Sunday, March 30, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
It has been painting mania at our house the past week or so. Dan has been busy finishing up our stairway and painting the trim and walls in the nursery. Thank goodness for his mom's help...between the two of them they have gotten a lot done. The nursery just needs a little more trim paint and some wall touch ups and it will be done! The wall color is "tree branch" from Sherwin Williams if anyone is interested. It is such a warm color, and I can't wait to see the white furniture against it.
The stairs are finally completely painted, which was a project I intended on finishing myself months ago. Life just gets in the way sometimes. I love how it brightens up the hallway.
I'm 29 weeks today! It all still seems so surreal, and I guess it will until I actually have two baby boys in my arms. I just can't wait until that moment, so I can know what that love everyone talks about really feels like. I ordered the carseats today, so add that to the cribs, mattresses and bedding we already have and we're on our way!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Wow...time is really flying by! I can't believe that the 30 week mark is so close! I don't know whether to be excited or totally freaked out! LOL :) I think I'll be both for now...
My shower is on the 29th and I'm really excited about that. A few of my high school friends that I haven't seen in awhile are coming and most importantly my grandparents are hopefully going to be there, which will be so wonderful. I know I will be a teary mess that day with so much love around me. I could cry just thinking about it! LOL :)
I had a photoshoot with a local photographer and got the proofs from him yesterday. They are regular film and really small, so the scans didn't turn out so hot. Here are a couple of my favorites...I can't wait to see them in actual prints.
Happy hump day!! :)
Friday, March 14, 2008
Last night we bought a rocking chair for the nursery!! :) I'm so excited about it. I wish I had a picture to share, but that will have to wait until we pick it up from the store. It is upholstered in a chocolate brown microfiber-ish fabric and has such a smooth rocking motion. I can't wait to rock my babies in it! It was such a great deal too...$300 marked down from $1200!! The thing I like best about it is that it doesn't look like a nursery rocker, so it will fit in with our other furniture down the road.
That wasn't enough retail therapy for me, so I just bought some scrapbooking paper. I saw the new designs from Sassafras Lass and had to have them! So gorgeous!! Here are a few of the ones I purchased...
I also picked up this Making Memories spiral journaling notebook :)
I'm meeting my mom in a few minutes to have lunch at Red Lobster...I can already taste the cheddar biscuits...mmmmm :)
Hope everyone is having a good Friday...I for one am sooo ready for the weekend!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
If I've learned anything in the past 7 months or so, it has been to roll with the punches and expect the unexpected. I'm the kind of person who likes to know what is going to happen, who likes to plan out her life and make sure things go exactly according to my plans. That whole concept has been thrown out the window. On a superficial level our kitchen remodel was a good example of that. Nothing went according to plan, but in the end, we still came away with the kitchen we had envisioned and quite a story to share with anyone who would listen.
Obviously being pregnant is a new set of experiences on almost a daily basis. Our first hill on the rollercoaster was finding out we were having twins. So exciting, but so scary at the same time. One of the hardest things for me has been all of the changes my body is going through. Not knowing how big my belly is going to get, expecting every day to look in the mirror and see stretch marks or something else I don't want to discover, not knowing what to wear half the time because even my maternity stuff is getting too small. And now that I'm getting close to 7 months along, the reality is setting in that we are going to have two baby boys to take care of and all of the responsibility that goes alone with being parents.
I'm grateful for this experience because it has helped me grow and step outside of my comfort zone. I'm OK with wearing the same three outfits to work each week and I'm OK with letting Dan take over some of the household chores that for some stupid reason I thought no one could do but me. I'm even OK with the limitations the pregnancy has put on my ability to do everyday things going out of town to spend the whole day shopping at the mall. I just can't do those things right now and while it can be frustrating I wouldn't change it. Being pregnant makes you grateful for the smallest things in life, like a husband who will help you put on your socks and shoes and give you the extra shove you need to get out of the car.
My parents came over last night and they both finally got to feel the babies kick. The looks on their faces were priceless. That's what this whole journey is all about...family and the love that we share with each other. I can't begin to imagine the amount of love that I'm going to feel for these two boys. I can't wait for the day they arrive so Dan and I can finally experience it.
Saturday, March 08, 2008
I had to cancel my pedicure today because of this-->
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
I finally did some scrapbooking last night and it felt sooo good. :) I still have a ton of pages that I want to do, but it was a start. It was a relief that the ideas came to me quickly...I was afraid after a few months off that I wouldn't have any inspiration. Of course beautiful papers and embellishments are pretty inspirational all on their own. I love the picture of my parents when we told them we were pregnant...the looks on their faces are priceless. :)
I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed today with our to do list before the babies arrive. Actually, I have a to do list in my head before our shower, since it is going to be at our house. It is on the 29th of this month, so I'm starting to feel panicked. I need to just make a list, share it with the hubby, and figure out a battle plan. I know the house won't be perfect, but there are certain things that really need to be finished before we have 20 or so guests over.
Speaking of the shower, I'm trying to figure out what to wear. It is hard to tell what the weather will be like, but since I won't have to go outside I'm determined to wear something springy. I really like this shirt from Old Navy...
I would pair it with my denim pencil skirt and flats of some sort. People don't get super dressed up around here for showers, and I really want to be comfortable. What color jewelry? I'm thinking white accessories would look cute, or a complementary shade of green.
Oh...can't believe I forgot to mention this! We finally ordered the cribs and bedding this past weekend!! Now it is starting to feel very real! Here is the crib we chose...
I'm so excited to start getting the nursery together! Hopefully my owl lamp and cute pillow from Urban Outfitters will arrive this week. :)
Saturday, March 01, 2008
March 1st! Ahhh....the thought that spring is right around the corner puts me in *such* a good mood. I got up this morning, had a bowl of cereal, and went right into putting out my Easter decorations. I've been told our house is Easter colors, so this is the season that matches our decor best. :) I made this wreath a few years ago, but added the eggs this year...