OK, I know, I suck. Hopefully I will be MUCH more faithful about blogging when we are "with child" or have a child for that matter... It's been a while, so here goes.
Last week I purchased a beautiful crib set. We were sure we'd have to go with organic beige everything. No biggie, we like organic beige. We do NOT like bright gender specific themes or loudly colored cartoons or safari animals or Pooh,vintage or not. We were saved from all this by a catalog featuring not only an olive&chocolate modern crib set, but also a 15% off coupon for said set. I heart coupons. Trina wasn't sure about how this new crib set would "go" in the nursey. We had a vision for how it should look and feel. I assured her that she had no need to fret. It was perfect. While she was atwork, I made the crib, attached the bumper and installed the dust ruffle. She loves it. I knew she would. :)
Today was a GREAT day. We were both off work...all day...together. That NEVER happens lately. After breakfast, Trina called and ordered 3 vials from our chosen unknown donor. They'll be at our Dr's office in 2 days where they will sit and wait for next month's ovulation. Surreal. After the call, we spent a long time pouring over the nearly 40 pages of information that we have on our donor. I marvel at the similarities between him and I. Same build, hair and facial features. Our dad's have a similar build. Both our sisters played clarinet. We both recently read the same book and we both heart merecats. Hell, we both accidently "drove" our grandparents cars as very young children. Luckily for all involved, no one was hurt. The best part? I could keep going. He's a good match. I wonder sometimes if my future child's antics will be caused by my nuture or their bio-dad's nature...
Buying sperm and reading the donor's file front to back got us motivated to work on the nursery. We hung the picture frames that have been sitting on the floor for nearly 2 months. Feeling spunky, we moved on the the ones that have been waiting under our bed to be hung above the headboard. It felt good to tackle 2 projects from start to finish. :)
Certainly this day couldn't get better, right? Wrong. My amazing camera was delivered today. Thanks to alot of help from a photo-geek friend of mine, I picked out and ordered a great camera. A great camera I have no idea how to use. There are so many buttons and dials and settings, it's mind boggling. I have a little less than a month to become Ansel Adams. I want to photo-document everything from insemmination to birth and beyond. I want to give my child an overwhelming amount of information about how we brought them into this world and I want this information to be skillfully illustrated. Tonight, I started photographing the nursery and all of the cute baby items we already own. It warmed my heart to go through all the tiny clothes and blankets and carriers and books and more that now belong in my house. This was a good day.