Even though parenthood seemed like it would never come to be, I Tucked away a few items for our maybe-baby in the attic. I always knew in my heart that I would be a mom; I tried to never lost sight of this. The pain of each disappointing pregnancy test made it hard to remember what my heart was telling me at times. However, after I felt a little better I would soothe myself with the thought that someday, someday there would be a child to raise and love.
As soon as we found out that Min Man would be our son, I was able to release my planning instincts again and think about the nursery and getting the house ready for a baby. Infertility is hell for a person who plans everything. I mean everything. I planned for college as a high school freshman. I plan parties eight months in advance. Whew! I was ready for all my secretly stored baby plans shoved in the back of my brain to be released!
Here are three of the items for our someday-baby. They will always have special meaning to me as they represent a dream come true.
The infamous Willow Series. I am not a big collector of things, but I wanted one to have for myself. I bought this for someone else's baby shower but decided to stow it away at the last second.
This is from a Gallery in one of my favorite places, Key West. My MIL bought it for my birthday when she asked me what I would like. It reads at the bottom, "Someone to Watch Over Me."
I love antiquing. My mother and I found these in Ontario, Canada. I asked her to give them to me when we were ready to have our baby. She wrapped them up for Christmas the year we were waiting for Min Man to come home.
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