so it didn't look quite so bare. One of them is a lithograph of Thumper from Bambi and the other is a Monet-type poster of Tigger, Eyore, Piglet, and Pooh in the Hundred Acre Woods.
I know that there is still a whole bunch we have to do to get ready, but I feel better that we've begun. I can't believe that today is the first day of 2012 and that this little one will be here in about two months! We have so much to be thankful for and to look forward to this year as we begin this new chapter of our lives.
Glider and Changing Table