Friday, August 27, 2010

I've been neglecting you guys...sorry

I'm big, pregnant, and hormonal.

This pregnancy will go down as the longest pregnancy in history!

My sister-in-law is pregnant also, and d-day for her is next week! To say, I've been living vicariously through her is an understatement.

I still have a ways to go, I'll be 34 weeks on make matters worse, my nesting instinct has kicked in to over-drive, and I'm pretty sure I've pinched a nerve in my back from trying to clean my baseboards (no wonder no one ever cleans those things).

The babies apparently are circus acrobats, because every other minute they are either flipping back and forth between vertex and breech positions or purposely trying to take out one of my vital organs.

Is is it possible for an unborn child to puncture your kidneys or sever your spine?

At least the bright side is, I'm pretty sure if I invest in gymnastics lessons, these girls are Olympic Games bound, they obviously already have the "drive" to perform fantastic stunts.

Well, sorry I don't have much more for you guys, I'm still here...."sitting, waiting, wishing" (I've re-discovered my love for Jack Johnson)!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010


My aunts showered me with lots of love and GIFTS, this past Wednesday night!

It was so much fun to see family and friends and bask in the excitement of the impending arrival of our sweet twin girls!!

The Shower was beautiful, and amazing and I received all kinds of amazing gifts....lots of clothes, our car seats, our double stroller, diapers, new diaper bag, toys, bottles, pacifiers, bumbo seats, and much more, the only thing we still need are the babies!!!

Below are pictures from the festivities!

The Food Table!

Matching umbrella's! How cute? My aunt actually tied the ribbons and painted the polka dots on them! I'm going to try and incorporate them in to the baby room somehow!

The cookies matched the umbrella theme!

I loved these cute dolls! One for each girl, and LO even got one as well :)

Close up

lots of matching outfits :)

hand-made baby blankets! Nothing better!

Bunny bath wraps, AND they were monogrammed...precious!

Going home outfits! The twins outfits are on the right, they have hats with their names on them and onesies with their initials on it! The outfit to the left, is LO's outfit for when she "brings" home her baby sisters!

The aftermath, our attempt to cram all of our gifts into the playroom once we got home!

Now, I have to organize EVERYTHING!!! My work never ends :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I spoke too soon


Remember my last post??

I knew it would come back to haunt me!

Here I've been bathing in "miracle" anti-stretch mark cream, and while I made it 32 weeks without any new stretch marks popping up, yesterday I noticed.....

2 fresh ones! Right next to my belly button!

I'm so let down...

I guess I just need to grin and bear it, it's part of being a woman and part of pregnancy, it SUCKS, but obviously a few stretch marks in return for healthy babies is a small price to pay.

At least they make cute one-piece bathing suits now, so maybe next summer there is still hope after all.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My belly is thirsty

Okay, moms...let's talk about one of the most dreaded consequences of pregnancy....

I'm talking about...

stretch marks


I got them, my last month of pregnancy with LO. I was totally bummed, they snuck up on me, I actually thought I was going to make it through without getting such luck.

I know there are women out there that manage NOT to get them, and there are also women who manage to shrink back to their pre-pregnancy form before they are even discharged from the maternity all of you women... I DON'T like you AT ALL!

hahaha, just kidding (kind of).

So, my question is, do the belly creams really work??

I didn't use any sort of belly, anti-stretch-mark cream with my first pregnancy, but this go-around, I am down for trying any and everything!

I was reading Tori Spelling's book Mommywood, and she talks about how she religiously lathered herself up with all sorts of different belly creams during her pregnancy...and she never got stretch marks.

Is this because of the belly creams, or because she is a skinny bitch and I'm not???

I don't know, but maybe belly creams are worth a try!

I was ticked off Tori Spelling didn't get stretch marks, but I was really ticked off she didn't write about what these magical belly creams were. Sure, she probably forked over insane amounts of money for high-end product, but some brand name shout-outs would have been nice. I'm 25 years old, and I'm still slightly vain enough to fork over a small fortune on a cream that promises to save my stomach from stretch marks!

I've been religously moisturizing my belly, I use bio oil, palmers tummy butter, and palmers vitamin E oil.

Aside from the fact that my stomach has never been softer, or smelled nicer, I'm not sure if it's working.

I will say, I haven't gotten any more stretch marks, just the same 'ole ones that have hung around from LO, which don't bother me too much...I mean, once they completely fade to white and I get a nice tan, I think I'll be okay with them, they are kind of like a badge of honor, right??

So, the fact I haven't added to my stretch marks, I guess is good news. I can't be 100 percent sure it's because of my insane stomach moisturizing rituals, but I certainly don't think my process has hurt anything.

What do you guys think? Do the lotions work, do you have anything you swear by??

Monday, August 9, 2010

Still here, never fear!

I've just been busy, staying on top of life!

31 weeks:)

I can't believe how close we are getting to meeting our precious baby girls!

Things are coming together, the bassinets are set up in our room...we opted for these. They seem like the best idea for twins...they are raised at incline, which is perfect for upset tummy's, they are easy to rock, and most importantly the are super portable! They fold right up, so taking them downstairs or over to grandma's house is as easy as ever!

The bedding for their actual cribs are here! Naturally, I think it's the cutest thing I've ever seen! Land of Nod, has great stuff, lots of people have never heard of it, so check it out if YOU haven't!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

This is my life

My husband innocently enough, pulled out a box of brownie mix from our pantry the other day. He said he was "craving brownies".

I knew nothing good could come from that box of brownie mix. Nothing.

Being a good wife, with only thoughts of how I wanted to make my wonderful husband happy, I decided to make the brownies.

Here is the major difference between my husband and I....

I am obsessed with chocolate, My husband likes chocolate.

To me, "I'm craving brownies" really means, "I could eat that whole box of brownies".

To him, "I'm craving brownies" really means, " I would really love to have 'a' brownie".

I have zero self-control when it comes to food that is inevitably "bad" for me.

My husband, is a poster-child for self-control.

Are you starting to see the problem????

So, sure enough, I make the brownies. We each have one brownie...delicious. (I may or may not have ate some of the batter also).

Lucky for me, I was exhausted. So after my one brownie I head to bed, because sleep to a pregnant person is a comodity.

Morning comes, and there is still a tray full of brownies. Damnit.

I have one for breakfast (don't judge). My darling husband doesn't even look twice at the tray...can't he hear those brownies calling out??? They are literally speaking to me, why not him? Not fair.

My only escape is the fact that I have an OB appointment. Of course I come home, and there is still a tray of brownies, minus one that my mom ate while she was watching LO :)

I don't know how many brownies are actually left ( I didn't want to count because I knew what the end game was going to be) but it was enough.

The rest of the day was a struggle, until I finally came up with the perfect idea!

The temptation was just too much. I should just eat the rest of the brownies, then the temptation would be completely gone and I won't have to think about those brownies anymore!!!!

So I did.

I ate them all. ALL.

Shockingly, I still felt pretty good about myself afterwards, I didn't have any sort of immediate guilt or shame for eating an entire box of brownies (minus 2) that is, until I wrote this post....