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Clothes, Clothes, Clothes

If you are anything like me, you probably buy yourself the bare minimum when it comes to clothes. I am cheap when it comes to my clothing and I really couldn’t care less. My children on the other hand, they have more clothes than we have space for. There are things hanging in my daughters closet with the tags on it simply because I saw it and HAD to buy it even though it will be a year before she will be able to fit into it.

Why you ask? Well there is just something about children’s clothing that is irresistible. Seriously, try walking by any children’s clothing store and not yearning for that adorable little dress for your princess or that super cute outfit with suspenders for that adorable little boy you cherish.

My all time favorite place to shop for my babies (other than thrift shops) is Gymboree! They have all the best outfits and they always keep my babies looking super cute!

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I can’t wait to go shopping, can you? Comment and let us see all the awesome clothing you choose for your little ones!

Ready or Not… Here They Are❤️🖤

From the moment we found out we were having twins, Michael and I were terrified. So many different thoughts running through our minds. What if something goes wrong? We only have a three bedroom house! OMG, we are going to be out numbered.

So many different things and issues at hand that we didn’t enjoy the pregnancy quite like we probably should have (especially since it was most definitely our LAST). I can’t speak for Michael and the last couple of weeks I probably would have told you differently but at this moment in time I can most certainly say that these last 7-8 months have flown by.

As I lay here in bed, Michael is asleep in the most comfortable recliner ever (HAHA) and the boys are snoozing off and on in the bassinets at the foot of the bed… I can’t help but feel a rush of emotions. All the emotions anyone could feel. Excited for the adventure that has just begun, nervous for the two new tiny humans I have been in trusted with, scared to be outnumber by these tiny humans and their big sister, happy that my babies are healthy, but most of all I feel content. I know now that my little family is complete.

Reagan hasn’t met her brothers and I haven’t seen her in almost two days and it’s killing me! I’m nervous to see her reaction to these teeny, tiny babies that are soon to invade her home but I know she will be the best big sister ever💕

Soon I hope to post these little boogers full birth story but as for now, I’m going to try to catch some zzzzzz. Here are just a few pictures to hold you over until then😍

Countdown to D-Day

Okay so it’s not what you’re thinking. D-Day as in DELIVERY DAY💕

Recently being diagnosed with preeclampsia has moved my induction date up a little and we are now 9 days out. NINE!

Holy cow. Can you say emotional wreck? Nervous, excited, scared, over planning, feeling unprepared, worried about my daughter… the list goes on and on. I know what you’re thinking, “shouldn’t you have had time to prepare yourself for this day?”

Well, yes. You would think that I would have been preparing all along and we have. The nursery is almost complete except for a few things which aren’t necessities, the car seats are installed, the hospital bag is packed (finally) but that doesn’t mean I’m mentally prepared to have and bring home two babies. Surely they wouldn’t let me leave the hospital with two babies because that would be crazy. I have no clue what I’m doing.

Although I feel as though I’m slowly losing my mind, here are a few things that I intend to do to pass the time.

1. Sleep. That’s right. I know it’s not always possible with a 14 month old but I’m lucky enough to have a wonderful support system to help with Reagan anytime I need it. My mom stays with us a lot and she is always helping with not only Reagan but house work and preparation for the boys! My mother in law is also wonderful when it comes to lending a helping hand. She comes straight from work and gets Reagan when I need her to and keeps her until Michael gets home! So sleep/rest is my number one priority as it will most likely be a thing of the past when the boys do arrive.

2. Cleaning. Light cleaning of course. I simply turn on some music and just start. Usually in the kitchen while Reagan eats breakfast and then on to the living room while she runs around and plays. She always does better about playing by herself when I am up moving around and keeping busy but there is a fine line that I have to keep in mind. I don’t want to push myself too much and make things worse so this one isn’t always a sure thing. But wouldn’t it be nice to bring babies home to a spotless house? A girl can hope!

3. Spending time with my daughter! The weather has been nice here for the last day or so and we’ve got to enjoy a nice light walk to the mailbox and to see our puppy. I hope to be able to take her to the park and let her play just us a time or two before the boys arrive!

