Monday, May 24, 2010

35 weeks....

Yes... just when you didn't think i could get ANY bigger.... I DID!!! I am officially toting around a 30 pound bowling ball. At least that is what it looks and feels like...
This is me at 35 weeks and 4 days.....
These last few weeks have been a little miserable, i am not going to lie. Most of my pregnancy, minus the 8 weeks of sickness, has not been too bad though, i actually feel like i have had a pretty easy twin pregnancy. So i feel quite lucky...
But now i am feeling a little top heavy.
I cant see my toes, or my belly button for that matter.
I think i grunt every time i sit, rollover, put on my pants, get in the car, do the dishes, bend over.. Pretty much everything I do takes my breath away lately.
I think if one more person says, "Wow, you must due soon!!??" I might clobber them and sadly most of these comments come from women--- hello, lady have YOU been pregnant before??
I think last night alone i got up to go to the bathroom at least 7 times, and i only slept for 6 hours
I cant reach anything that is not within elbow to hand length because the belly gets in the way.
I am sore, my tummy feels like one big black and blue bruise!!

In other none complaining news...
I think we are definitely feeling ready for these babies!! Mentally and physically!!
We set up the swing and the bouncers last night... sadly we had to also read the instructions on how to use our car seats, the bases are seriously confusing. The house is just about clean, my bag is packed, the cameras charged, their tiny clothes are washed.
We are so excited to meet them and see their little faces!!
We were originally scheduled to have them on June 7th... but we went to the doctor 2-3 weeks ago and the babies were already measuring 5 1/2 pounds!! Holy big babies!!! So the doctor determined we were definitely NOT going to make it until June 7th... so now we are scheduled to have them Friday!! We are so excited... and i think nervous... all at the same time!!
Now.. if we could seriously settle on names... i think we will be ready!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Nursery Makeover!!!

The hubby and I have an extra bedroom... but since we have lived in the same apartment for two years.. it has become an office/study/scrapbook/guest/storage/closet room. So needless to say before these babies could arrive we needed to do a little cleaning out and a little re-organizing. Luckily i LOVE organizing, so it was kind of fun... plus to see the before and after is always fun!!

So, here is a few before pic.'s- This is one side of the room, the walls are kind of funny as you can tell, which will make it interesting for crib placement, but we will figure it out=)!! In this shot there was plastic table that i used for scrapbooking and it was against the right wall. But i already took that down, and it is hiding under the sofa-- i also at this point had just about finished my paper scrapbooking and already given some of my supplies away...
Which feels so good i might add!!

Here is our desk, i know it is HUGE, i wish we had something slimmer. But it functions for now.... You can see i have tons of decor up and then a shelf thing to the side. Not sure where i was going to put all this stuff???

Well, our neighbor came over and helped us move the desk to the bedroom... which actually fits decently well... and the shelf thing on the left is from
Ikea and i moved IT to the closet.

Here is the bathroom... i wasn't planning on doing much with the bathroom... but then my mom came to visit and well... you will see in a sec!!

I have been collecting baby stuff since we found out about these two... and so this shelf in the closet has become storage for all the clothes and diapers i have stocked up on... So it definitely needs to be cleaned out, so i can see what i have!

I am so embarrassed this closet looked decent at one point, but as soon as i decided that i was going to clean it out, everything has just been thrown in there, so it is a disaster... and sadly, this picture is taken after i worked on it a little bit.

So, after i got back from Utah, the closet was the first thing i reorganized... it was driving me baddy!! I used the weird shelf thing to put storage boxes on, to store the babies clothes, because the bedroom has NO room for a dresser. And it has actually worked out perfect... so here is the closet now. A little better don't ya think??

So this was our living room for the month of February... and part of march!! I ordered the cribs when they went on sale, so they sat in our living room for a while, til we had room and time to put them together.

I think we were starting to get sick of them in the living room, because Rhett convinced his friend to help us put them together one day when they came home for lunch. Poor Andy didn't know that we was going to spend his lunch break building things!!

Luckily Andy has done this before so it made Rhett's job A LOT easier... they got one crib set up in half hour!! Sweet!! And luckily Rhett did the other by himself quite quickly the next day...

So here is the room with the cribs, and the futon, which is staying in the room btw. Having the cribs up made us realize we are going to be parents VERY soon!!!

As you can see things are a little tight with TWO cribs, but they make great storage for now!!

Another room before pic., well before the nursery makeover...

So after we came home from Utah and Lake Havasu my mom came to visit for a week!! It was so great to have her here and have her help get ready for these littles!! So here we are putting the bedding together, after we had taken everything off the walls.
This pic is not very attractive,
number 1-- my feet and calves were swollen to like 5 times their normal size, i look like the marshmallow man
number 2-- we were laughing so hard because as soon as we went to lay the mattress down, the springs on the bed fell... good thing we tested it out before we put the children in there!! So rhettser made a few adjustments and now the beds are a little more stable!!

Here is mom and I with a few of our fabulous finds!! I think we hit up every Ross, T.J. Maxx and Hobby Lobby in the North and West Valley's... in fact most of them we hit twice.. okay maybe three times. Every time Rhett would call, it seems would always be Hobby Lobby!!
We love that place!

