Sunday, September 13, 2009

Ready and Waiting

At my doctor's appointment this past Thursday, nothing much had happened since last week.  I am now 75% efface, however, and I still feel like the baby may come earlier than expected.  We will just have to wait and see.  It is good to feel prepared for her arrival, though, whenever the Lord ordains it to be!  

One of my friends who lives in Florida requested to see some pictures of Claire's nursery.  These pictures are for you, Amber!

The dress hanging here was mine as a baby; we are planning for Claire to wear it home from the hospital.

The pictures above the bed are of ballet slippers and "tutus".  
I didn't think I would have a theme for the room at first, but it evolved to be a "ballet" one. 

I am grateful to my mom for the nice bench and storage baskets, and a special thanks to JoJo for "Claire Bear". . . who is waiting patiently for a little girl to cuddle with :)

The ballet shoes on the wall were my first pair of "pointe shoes". 

And a special "thank you" to my friend, Molly, who gave her creative decorating touch to the room.  I was so thankful for our time together!  Thank you for making Claire's room one that we will enjoy (even at 2 a.m. feedings! :)  

And regarding John David . . . 
He has been having a lot of fun lately, specifically with new "big brother presents" that friends and family have been giving him.  Friday evening, John David spent a good deal of time enjoying the sidewalk chalk that Mrs. Natalie included in a gift for him.  Thank you, Natalie, for loads of fun! 

Pretending to play the guitar that David drew for him

Not sure if you can see it well, but I love the concentration face with the tongue sticking out!

Saturday, prepared for the Alabama game . . . 
John David wanted to wear his sunglasses like his Daddy.  He knew he looked cool :)

John David is still enjoying talking about his little sister and her upcoming arrival.  I am praying that his enjoyment of her will continue once she gets here!  Like I've made mention of before, your prayers specifically regarding his transition are greatly coveted.

I love my little man . . . who's getting bigger every day!  The more I look at baby things, the more I realize John David is not so little anymore . . . 


Seth, Jen, Hannah, and Cailyn said...

I love it!! That room is GORGEOUS! Perfect for a little girl, but not overkill or looking like a Pepto advert. LOL

Love your pointe shoes on the wall! I have a couple of pairs of those, but they don't look so pretty. LOL We had to put pancake makeup on them to dull the sheen. :o(

Praying for you guys over the next few weeks/months!!

David and Katie Kizziah said...

Thank you for your compliments, Jen!
Didn't know you were a ballerina! Yes, I was a "wanna be" . . . sounds like you were a REAL one, especially if you knew about a pancake makeup trick . . . I'm impressed :)
Thank you for your prayers.

Chad & Amber said...


Thank you for sharing the pictures of Claires room! It is beautiful! Also, I love all the updates on John David! What a treasure he is. We are praying for all of you! Lots of love from Florida!

David and Katie Kizziah said...

Thank you, Sweet Amber! Hope the move went well and so excited about the possibilities of Friday! I love you!

Melanie Campbell said...

The room is so beautiful! I can't wait to meet Claire! :)

The Parkers said...

Katie, such a precious and beautiful room for little Claire - full of memories too. It made me tear up just looking at the photos. I can't wait for her arrival. Love the special-ness of the dress you'll bring her home in. I used Evie's take home dress as a focal point during my labor too! Love and praying for you all!!!

The Rigoloso's said...

Katie- Thank you for your sweet words! It was my honor to spend time with you preparing sweet Claire's room! Now all we need is her! Love you, Molly

Peanut Tales said...

Hey Katie!

I just found your blog from Maggie's and I just wanted to say hey and congratulations on your soon-to-arrive little girl! John David is adorable! It sounds like everything is going well with y'all!

Have a great week!

David and Katie Kizziah said...

Thank you, kind friends, for your words and prayers and excitement for us in regard to baby Claire's arrival. Love to you all!