We bought paint for the baby's room! Not everyone loved the idea, but I decided to ignore the doubters and go with my original plan. I did decide to ignore the colors I had posted though. Instead I walked into a Sherwin Williams and pulled color swatches that appealed to me. Then I held them up in different lighting situations in the room, and finally bought myself some paint in my favorite shade.
Turns out it was Beguiling Mauve. Also known as A). Which even got a few votes in the comments of that post.
Our weekend was too crazy to get any painting done, unfortunately, but I'm confident it will achieve the look I'm going for!
Last weekend we painted the "master" bedroom, and we also have paint waiting to be put on walls in another bedroom if we ever find time. Yay painting!
My sister was in town for a couple days, the one that is also pregnant, and we spent this morning on our laptops looking at baby stuff for or registries. It was a little surreal, picking out bouncy seats and boppies and baby gates. Fortunately, over the last year and a half that I've been trying to become a mother, my two sisters with kids have been eager to pass along much of their equipment. Before I was even pregnant, I had a closet full of baby gear. Hopefully between that and the shower, there will be few things we have to buy before January.
Speaking of showers, I'm feeling a little weird about the whole thing. My family wants to throw a joint shower for me and my sister, which I think is a great idea and only logical. But when I was in the depths of despair, trying to adopt and/or conceive, I thought, "I don't need any of that. All I want is a child." Maybe it wasn't a concious thought, but somewhere inside I knew that I would give up all the bells and whistles if I could just have a child. So now here I am, with child, as they say, and I'm hyper-aware of the all bells and whistles that have and may happen for me. Part of me wants to reject them, as if I made a promise to myself that I would. Which I didn't, I didn't make that promise, but I feel responsible for keeping the whole thing in perspective.
So a shower seems extraneous. I've expressed those views, and of course everyone tells me I've earned this and I should just enjoy it. So I'm trying, with as much humility as possible.