Twin Nursery Tour!

Hi lovelies! 

Here is the room that will be home to our baby girls when they decide to arrive! As I'm writing this, I'm 37 weeks pregnant with these two girlies and I'm just itching to rock them in our glider and dress them in all of their sweet clothes! 

The way their room came together has just been absolutely amazing. I picked up little things here and there with no real theme in mind, but the way the colours and gifts we received all fit together in this room with such ease and I couldn't be more happy with how it turned out! Every time I walk in I just feel so relaxed and happy. I love it. 

I painted this room long before we were expecting these babies but with the thought in mind that it would be a nursery in the future. I'm still so happy with the colour we chose, the pops of pink make it so girly, but it could have worked for a little boy's room too! 

We got the curtains from Fabric Land and my mom (the incredibly talented, crafty lady that made this room come together) hemmed them up so they would fit with the changing table there. The change table was handed down to us from my sweet sister and her babe Sadie, and the little rug in front of it is from Ikea! It was like $4.00, how could I say no?!

I admit, my plans for this room had to change when we found out it would be the room for two babies and not just one, but I'm super impressed that we made everything fit! Two cribs, a glider, side table, change table, dresser, diaper genie, laundry hamper, and even their bassinet can fit in here! It was a bit of tetrus, but I'm so happy we were able to make it work. 

Their crib quilt and little knitted blankets hanging on their cribs were both made by my absolutely wonderful mom, the twins will have those blankets for ever and ever and I know they will cherish them just as much as I do. Speaking of my momma, our bassinet was hers when she was just a tiny baby! I love it so much, it's absolutely perfect and the fact that it has been kept in my family since my mom was just a baby is so special. 

Our glider was a gift from my aunts, uncles, mom, dad, and sister. It is so incredibly comfortable and I know we'll be spending hours upon hours rocking in that chair. I thought I might need a little side table for the long nights of breastfeeding and snuggles to keep some essentials on (hello lip chap and nipple cream) and this table we had hiding in the basement was the most perfect fit! Kyle made it in high school and it has just been sitting in a corner forever. 

Quick story time, we chose a giraffe to be these babies' "theme" animal when we were on our honeymoon in Florida! When we were strolling through the Naples Zoo Gift Shop Kyle said, "lets pick out a stuffed animal to take home." My heart was set on the giraffe, and when we finally decided to choose, we said that this would be the first item we would buy for our future baby.  Now we have it sitting up on their shelf above their closet! But that is how we decided to include giraffes in their little nursery and it just makes me so happy to think that these babies were thought of way back on our honeymoon before they even existed! 

Without further ado, here is our twin girls' nursery! 

Pretty presents from Spain! They're absolutely stunning I can't wait for the twins to fit these!

Pretty presents from Spain! They're absolutely stunning I can't wait for the twins to fit these!

How gorgeous are these teething things from Elephant Shoe Teething Co.!? Their shop is absolutely gorgeous, we love it so much!  www.elephantshoeteethingco.com  - I'll be doing a complete post on these bad boys once the girls arrive!

How gorgeous are these teething things from Elephant Shoe Teething Co.!? Their shop is absolutely gorgeous, we love it so much! www.elephantshoeteethingco.com - I'll be doing a complete post on these bad boys once the girls arrive!

How sweet are these little mountain blocks? Our sweet friend brought them back from a market in Canmore, BC. from a little shop called St. Brendans Folk Art!  www.stbrendans.etsy.com

How sweet are these little mountain blocks? Our sweet friend brought them back from a market in Canmore, BC. from a little shop called St. Brendans Folk Art! www.stbrendans.etsy.com

I hope you're having the most wonderful day! Take care, lovelies! 

36 Weeks Pregnant!

How stunning are these flowers from my lovely friend Sara?! They smell amazing too! 

How stunning are these flowers from my lovely friend Sara?! They smell amazing too! 

After Jack and I go for our walks, he tends to pass out... and take over half of our bed. 

After Jack and I go for our walks, he tends to pass out... and take over half of our bed. 

He also thinks this cool new room is just for him! Stay tuned for our nursery tour coming in the next post! 