Nine days. Nine days until they are here with us and our life is completely different. Scary, very scary but oh so exciting.

We all know those last few weeks drag by, so what are your favorite things to do pass the last few weeks of pregnancy? I’m gonna need all the help I can get!

Romantic Valentine’s Day (at Home)

As I sit here and think about this Valentine’s Day post, I can’t help but take a moment to think about just how quickly January came and went. To say that life flies by would be a huge understatement but that is in fact the case. Everyone has different things pulling them in a thousand different directions and we tend to be too busy.

I hate to admit it but now that I am grown with a small daughter and two boys on the way, my marriage often times gets put on the back burner. Valentine’s Day tends to be spent chasing after a toddler all day instead of preparing for a night out on the town. I have determined that this year will be a little different. Don’t get me wrong, I will still have a toddler to chase, a house to clean and many more things on my mile long to do list but I will make sure that we get to enjoy the day.

Are you looking for a way to have a nice Valentine’s Day without spending a fortune at a fancy restaurant? Or maybe you’re like me and have kiddos to take care of. Well, here are some ideas to make your night in just as special as a night out!

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about a fancy meal. Simply think about your spouses favorite meal or maybe the first meal you guys shared together. Why don’t you make sure that you have all the things needed to make that meal. I know it sounds silly but a simple candle, a meal and maybe a clean house would be all that is needed for a romantic night with your spouse. I’m not going to let in on all the details that I have planned for my hubby and I because he will most likely be reading this. We won’t get to do much because he will also be working that day and the next so its pretty much supper and bed for us on those nights.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t always have to be about super fancy dinners, money spent or roses. Sometimes in real life, its the simple things. Life definitely changes when you have children but that doesn’t mean we stop loving our spouses or needing to spend time with them, letting them know just how much they mean to us even if it is just between toddler screams and stomps, or standing over a pile of dirty dishes as you tag team them.

Let’s make sure we take the time to let our spouses know just what they mean to us, no matter how brief the encounter may be.

All Time Favorite Bath Bombs

Bath bombs have become extremely popular in the last year or so and for good reason. Not only are they available in a huge variety of scents and sizes but there is just something so satisfying about them as they fizzle out.

I don’t get to enjoy a bath as often as I’d like because by the time I wrestle my 13 month old all day and finally into bed, I’m ready to hit the sheets myself but when I do, I never take one without one of these awesome bath bombs😍

ArtNaturals Bath Bomb Gift Set

Like I said, I haven’t had a chance to really explore and branch out but when I do get to enjoy more relaxing baths (in 10 years), I plan to try these out. I have heard amazing reviews and who wouldn’t want to get a surprise along with a relaxing bath? I know there are some who have rings, necklaces, and other kinds of surprises so I don’t think you could ever go wrong.

Bath Bomb with Ring Surprise Inside 8.1oz Sparkly Little Black Dress and Kaolin & Coconut Oil

Now that I have shared my favorites, I’d love to know what scents and brands you guys prefer. So ladies, what’s your favorite bomb? 🙂

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links!

Mommy Group Anyone?

Have you ever been awake in the middle of the night with a crying baby? You are exhausted beyond measure, you can’t remember if you brushed your teeth before you went to bed and it’s possibly been 2 or 3 days since you had a shower that lasted longer than 2 minutes.
These can be some of the loneliest times. Children take constant attention which means that as parents, we have to put ourselves on the back burner for the time being. When I first found out I was pregnant with my first child I just knew that this would open up a whole new lifestyle for me. I was so excited to have a little tiny baby in my arms and couldn’t wait to have my very own best friend for life. Don’t get me wrong, Reagan is so special to me and I love being her mommy but this whole mom thing is lonely. There are times that I feel the loneliest I have ever been. This could easily be for a number of reasons. I have an amazing support system between my hubby, his parents, my mom and my sisters. I even have a few friends that I still see on occasion but none of the above are in my same stage of life. They aren’t waking up every night with a crying baby (except my hubby because he is awesome) nor do they spend all day with a 13 month old who refuses to use words although she knows many.
I am here. This is my life right now and I love it. I know it is simply a season and I will one day soon look back and miss all these firsts but that doesn’t change the fact that I long for someone who knows EXACTLY what I am going through. I think that it is extremely important to have friendships with other young moms who can truly say, “I know exactly how you feel” and give advise or simply an encouraging word to help you to realize that YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
Many times as moms we like to act as if we have everything under control and we are that perfect house wife and mother but let me tell you… I am NOT that mom!
My house is always a mess. I clean one room and walk to the next and the first room is being destroyed all over again. My car has fast food trash in it. My child probably had a whole bag of goldfish for breakfast, and I don’t get to shower and fix my make up every day. I am not afraid to admit that I struggle from time to time. That is what makes me human but these are all reasons that I need a mommy group. Support, friendship, judgement free listening ears, someone to simply tell me that I am worthy of this job that has been entrusted to me.
If you find yourself needing a friend on this crazy rollercoaster ride of motherhood, please find me! Email, call, text, facebook… ANYTHING! Chances are, I need you too!

