So what does a couple do once they are on the adoption wait list? Well, this couple starts to put together our one-day baby's room. Look, we know that there might not be an actual baby in this room for a long time, but why not start getting the room ready any way. At this point, I know that there will be a day when we bring our baby home and we want the room to be completely ready. So we have begun the first steps in turning our second bedroom into our baby's room. Here is how the room used to look (well, there wasn't always a ladder and painter's tape, but you get the idea):
The first steps were to remove the hideous ceiling fan that has been in the room since before we moved into the house and then to paint the walls a more gender neutral and baby friendly color. This was the result:
We then changed the window blinds that had also been there since we moved in and were decidedly ugly. We also moved back in the bookshelf that is the only piece of furniture that will be staying in the room. We even put in the first few books that we have for our baby's book collection! Thanks to sister and sister-in-laws for contributing to the book collection. This is where we were after those steps:
The most exciting addition came in the mail today and was put up on the walls after only a few hours. We decided that we wanted to add a vinyl wall decal to the room and after a bit of searching (mostly done by Carla) we found the perfect one on Etsy. We ordered it and it was delivered today. I can't say that it was the easiest job, but once we got the hang of it, it really wasn't that bad. So here are the final results:
So that's where we are at! I love the way that everything has turned out so far. It is nice to know that whenever our baby does come home, he or she is going to have one adorable room to come home to!