We are so excited about being matched with our little girl. She will be 15 months old next Friday. The wait to bring her home is so hard, but I know once we get her home it will all be worth it. We hope to have LOA by the end of February.
Just so you know, Adoptive Moms nest too. I've been obsessing over Caroline's bedroom for a couple months now. I want it to be perfect. I try to think about what I liked as a child. When I first started to plan Caroline's room I thought I would paint it aqua blue, but then when we moved to the new house the bedroom was such as nice shade of green. My bedroom was actually a similar shade of green when I was a toddler. It seemed perfect to leave it that color.
Even before we decided to adopt, Jim's aunt gave him the twin beds that she and his Dad slept on almost 70 years ago. When we were LID waiting for a match we decided to use the beds in Caroline's room. If she ever has a sister there is a bed for her too. Jim's Mom was gracious enough to paint them white to match the dresser which we took from our guest room. I wanted the pulls on the dresser to be a little more whimsical so I changed them out for pink crystal style flower pulls which happen to match the bright pink curtains that adorn the windows and the closet.
Then I obsessed over the bedding. Luckily my Mother-In-Law loves to quilt so I picked our some fund material and she sewed the quilts. By the way, if you are interested, she does sell her quilts and they are very high quality.
Jim insisted that we put her name on the wall, so we looked and looked for the perfect decal. We loved this one because it added another color to the room.
And of course, no child's room is complete without toys and a play area. Caroline is lucky she has a large bedroom that she will have to herself for at least a while. Mama and Baba hope that she will have a meimei (little sister) to share it with one day.
We really hope Caroline loves her bedroom. We know our dog Mallory does. We have to keep the door closed most of the time to keep her out. Mallory thinks that the bedroom belongs to her and I've caught her a couple times trying to snatch a stuffed animal. We think Mallory is going to love having a toddler in the house and will spend lots of time in Caroline's bedroom playing and loving on her just like we will.