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!

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💕

Baby Shower Shenanigans

So from the moment we were told that we were having twins I haven’t been able to think about much more than just that. We are having TWO babies at ONE time. We would need doubles of a lot of things and we had just recovered from having our first baby!

Just kidding, but seriously, how are we going to afford TWO at one time? I just hoped and prayed that everything we needed would just fall out of the sky. HaHa!

Well it definitely didn’t just fall into our laps but we have been extremely blessed with amazing family and friends who recently showered our little family with tons of gifts for the boys! We are so grateful for all the things we received and we absolutely cannot wait to use everything when the boys arrive.

Clothes, Bath supplies, changing pads, blankets, car mirrors, boppies, tons of diapers and wipes, and MUCH more! We could never thank everyone enough. I understand that it’s flu season and there are so many things that are pulling people in a thousand different directions but I wanted to say a very special thank you to everyone who took the time out of their busy schedules to spend a little time with us.

Here are a few pictures of the shower and some of the great things we got!

Counting Down 

So here we are 9 days from our due date and we are as anxious as can be. Constantly on edge, continually thinking “If she comes today…” and all the things that come along with being in arms reach of meeting your child for the first time. 

As I stopped to think about it, I realized that I have been so wrapped up in absolutely nothing but “I hope Reagan comes today”. And I don’t apologize for my excitement because who wouldn’t be totally stoked that their life was about to be completely and totally turned upside down? But I did in fact realize that it’s almost Christmas and other people have things going on in their lives as well and I’m more than likely getting on some peoples nerves. Possibly even my husbands… 

so I decided that I was going to make a list of things for my wonderful hubby and myself to do each day to sort of pass the time. Give us something to look forward to every day instead of simply sitting around whining because our baby hasn’t made her grand entrance. So I thought each night I would share with everyone how we are managing to wait patiently (yeah, right) on our sweet Princess to arrive! 

Some nights (most nights) are simple and corny because Michael doesn’t get home until 7pm and we generally like to be in bed between 9-9:30 (laugh all you want, we simply enjoy sleeping). 

Tonight was Domino night! We enjoyed some pasta and Big Bang Theory and then Michael taught me how to play Dominos. And judge me if you want, I LOVED it! And I won which always makes for a great time! But we laughed and simply enjoyed each other’s company without any interruptions and it was just what I needed to get my mind off of everything that’s been going on. It even got my mind off of how bad my house needs to be cleaned. 

The way I see it, the cleaning can wait. I spent my evening with the man of my dreams laughing and playing like two teenagers falling in love for the first time. It’s moments like these that will always hold a special place in my heart!