The other day I was frantically detailing to Chris a list of all of the baby things we need to purchase before our little guy arrives (travel system, changing pad, etc). As I kept rattling off the list I began to tally the cost of each item in my head. I nervously looked up at him as I revealed the grand total.

He feigned a sigh, shook his head and sarcastically exclaimed, “Well, I guess we should probably buy some of our son’s things.” It took a beat before I realized that he was right. Of all of the furniture, books, clothes, and toys in his nearly finished nursery, we have only purchased his crib mattress, three art prints, and a handful of outfits.

As I stood in the baby’s room and took inventory of everything that we did have, I was struck with an immense sense of gratitude. Our family and friends have rallied around us and blessed us with so much more than we could ever have imagined or deserved. Let’s just say that if Baby H decided to come tomorrow, we would have everything that we’d need… and then some.

They say that it takes a village to raise a child and I can say with certainty that our village is one of the best around. I want to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone that has reached out to us with advice, prayers, gifts, and well wishes. You have taken so much pressure and stress off of us during this transitional period of our lives and we are more grateful than we’ll ever be able to convey.


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