This is looking into her room from the door. Some things that were Madison's are perfect in her room, like the big pink cushion seat that Madison has outgrown and a few stuffed animals, like Dopey in the corner. The painting around the top of the walls was done by a friend of ours and matches her bedding. Amy did a fantastic job painting, she is so talented. It looks beautiful!
This is looking at the wall between the door from the hall and the bathroom. Again, a hand-me-down from Madison, her play kitchen, which will be perfect for Zoey when she starts walking.
We saved our nursery furniture from when Madison was born, but got new bedding for Zoey. It's so pink, everything, which Madison loves, too.
We've gotten two Asian baby dolls, this one in the bed is an older doll, but one that is still plush, the other seen below, we had bought over a year ago and Madison started carrying it everywhere, so we had to order another one for Zoey. I found the Chinese cradle at an antique store in Irondale and to buy it for her room.This is to the left when you come into her room looking toward the closet door, which already has some hand-me-down clothes from Madison, but who knows what size Zoey will wear and I didn't keep anything smaller than 12 months.
It's so exciting that we are only looking at a few months more of the waiting process, but it is also really scary. We've been preparing for so long, several years now, but you still don't feel ready in some ways. It's the same when you are carrying a baby too though. I remember being so ready to have Madison, but then when it came time for her birth I was thinking," What have we done, I am not ready for this". I know it will all come back to us when we finally have her in our arms, but the differences in your child being attached when they are born and having to go through the process of having your child attach to you is a very scary thing. I know that God will be there the whole time and He will be strong for us. We should be getting an update from the CCAA soon, hopefully it will be at least 7 days again. Maybe will get the biggest Christmas present ever this year! We absolutely can't wait to be parents again and Madison is about to bust to see and hold her little sister. Continue your prayers for Zoey, for her safety, her health, and all of those caring for her right now. We have friends in China now, who will be coming home soon, pray for their family, for quick attachment time with their children; Kimmie and Quan from China, that they adjust to their new family and 4 siblings, and that they all adjust and settle in quickly when they get home this week. We also know two other families in China right now who will be returning soon, keep them all in your prayers! We'll keep you updated. We love you all and thank you for your love and support!