Monday, August 25, 2014

If you have been wondering where I've been....

I dropped out unceremoniously on you I know. But I had a good reason. These little girls ended up making their debut one day after my last post at 31 weeks. I'm planning on writing up their birth story but just know it was a little scary and we are so very grateful that they are both here and healthy. They did book themselves a stay at the NICU with their early arrival and are still there but are doing amazing. The picture above is them holding hands... they always reach for each other when we hold them together. The sweetest! All the nurses and doctors are such a great support system and are taking such good care of our littles. They are getting bigger each day and hopefully will be home in the next couple of weeks. Mama is having the hardest time because I miss them so much and so camp out at the hospital for as long as they let me. But I'm trying to focus on the fact that this is allowing us to finish the renovation (which of course was not done when they arrived) and letting me recover from my c-section. Trying very hard. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

31 weeks and my favorite non-maternity maternity dress

Our first shower was last weekend and it so special to see how loved these little babies are already. 

I've had a lot of people ask me about my dress and ask if it maternity and its not! I've made a point of trying not to buy maternity unless I have too, I've just been sizing up so I can hopefully wear after the babies come as well. I ordered the dress from Sheinside and I love it! I've heard mixed reviews of the Sheinside website but I had a good experience. The dress is one size fits all and it fit me well but its definitely not stretchy.It took about 3 weeks to come in but I ordered it so long ago I knew it would take a while and I was willing to wait. I'd order from them again. (Not a sponsored post at all, just really liked what I bought and you can't beat the prices! )

Monday, July 21, 2014

Renovation Update: getting there

You don't know how good this feels. Plumbing is finally done after a week of the plumbers being over every single day. The water being turned off with a pregnant lady who has to pee every 20 minutes did not go over well. I LOVE the tub we chose. Its a pretty standard size but super deep for soaking, 17". Its full of water right now for the inspection, so no I'm not taking a bath yet. Soon. 
 I never realized how beautiful plumbing can be. 
I picked this gorgeous huge subway tile for the shower surround and I can't wait for it to go up after the inspection this week.

And the twins have a hall to their room now! Just need to pick a flush mount for in here, any great resources?
Everything should go super fast now and we have a 'deadline' of August 9th. Three weeks and I really think its doable. Everything goes so much faster after the rough in work is done. So excited!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Good Housekeeping mention!

I had a fun surprise over the weekend when I found out that Good Housekeeping wrote about one of my favorite DIY's... my gold gilded books. Check out the story here!

We are going on day three around here of plumbers getting the new bathroom ready. I just want it to be done! But they are getting closer and by the end of this week I should have a tub, toilet and sink installed. Also the room got wired over the weekend and after the inspector comes this week we should be good to sheetrock! We have a goal of being done by the second week of August and I think we are really close. I can't really see the light at the end of the tunnel but I can tell its coming.

Monday, July 7, 2014

28 weeks

This week is 28 weeks for our little girls and I thought it would be fun to recap how our 2nd trimester went, now that we are in our 3rd! Crazy! 

Maternity clothes: So far I've bought one pair of maternity shorts and that's its. Everything else is normal clothes that just stretch out a lot and I've gone up a size in teeshirts, which means I'm stealing all of Luke's :-)

Sleeping: Well thank goodness and rolling from side to side. I wedge myself in with pillows, its pretty funny.

Movement: TONS. Both baby girls are moving around like crazy, I feel kicks and hiccups all the time and they definitely both love the water. When I get in the pool or the bath they start kicking. Like mama like babies. 

Mood: All over the place! Super excited to scared to tired of feeling so huge. I started crying over the weekend when I saw the nursery finally painted. 

Feeling: Dizzy and lightheaded a lot which is not fun. I'm also waddling for sure. Really grateful that both babies are happy and healthy.

Names: We can't decide, picking 2 names is hard! Been stalking through Oh Joy's! name post for ideas. 

Stretch marks: Not yet. Been using this religiously since I got pregnant and love it. 

Miss anything? Yep, spicy and mexican foods. It upsets my stomach too much and I miss it like crazy. Queso for reals.

Wanting: A good look at our sweet girls. We have another ultrasound tomorrow and we are hoping to get the 4D images, but apparently that is really hard to do with twins... its hard to get them to look at the right angle. Fingers crossed! 

Renovation: coming along... my parents came down this past weekend and we got a lot down... plumbers are coming this week to plumb the new bathroom and I can't wait! Need to get on ordering all the finishes this week. So ready for this to be done!

Here's to the 3rd trimester, I can't believe how close we are getting!!
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