So here is one wall that is right by the closet... when they start walking we are probably going to have to move this dresser. But for now we need the storage. We stuck with the pinks, greens and purple from the fabric and went with a New York to Paris theme. Mom is quite creative when it comes to decorating. Mom gave me that pink lamp months ago, and I LOVE it... it is so girlie!!

Here is a close up of one of the walls by the curtains.

Here is one wall, with one crib, sorry the lighting is really bad. You can see the lamp to the left, and the futon still fits!! Oh and I am loving the chandeliers!!

Here are the curtains... this is our proudest moment i think. The curtain rods are paper towel holders, half off from hobby lobby, but they added height to the elevated ceiling. And the curtains were a steal at target for $4!!! This is one of my favorite parts... and Rhett's too.
Plus i can reuse those later for lots of things!!

Here is the other funky wall, with the other crib. The shelf was already there... and well it is pretty much stuck there so we just left it and added a little fabric to the front, so it wasn't SO black. I LOVE the flower vase it was a steal on clearance at Home Goods and I love it!!! Well i just love it all, Mom truly spoiled us and it turned out great!!

And the bathroom... like i said i wasn't going to the change bathroom much. But i let mom have a free for all and it turned out so cute!! It is our guest bathroom, so it is a little pink for guests... but I think it is great and bright and happy, and we used a lot of stuff from the decor at my showers in Utah.

Who left the toilet seat up??
Anyways... there you go... I am loving it!! And will probably love it more after i spend some time in their with our girlie's!! Thanks, Madre!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

32 weeks!!

Do i look huge?? 32 weeks and counting!! I am just now starting to get uncomfortable.... and going to the bathroom A LOT at night... not fun. But the babies are healthy and strong and we are super excited!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Projects...Projects...and more Projects

I have had SO, SO many projects i have wanted to get done before these babies come and i have just conquered them all... First off was the bumpers for the cribs... I originally thought that they were going to be really hard, but they weren't as bad as I thought... Until Rhett's mom kept reminding me to DOUBLE everything, because we have two babies and two cribs. Sometimes i forget, and so that made the task a LOT harder!!
I really wanted to use the fabric for the ties, because it was just so dang cute.... but if i were to do it again, i would just use ribbon and save myself like 6 or 7 hours!! Rhett's mom was nice enough to come to Phoenix and help me finish all the ties... Here is my ironing board, we had to iron all four edges of each 1.5 inch tie and then sew around the edges. Holy cow, and guess how many we had?? 48 yep that is right 48....
This picture doesn't do the pile justice, it was pretty high!!!
Here are the girlie's(no we don't have names) quilts. Rhett's mom worked hard to get these done for us. They turned out beautiful and i kept 2nd guessing my fabric choices but i love all the colors that i chose even more once i saw them together!! Thanks Patty!!
You can also see my little crib skirt on the bottom. I just finished these the other day, and i am quite proud because i didnt have a pattern or the internet to look up HOW to make them... so i just made it up myself, and well it turned out exactly how i wanted! I am not going to lie, i am quite proud of myself!!

Here are the finished crib bumpers for Baby A. The bumpers on the long sides of the cribs are the same for both cribs. But for the short side i used pink for this crib...

And baby B has green bumpers on the ends. Each quilt also has the same fabric as each of the end bumpers. One is green and white and one is pink and green on the back.
I also LOVE the piping at the top!! I really wanted piping, but we couldn't find the right size or color. So, Rhetts mom ended up teaching me how to make my own piping and love the extra pop it gives it! Sadly again i kept making it more complicated, poor Rhett's mom, but i had a vision... so i created a little more work for us but i love them!!
Rhett and I love minky blankets!! They are so soft and very cool in the summer. So i just wanted the girls to have a soft, cool, minky blanket. The others i made are quilted, large, and have badding so they will be mostly winter blankets and ill probably use them when they get older more. These are light and fluffy. I love that the fabric is the same pattern, just different colors. And the hubby was happy to finally see very little pink!!

A LONG, LONG time ago i came across this memory game that someone made on their blog. They used pictures of their family, but i thought why not make a Book of Mormon memory game. So, i have had the supplies FORever, so i finally finished it. I am quite happy with how it turned out!!

My mom came a couple weeks ago and helped me finish the nursery(pics to come) and we decided to refinish this lamp that i had. We saw a lamp at T.J. Maxx for $60 with the same idea and thought we can make that...

So we used left over flowers from the baby quilts and made it. I think it turned out pretty good. My mom LOVES it, but maybe i am too critical of myself. Either way it is cute and i love that we incorporated the fabric into the lamp.

I knew eventually i would need a hair bow holder... in fact this hair bow holder is already full, i just took a pic before i put all their bows and flowers on there!! I found this cute, cute cork board frame at Hob Lob for 50% off, of course!! I love it, and i know i can reuse it even 10 years from now. So, that makes me love it even more. So i covered it in fabric and ribbon and Viola!

I love it!! Now if i can just figure out how to organize these hair bands??? Any suggestions??