Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Making Room for Baby

I'm sitting here on my pink laptop enjoying a Venti Chai Tea Latte with soy milk listening to the sound of silence in my house as I contemplate the long to do list I have to get done before tomorrow. Tomorrow the Schneider family will welcome a new member. It's been a long and bumpy road but lots of prayers have finally gotten us to our final destination and I'm overwhelmed by a variety of emotions. I'm anxious to finally see her, hold her and tell her how much I love her. I'm nervous about what our new "normal" will be like with two children. I'm excited for Josh to see and hold his daughter for the first time! I'm curious to see what Jonah will do when he finally meets the baby sister that has been in Mommy's belly for so long.

We've spent so much time in the last nine months preparing Jonah for this new adventure that I'm not sure that Josh and I have really taken the time to prepare ourselves for all of this. So, over the last few days it's hit me like an avalanche that we are having another baby! Will I remember how to care for a newborn?? I'm thinking I should have reread some of my baby books while I was in the hospital!! I guess it's a little late now!

Our adventure begins tomorrow. Let the new "normal" begin!!

Here are some pictures of us strolling through the last few days. It's been quite a whirlwind around our house!

On Saturday night Jonah and I made cupcakes with lots and lots of sprinkles!

On Sunday we took Jonah to Build a Bear to make a special gift for Meredith. We started out with a cute bear but then after Jonah picked out the outfit and named him Spidey on the birth certificate we realized the bear was not for Meredith so we had to make a second one whose name is Ella!

On Monday I had an amniocentesis to check Meredith's lung maturity. Her readings showed she has quite the set of lungs! I hope that's not an indication of how loud her cries will be! Her final sonogram picture.....Tomorrow we will have real pictures!

Daddy spending a little one on one time with Jonah last night.

And finally a picture of Meredith's nursery. There are still a couple of things that need to be done but I don't think she'll notice. Jonah's room also got a makeover with new paint! He loves his "green" room!

So now I'm off to try and have a relaxing day before the big event tomorrow!


hoLLy said...

exciting!!! you'll be in our prayers and thoughts tomorrow for a healthy and safe delivery for both you and meredith! and i love the name of the second build-a- bear:) enjoy your last day as a parent of one, but i have to say being a parent of two is double the fun!

to answer a couple of questions from my blog-yep, it was the fashion show at pb&j. it was so fun!

and the park you asked a while back is off of main street on your way to frisco. its in the cypress creek neighborhood, behind all the baseball field stuff. its a great park!

good luck tomorrow!!

JDL Photography said...

Woo-hoo! You guys have been waiting for little Meredith for so long, and it's finally time!! Can't wait to see the pictures!

Katie said...

That is SO exciting!! I can't wait to see the pics!! Try to get some rest today!! :)

The Clark Family said...

Sending you lots of love and prayer. You are always in my thoughts...good luck!

Amy said...

Been thinking about you all day today!! Hope everything is going well and I can't wait for an update!

Kris said...

Congratulations! I know you worry about how Jonah will adapt to another little person that is suddenly coming into a space that has been just his for so long, but you don't really need to. The night before Nathan was born I cried all night that Theresa would feel she was second best but now, 19 months later, she is the one running and playing with him.
They will be a great pair as they get older.

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