Sunday, March 25, 2007
DAY 54: A Peak Inside Baby's Room
These are the first "sneak peak" pictures of baby Hershey's room. It is still in it's beginning stages - just the basics. The next phase will be all of the details: the wall decor, the rug, the throw pillows, the accessories, etc, but for now it is a great start!
This is the same bedding that I used with Holland. I absolutely adore this bedding. There's no theme, no characters, no loud, over-stimulating, busy patterns - just plain, sweet, classy, and simple.
I had the bedding custom made by my wonderful sister-n-law after days and days of shopping for the perfect fabric with my mom and sister. I actually made the crib sheets and a little pillow to go with it! Those are the only things I have sewn in my whole life. My sister-n-law made the bumper pad, dust ruffle, and a little cubby thing to match. It turned out amazing! I love family traditions and the passing down of precious items so I didn't even think twice about re-using it.
There are so many wonderful, precious memories attached to it, how could I just keep it all boxed up? As I was unfolding it to get it ready to set back up, I was flooded with a surge of emotions. I love the way it looks, the way it smells, and the way it feels. I am absolutely delighted to use it again for our new, sweet, baby girl and I long for the host of memories that will accompany the usage.
The rocking chair is also a very special "labor of love" made for Holland before she was born by her Grandpa Potter. I have such sweet memories of rocking, feeding, comforting, cuddling, and doting over her in this chair. I remember spending countless hours with my sweet baby girl; she was all bundled up in my arms in her cozy blankets while I just sat and stared at her. I was so overwhelmed with the way in which this new found motherly love overtook me. I was often left speechless. Teary-eyed and speechless.
I would call Jonathan into the room and ask him, "Do you believe she is ALL ours? Do you believe we get to keep her?" What a mind boggling experience this parenting thing is. It is so hard to put into words the transformation that takes place and those of you who are parents can relate to what I am saying. As we are approaching the time in which we are to become parents for the second time, I feel like I need to brace myself. I need to find a way to be grounded as I know whole-heartily, I will once again be swept off my feet.