He also thinks this cool new room is just for him! Stay tuned for our nursery tour coming in the next post! 

A really blurry picture, but this is Kyle showing off our ultrasound pictures to our family and friends. Every time we have an ultrasound he loves to show our family the pictures and I could cry just watching how proud of a dad he already is showing off pictures of his daughters. I love him so much!

A really blurry picture, but this is Kyle showing off our ultrasound pictures to our family and friends. Every time we have an ultrasound he loves to show our family the pictures and I could cry just watching how proud of a dad he already is showing off pictures of his daughters. I love him so much!

Well, we're 36 weeks pregnant with these twin girlies of mine! I truly cannot believe how fast time is flying with this pregnancy. This week we've pretty much been napping, walking in this gorgeous fall weather with little Jackie boy, and being spoiled by my sweet friends and family. My mom and I have been walking together almost every day with our pooches, and we've had lots of visitors that bring us coffee, flowers, and just wonderful visits which really have boosted my spirits. 

The girls both reached 5lbs this week! We are so so blessed that they have been growing so well thus far, however Baby A has slowed a little too much in her growth so we have another ultrasound this week to decipher if they need to induce a little bit early. Likely her placenta is starting to degrade due to the lack of space in there (I feel ya lady), so the girls might be better off on the outside at this point. But 5 pounds!! Hallelujah! 

The end of this pregnancy has been incredibly uncomfortable, so those visits and little outings have been super helpful to boost my mood when I start wallowing in self-pity. I've been struggling with a torn ab muscle for the past few weeks, and the pain has just been getting worse and worse as these babes pack on the pounds and run out of space. I've been experiencing a little bit of sciatic pain, sleeping troubles, and crazy heartburn, but the worst of it all is PUPPP (Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy) on my poor belly. I got some crazy stretch marks on my belly and these past 2 weeks, they've been so so so incredibly itchy... I finally did some research and figured out it isn't just itchy skin, it's actually a rash that commonly happens in a multiples pregnancy. Definitely looking forward to seeing the end of that! I've also been having some pretty crazy, but irregular contractions over the past few weeks which keep making me think labor is coming, and then they just stop. At my appointment I was 100% effaced and 2cm dilated so it really could happen at any time, but so far these contractions have just been a big old tease! 

But enough of the woahs! I'm so so excited that the time is so near to meet these sweet little girls... my doctor has told us that we will be induced for sure by September 23rd, but after this week's appointment it could be sooner! 9 days or less until these babies are in my arms and I just can hardly wrap my brain around that fact! Our bags are packed, car seats installed, all that we need now are the girls! 

I hope you're having the most wonderful day! Take care, lovelies! 

Life Lately 10.08.16

Goodness me, third trimester with twins is no joke! As per the last photo, you can find me in bed for the remainder of this pregnancy... Thank goodness we got away last weekend for probably the last time! We went to our really good friends' cabin for the weekend and it was sooo nice to spend the day at the beach and just spend time with really good people. 

Of course, however, I came home and got hit with a nice little flu bug. Some kind of head cold + regular pregnancy discomfort = a really really miserable me this week. We have our 32 week ultrasound tomorrow and my doctor will tell me what that means for work - I'm going to be done working by the end of August for sure, but she was concerned at our last appointment it might be a little bit earlier. I'm starting to think that she's right... The discomfort is so real. The only thing that I find really gives me relief is a trip to the chiropractor, but unfortunately, the discomfort comes back within a day of my adjustment. My trips to the chiro will be becoming much more frequent until these babies arrive, I'm thinking. Sleep at night isn't really a thing anymore, so napping during the day is the only way this girl is getting any sleep. The most comfy place to nap so far is the glider we have in the nursery! It makes me so happy to snooze in the girls' room. I just sit and dream about all of the moments we'll be sharing with our twins so soon. 

This is just a silly rambly post, but I just want to remember all of the moments that are making up this beautiful life of mine. This blog of mine hasn't been too interesting lately, I know. But It's a documentation of these sweet moments. It's all I've ever wanted it to be. 

I hope you are doing well, lovelies. Take good care!