Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Someplace to sleep...

I was so excited yesterday when the doorbell rang. By the time I reached the door, the delivery man was already in his truck getting ready to drive away. He left a huge package on our front porch. A mattress! I was rather surprised that we had only received one, as we had ordered two. As the day progressed, there were no further deliveries. But this morning, I came up the stairs just in time to hear a big truck drive away. I hadn't heard anyone at the door but peeked through the peep hole just to check. Sure enough! A second large package!


We have our mattresses! I am thrilled! I am definitely nesting. Our adoption has reached a point where I feel like we can finally see the end. I know we still have months more to wait, but there are only a few steps left. Unfortunately, those last few steps will take a long time, but there are still only a few - court, final immigration approval, and travel. That's it!

We set up the top mattress yesterday and the bottom one today. They are memory foam mattresses, so have to air for 48 hours before I can put anything on them. Tomorrow afternoon I can put the comforter on the top bunk! We have the pillows as well. We are just waiting on the sheets and pillowcases to arrive, sometime in mid July. Then I can wash everything and make the bed. I am happy just thinking about it...

Next up is to find a dresser. I've been thinking we'd look for a long dresser, one that is longer than it is tall. That way there will be plenty of surface space for a lamp and some books between bookends. When we get the sheets, we'll go shopping for curtains. We want to match the bed and the curtains but don't want to haul the comforter to the store... And at some point we'll look for something to hang on the wall. I'm trying to convince my husband that wall decals are a good idea. They are relatively cheap, don't require that we paint, are temporary, and we can replace them if she doesn't like it. Sounds like a win-win decorating idea to me!

6 comments:

Jason and Michelle said...

I'll be extra happy when your daughter is finally able to make it home.
Have you heard from her at all?

Carrie said...

I am so glad that you are having so much fun with this. THe bed looks great!

make.share.give said...

Exciting! I have a feeling she's gonna love her new room. I already do!

Ann HisGraceToMe said...

Oh how exciting! Can't wait to see the completed room.

RETA said...

Your post is so sweet! It reminds me of our own preparations - as we adopted five children. It is so exciting to prepare and even more exciting to tuck them in bed each night - so thankful that they finally arrived! May blessings abound for you!

RETA@ http://evenhaazer.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

What a fun bed! I can't wait to see how you decorate with bedding!