Wednesday, December 30, 2015
On Monday, my husband and I toured the hospital where the twins will be born, which was thrilling; however, we got a little bit emotional (unexpectedly so) when we walked through the NICU and saw the littlest babies. Fatherhood has me leading more with emotion than logic nowadays. I can't help it. I'm certain I will need to focus to ensure I'm not an obsessive enthusiast on the day of their birth.
During the hospital tour, the most amazing nurse explained we would get our own hospital room separate from our surrogate's where we could keep the babies with us. Or, she said, we could send the babies to the nursery and the nurses would care for them. I immediately said my babies will be with me at all times! My husband made fun of me for jumping in.
As noted previously, I'm going to need to focus to ensure I'm not a maniac.
To prepare for the babies arrival we have been pulling together items for the nursery.
The cribs and chest of drawers are from Dwell Studio. The mattresses, glider and ottoman are from The Land of Nod. The rugs are from Anthropologie. The photograph is a print of Slim Aaron's Poolside Gossip, which was purchased from Surface View. The rocking horse is from Restoration Hardware.
I kept the plantation shutters in the room, because the only curtains I really wanted cost more than my first car, and I wasn't sure if curtains should be in our nursery since we have the cribs against the window wall.
I finally got around to framing the original art work we purchases from Etsy; we hung it high since this will be the changing table. One of their first lessons our children will learn about art: we look with our eyes not our hands.
I think the nursery is coming together nicely. We still have items to add, like bedding, but that will arrive over time.