Last night, under the influence of a “the-baby-could-come-any-moment-and-we-are-NOT-ready-yet” style panic Martin and I finished the nursery.
It was already mostly done, but it HAD been very unisex. NOW it has gone from a general story book theme, to a Fairy wonderland/storybook theme. I still have a mural I’m planning for one wall, but that can wait a bit.
the crib used to belong to my niece Ivey. Ivey is now 15. My mother has waited a looooong time for another Granddaughter.
We looked for a comfy chair that the adults would love and that won’t tip over when Ginny starts to pull up on it (and swarm all over it) Pay no heed to the evil-eyed kitty. that’s just Kenya. She’s mostly harmless.
You may notice the bugs and butterflies all over the room. They are thin wood items I found in a craft section. They were really cheap so I got tons of them and we have glued them all over the place. They are layered, so they will be fun for Ginny to touch.
Here’s a couple of close-ups.
So that’s the updated nursery.
The reason it got done so fast last night is that Ginny’s birth mommy (Mel) went into labor yesterday afternoon. (we had THOUGHT we had till Sept 25th !!!!!!) The doctors gave her something to make it stop and something else to make Ginny’s lungs develop a little bit more quickly (just in case). So we rushed to finish the nursery and we will keep rushing to finish other things around the house every night this week, hoping we can get it all done before Ginny decides to arrive.
Mel, Ginny and Steve are back at their home now, resting comfortably and watching movies.
Please pray that Ginny will continue to develop and grow inside her birth-mommy for at least a few more weeks. We are only barely into week 31, so it’s a bit early still. But at least the room is ready. Just like the place in our hearts. Ready and waiting for Virginia Altie.