Well, we are almost one month into waiting and no news yet, which is pretty normal. This is definitely the most “boring” part of the process, but at the same time very nerve-racking. It is comforting, however, to know that we have done all we can do and the rest is in God’s hands.
Lately, we have been trying to find things to keep our minds off the wait….
House projects have taken up much of our free time, as we get ready for winter (and the possibility of a new baby in the house).
Among other projects, Kyle and his dad have been working on turning our “mystery room” into an amazing walk-in closet. It’s been in the works for a while and I am excited to finally move in! It will even have a little area with a vanity so I can have a space to do my hair and make-up without taking up the whole bathroom. So exciting!
Once the closet is done, we will be able to clean up the small bedroom, where everything is currently being stored and start transforming it into a nursery. It’s hard to know how fast or slow we should move, since we have absolutely no idea when it will be needed, but we are excited to get started anyway. We even made our first purchase for our baby-to-be (because my sweet husband lets me do whatever I want, even if it is rather pre-mature)… the crib and mattress arrived in the mail last week!
After waiting so long for the opportunity to build our family, the whole thing feels almost surreal. We are beginning to collect little things here and there and thinking about what we will need, but at the same time trying not to think too much about it, in case it takes longer than we hope.
Besides the house projects, we have also been keeping busy by finding ways to better ourselves. As we get closer to becoming parents, we want to use this time to improve on certain aspects of our lives. We want to be better friends, better Catholics, better home-owners, better people…
As part of our little journey to self-improvement, we signed up for our very first 5K and have been training hard to *hopefully* be ready by early November. We figured this would be a good way both to get into better shape and keep our minds off of other things.
We are running (read: shuffling along at an amusing pace) in the “Mt. Brighton Hot Cocoa Classic” on November 8th, and looking forward to freezing our buns off while we race towards that chocolate at the finish line!
Anyway, that’s about all for now… Please continue to pray for us, as we learn what patience is all about.
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”