Once we got back from the hospital Saturday, we stayed pretty quiet the rest of the weekend. I'm laying around lots and trying to stay off my feet as much as possible. One thing I couldn't help but finish up, though, was a baby bed we had been working on for Will's big sister, Emme. She has been such a trooper through all of this, and I really wanted to leave her with something special and new to play with before we head off to the hospital.
I couldn't think of anything more special than fixing her a bed for all of her special babies! Recently, she has grown really attached to all of her dolls and loves laying them out on blankets and pretending to feed and change them. On a trip to my mom's house earlier this year, I spotted an old wooden doll bed that I had played with when I was younger. It needed to be repainted, but it was structurally sound. The best part is that it was made by Emme's great-great grandfather (my mom's grandfather). He was born in 1870, so this is a pretty old baby bed that has been passed down through our family. In fact, here's a picture of her great-great grandparents, James and Susan. I can't help but think they'd be thrilled that she's playing with the baby bed he made many, many years ago! I also just have to say that he was the quite woodworker. He had an amazing reputation for being an impeccable artist; building everything from instruments to over 1,000 wagons for local families.
|Emme's great-great grandparents, James Jethro and Susan|
great-great grandfather in the early 1900s!
Thanks for all of your messages and prayers over the weekend! It's hard to believe that we'll be meeting Will in just over 48 hours!! Keep those prayers and thoughts coming our way; they truly make a difference!