on 3 september 2013, 11 days after my due date, i was admitted into the hospital to be induced. after being given a 12-hour dose of cervadil tyler and i were both feeling anxious and began nervously checking our iphones. much to our surprise we discovered that courtney apple's photos of our home had just been posted in a feature on design sponge. it was in that moment that i felt as if we had accomplished exactly what we had set out to as married adults and very soon to be parents. we had purchased our fixer-upper of a home before we wed and here we were in the hospital about to welcome our first child and (besides our kitchen) our home was complete and being shared with the world. we had successfully created a nest to become a family in and the timing couldn't have been any more perfect. roughly 20 hours later at 8:05 AM on 4 september we welcomed selby lake into the world and two days later brought her home.