Although I am about to add to my chaos with the arrival of our twins within the next few weeks, I feel that I am being called to put together a small group of moms who simply need support. If you have everything under control or if you find that you are that mom struggling from postpartum depression then I want you to reach out to me for more information. We all need each other no matter the differences that may lie between us!

I hope you will take an interest in this group and find that you are not in fact alone. I can’t wait to hear from you!

5 Crucial Items to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

First off, let me start by saying that I am currently putting off packing my bag for the twins arrival because I am a creature of habit and I usually wear the same hand full of clothes over and over and I really, really don’t want to be living out of a bag for the next couple of weeks. But when I do finally bite the bullet and pack, here are five things that I will not be forgetting and if you are soon to be packing your hospital bag, please don’t forget these crucial items! They will make what is sure to be an uncomfortable stay, a little more bearable. Also this post contains affiliate links so make sure you check them out!

1. Your Pillow! Have you ever seen a hospital pillow? It’s sad really, it’s so thin and puny. Just trust me, PACK YOUR OWN. Here is my all time favorite pillow and yes it’s a cooling pillow😍

Reversible Memory Foam Cooling Pillow 

2. A Gown. I’m not really a gown person, I prefer shorts and a t shirt but there is a pretty good chance you aren’t going to want anything with a fitted waist band anywhere near your body for a while, especially the day after giving birth. And if you have a c-section, I’m sure you’d rather die than put on pants. Check out this super comfy nursing gown!

Baby Be Mine 3 In 1 Labor/delivery/Nursing Hospital Gown Maternity
3. Entertainment. Whatever it is you do in your spare time, bring it because there is a possibility that you will be laying in a bed awaiting the grand entrance of your little bundle of joy for hours on end. Then again, maybe not but it’s always better to be prepared. I had playing cards and thankfully so. I was in labor for 22 hours, 17 of which I was confined to the bed. Sudoku puzzles and word searches are also great so make sure to grab some here!

Ultimate Mind Games: With Over 400 Puzzles (Puzzle Books)
4. Toilet Paper. Okay, I know what you’re thinking but just hear me out. After giving birth you don’t want anything near the area but that doesn’t change the fact that you will still have to use the bathroom. Hospital toilet paper is like the most thin, roughest toilet paper ever and that’s definitely not what I want right after I push out a whole tiny human. I’m super picky with toilet paper so this is my brand of choice.

Charmin Ultra Soft Mega Roll Toilet Paper, 24 Count

5. Fan. I am a needy sleeper. It has to be cool, dark and I have to have noise. (And I complain about my child being a needy sleeper, she gets it honest🙄) Now, at home I sleep with a big box fan and a ceiling fan. Obviously these things are not sensible, however they do make smaller fans that would be the perfect size for a hospital room and you best believe this go around, I will take one! This fan is our favorite considering how lightweight it is!

Mainstays 20″ Box Fan, Black

These are the things I will definitely be packing on my second go around but I am always interested in know what other mamas can’t live without during child birth.

What are some things you pack in your hospital bag? Make sure to comment because I may be forgetting something important. After all, I’m currently suffering from pregnancy brain… BAD!

Can’t wait to hear from you mamas💕