Friday, December 4, 2009

Registering 101

A few weeks ago some of my "Mom" friends went with me to register at Babies R Us.

Brooklyn, Courtney, and Courtney's son, Brody.
He didn't go with us, he just wanted to be in at least one picture. He was changing his mind by the time the retake came:

But isn't he just a handsome little boy. I love his red hair and I love his personality.

It was great to have these two ladies go with me. They had lots of advice and were so very patient. We covered the entire store!! I registered for more items than I thought I would and I later revised it online and eliminated some items because I felt bad asking for some of the items. My first run at it left my registry 18 pages long!!! The clerk said she had seen way longer!The clerk was so sweet and kind. She thought it was hilarious I took her picture.

I removed some items and I actually purchased one item using a coupon I had:

We had debated back and forth on getting a changing table. We weren't sure how much room we would have or how much we would use it. Was it something we absolutely had to have? We found this one while registering that would match the wood fairly close. I went back later and bought it with a 15% coupon.

Do you use a changing table?

We bought a car seat a few months ago in preparing for our home study. We wanted to show we were absolutely ready for an infant.

Here are just a few items I also selected.

It is getting harder and harder to stay gender neutral. There are so many cute and precious blankets, bibs, & clothing! I have been blessed to have such a variety of advice on baby equipment. I sure hope I am selecting the right items!!

I was a smiggin overwhelmed and we covered a lot of material.
Brooklyn & Courtney after registering!
Thank goodness for a nice meal at Chili's afterwards.

Last night was our last class for Resource Family Training!!! YES!!!!!

Afterwards, Bryan and I went to Target and finished registering there. His eyes were bloodshot by the time we were done. I didn't dare attempt to take his picture!!
Thank you to everyone for sending encouraging words our way through blogging and face book. Thank you for your prayers. We would still love them!! As we continue to wait, I grow somewhat anxious to be honest and I yearn more and more to take in a child. I'm trying to be very aware to wait solely for God's timing. I absolutely do not want to run ahead of God. I just sometimes wish he were a faster runner! :-)
Have a blessed weekend!!


Heather said...

I am praying for you and Bryan!

Candy said...

OH... this post is SO exciting!!! I'm so happy for ya'll!!! You are going to make the best parents. Still praying hard for you! :)

Melissa said...

so exciting!!!!! I hear baby registering is a big ordeal. glad you had some friends there with you to help you out :-)

Megan L Hutchings said...

So much fun!!!!

A couple friend of mine just went through the adoption process and their little boy has been at home with them for two weeks now :). You should read her post today for a little encouragement. It is the Smith Family on my roll.

Betsy said...

I am just so excited for you, Julie. And I would be the exact same way...sooo anxious to get that sweet baby in my arms!!

Faith said...

So exciting!! I love the things that you picked out. Now, just praying for the sweet little one to come and use all this fun stuff!!

Heather said...

That swing you picked looks SO comfy! And I love all your other items! We never used our changing table, but I don't think we are the norm! It was just always easier for us to use the ottoman, bed, floor, etc. for changing! (That looks/sounds so redneck when I type it out!!! ha!)
Thanks so much, Julie, for your sweet comment and your prayers for me. I am praying for you guys too, and can't wait til you are holding your precious baby in your arms!

Caroline said...

ooooooooooooooooooooo Julie i had to read this post a few times...i am just so excited and full of JOY to see what God blesses you with! I love all the things you picked out and I so long to see pictures of you will a sweet will be such a wonderful mom!!!!!!!

Kim said...

I am so happy for you!!! I continue to pray for you and Bryan everyday and I know that you will make great parents!!

petrii said...

How exciting!!! I am so happy for you and Bryan.

Have a Blessed evening,

Anonymous said...

Emma and Ethan had the same swing and loved it! I can't wait to see your little one. You guys are in my prayers!

Jennifer P.

Guyla said...

Praying for you, sweet Julie! :)

danielle said...

so excited for you guys!!! praying for your precious baby!

Lauren Kelly said...

So fun!!!! And can't wait to see pics of your sweet baby!!!!! :)

valerie said...

How fun!
I continue to lift you guys up in prayer.
I agree waiting is so hard, but in God's perfect timing he/she will come. I can't wait to see pictures.
This little one is going to be coming into a home full of lots and lots of love.
Love you!

Leigh Ann said...

How fun and exciting!!! I have such a special place in my heart for adoption since my niece is adopted. My sister and brother-in-law hit many bumps in the road where the process was delayed, but once they got her, she said she realized why they had to wait because my niece is the perfect fit to our family and has been such a blessing to all of us. I know it will all be worth the wait for you and Bryan. Hugs and praying for you.