Sunday, March 20, 2016

Preparing for Baby and Nursery Tour!

April is almost here, and I've been busy nesting and preparing as much as I can for a new addition to our family.  It's a little surreal preparing for a baby that isn't technically *mine* yet. She's in someone else's belly and continues to grow each day, and I'm just anxious to get to the point where she's in my arms and I know that its real and that I get to bring her home!

My family has been so amazing and supportive throughout this process.  They threw me an adoption shower 2 weeks ago and we invited all of our family and my closest friends.  It was truly a wonderful day and I'm so grateful to my mom and sisters for putting it together.  And my work friends had a shower for me too, so I received a TON of stuff and I'm just so happy to have so many supportive people in my life.

I feel as prepared as I possibly can be at this point. My hopes are that it's a smooth process and that I get to spend a lot of bonding time with her in the hospital even before we get to take her home.  Since I know the birth mother and we're pretty close, she's going to allow us in the hospital room during the birth which is so incredibly AMAZING and it will be a beautiful experience to be there as our baby comes into the world.  Our plans are for me to have a "golden hour" with skin to skin contact with the baby as soon as she's born, and Daniel is planning to cut the cord. It will be a very emotional day and I will definitely be posting as soon as I can after baby arrives.  I have a feeling she will be here before April!

Besides the adoption update, I also wanted to share a video of our nursery! The room has been a work in process for a while, but it's pretty much finished at this point!  All we're missing is a little baby!


  1. Oh Jessica, I'm so happy for you! I love her name, the cradle and the hummingbird prints. Wishing you the best as you move forward with this new and exciting chapter!!

  2. So exciting! What is that paint color? I love it!!!

    1. Thank you! The paint color is Mint Whisper by Valspar. I bought it at Lowe's. :)