The Nursery!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

From this.

To this.

To present day.


I've got to be honest. I came home on Friday and had a little breakdown on Tony. I just feel like some days that I'm not even aware of the fact that we're actually going to have a baby, because my countdown is so focused on when the nursery and bathroom will be completed.

The problem is that when I have meltdowns they come across very controlled, which means that their effectiveness leaves a little something to be desired. I don't feel like I'm truly voicing how I feel and Tony doesn't end up responding to the depth that I hope for because I'm really not communicating how much pain or frustration I'm enduring.

It's just like an episode of A Baby Story that Ton and I watched a couple weeks back. The first time mother opted for and was successful in a natural birth, but while going through transition she kept stating how much pain she was in. Based on her tone of voice, you would think she was saying the sky was blue. There was no urgency, no pain, no need for action. That's how my breakdown felt. Like I knew it wouldn't change anything anyways, but I just had to say it because it was the truth.

Anywhoo, Tony's Dad is coming over tonight and will be helping Tony tape the seams, complete with stilts for the ceiling! After the taping and mudding, there will be sanding, priming and finally paint! But there will not be a crib. At least not for a while, we're not sure on it's timing now . . . it was supposed to ship last week at the latest.

21 comments:

Emily said...

It's going to be wonderful when it all comes together, and I'm so glad that Tony's getting some help with that process tonight!

hopeful #1 said...

I can't wait to see the final product just as much as you can... it will work out and it will be stunning!

Meredith said...

The nursery is coming along wonderfully!

AmberDenae said...

Aww, Leah I'm so sorry you're experiencing this. I can imagine that it would be quite frustrating as so many mothers at this stage begin or have begun nesting. It will all come together beautifully before baby bless arrives! You have every right to feel those feelings though.

Can't wait to see the finished product! It has definitely come a long way from before! :)

Rachel said...

Oh man sometimes I WISH I could have more controlled meltdowns!! lol...

but it's coming along great!

Quick question, it looks like it's been painted, is it not?

Kristal said...

You are a better woman than I, Leah. I know everything will come together and look amazing for Baby Bless's arrival, but I would not have the patience or the trust to still be in a limbo stage.

I'm very excited to see the finished products though - Tony's doing a great job!

Ashley said...

Everything looks great!! I know how you feel about breakdowns...and I had several leading up to Evy's birth!! Just a word of encouragement...I'm right next to Evy cooing and playing on my bed, and I have never been happier. You are about to experience the greatest love and joy you have ever known. Then you'll have a breakdown of a new kind-----realizing how much you adore this little person :o) I'm so excited for you!

abby said...

Woohoo it's looking good - like a room with walls and everything :)

I know what you mean about "controlled" breakdowns. I used to have very UNcontrolled breakdowns that were equally ineffective because Mike would just get defensive, but now I fear I overcompensate and my point doesn't always get across...I just can't win!

Jeannie said...

I can't wait to see it all together! It's going to look great!

fah said...

I'm glad it's finally coming along, but sorry you're frustrated with the process. It will get done though.

Katie said...

wow - controlled meltdowns? I didn't know there was such a thing...must not let my hubby read about this or I might be in big trouble :)

Jen said...

I think breakdown are suppose to be part of the pregnancy proccess. I'm amazed you're able to be this calm.

ezza said...

the nursery has come along really well. after the paint is there much left to be done? i am sure it will be done before you know it, and looking awesome. i cant wait to see it. i wish i could trust myself with power tools!

Chelsie said...

It's coming along!

julie said...

It's getting there! I share your impatience, and I have much longer to go than you do! Don't worry- you aren't the only one. I wish I wasn't the only thing running around that was proof that we are having a baby. In time! :)

Dunc said...

Ok, I love that you have controlled breakdowns. Mine are total blubbering messes that end up with a totally incoherent Sarah and thoroughly emotional and confused Ryan. I think I'll take controlled over the scene that I create!

Holler that the nursery is *almost* complete!

Julia said...

glad it's coming along!

Becky said...

Wow! Progress....it is going to look great! I can't wait to see the finished product. Just hang in there!

M and G said...

You know when people say "One day, you will look back on all this and laugh" I always say "YEAH RIGHT"

and then I do...haha

Don't worry! Everything will work out in God's plan! =)

Freckles Chick said...

1) This nursery has come a loooong way, crib or no crib! Call me crazy, but it looks mighty inviting & cozy, even if it's just drywall =o)

2) Mr. FC would gladly take your controlled meltdowns over my "holy shiznit, somebody get her a Valium" ones. Just sayin'. =o)

**sending a BIG HUG your way**

Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

That's is how I felt about wedding stress. I would tell Derek that I was feeling pulled in a million different directions and needed his support, but because I didn't throw a complete tantrum my concerns went relatively unnoticed (or not "noticed" to the extent I wanted). I found that the key was to sit him down and look him in the eyes and just lay it all out. Hope things get better in that department for you. As far as the space, looks like it's coming along great!!

 

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