We went and had a 3D ultrasound done a few weeks ago. She was breech, which made it difficult to get good pictures, but we were still able to get a few. It looks like she may have the same mouth/chin as Josh and Reese…we call it the Verboort chin. All I know is that I can’t wait to smooch those cheeks right off her little face!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Even though Isla is a girl, and will be using the room that was Reese’s, I decided to re-do it completely. Pink and yellow are the colors I chose for REESE’S room, not Isla’s. So, last month, I re-did her room. It was definitely a difficult thing to do…to paint over Reese’s yellow walls, and turn it in to a completely different room. It was hard to box up her things and put them away. Everything had stayed the same since we lost her...until now. I put some things of hers in a bin in my bedroom for now. At some point I want to get a nice hope chest to store them in, so that I don’t feel like I’ve put her away completely. Joshy was my big helper, taping and painting the room, and I honestly couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.
I ordered the tree from Etsy, and my girlfriend made her name in vinyl, along with the adorable owl picture that has my 3 little owls on it. The stripes were easier than I anticipated…but putting up that darn tree was a challenge! The room looks so completely different now. It doesn’t feel like Reese’s Room anymore…it is Isla’s Room. Even AJ, who has only been in Reese’s room a few times since she passed away, is able to go in there now. Making a space for Isla has made me that much more excited for her arrival. I can’t believe that in 8 weeks (or less!) I’ll be meeting my beautiful new daughter.And…Joshy got a new big boy room. He wanted spiderman! I somehow volunteered to freehand a ginormous spiderweb on his bedroom wall, and then bought a spiderman decal to put in the middle of it. It was crazy hard, but the look on Josh’s face when he saw it made it all worthwhileJ
A few weeks ago we had our priest over for dinner. He is absolutely wonderful. He told me that I need to be sure to call him once Isla is born and he will come to the hospital to meet her. Nothing could make my heart happier than to have my baby girl blessed in the hospital shortly after birth. We definitely plan to have her baptized as soon as we possibly can, too.
Josh is doing much better these days. He doesn’t seem to focus so much on being afraid that Isla will die, and he hasn’t cried for Reese in quite a while. He still has questions and concerns, but he is just so excited for Isla to be here. We all are. And how lucky our little Isla will be to have her big sister as a guardian angel, watching over her all the days of her life.