Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Updates

I feel like a lot has taken place since my last post!

First of all, the boys looked great at check-up last Thursday. Momma also looked good with a nice, long, thick cervix over 4cm-yay! Hope it stays that way for a very long time! Also, had triple screen genetic markers tested and all came back with an AFP within normal ranges, which is fantastic for twins! Also, my thyroid was checked and also came back normal. So good appt. all the way around! Next week (on Wed) I go see peri again, so looking forward to some good u/s pics...

Next, my Mom came up and we really got a lot accomplished over 4 days. First of all, I ordered my cribs! We got the Baby Italia standard cribs in a natural stain from BRU. Here is the picture:


We are lucky enough to be getting a white 5-drawer chest and changing table given to us, so we can't wait to get them all in the nursery once everything is completed. We decided to pull the colors together by replacing the white chest knobs with natural color knobs that match the cribs. I saw this in a Pottery Barn magazine and loved the idea! It will tie the 2 colors together perfectly. I also bought 2 mattresses for the cribs. Finally, here is a pic of our bedding. I think it's so darn cute! Also from BRU!

I love the little cows, sheep, ducks, etc on this bedding. The colors are exactly what I wanted and more-blue, green, and brown were the original colors I had in mind, so adding red and yellow was a fun bonus. My favorite part? The doggie driving the tractor! Hysterical! I think the boys will be big doggie fans with Sonny around them 24/7. Anyway, love the bedding.

Also, we were given a great rocker/glider by a friend, but have opted to also get another rocker. A friend of mine told me about how many night she spent sleeping in the nursery and how comfort was so important. I fell in love with this one several weeks ago at La-Z-Boy and just love how comfy it is. Also, it's wide enough that I can rock both babies for a while together. So, I ordered it in a green color (called "meadow" but looks kinda moss colored) that matches the bedding perfectly...it'll be here in 8-10 weeks!



We also have been working on the living room. Trying to pull everything together since I got my new upholstered chairs a few weeks ago. Still need a mantle painting, a couple of lamps and one other wall hanging and window treatments before the room will be complete.

We had a contractor come over this past weekend and build our wall for the new bedroom in the basement as well. So, we were able to get the wall built, drywall and door hung, and electricity re-wired in the basement. Maggie (my step-daughter) has requested to move down there. She'll be 14 this summer and craves her independence. So, with few other great options, we've agreed to do so. Her room will become the boys nursery over the next couple of months. Have a big decision to make-replace the carpet or put in hardwood? I see pros and cons of both. Anyway, just one more thing, right? I have decided the paint will be the light green from my bedding. I think that will compliment the darker green from the rocker as well as be a great overall color for the room.

So, everyone will have to wait a while for nursery pics, as I haven't started with the room re-model. Maggie will remain in there until we get the basement completed for her. Will post nursery pics as we start moving along in the process! Lots and lots of changes!!

12 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow! I am so glad the boys are doing well - it sounds like you have been super productive!!! I love the idea with pulling the color coordination that you are doing - cannot wait to see real pics!

Emily said...

GREAT appt! I LOVE everything you picked! Cribs are gorgeous and the bedding is so stinkin cute! You have been busy!

shawna said...

I am so glad to hear that everything is going well with the boys. That bedding is adorable!

G & H said...

Love it all! Specially that chair looks so comfy!!!!

Jenn said...

That bedding is so perfect for twin boys...I really love the horse!

The nursery ideas sound great. I can't wait to see it all come together.

I remember how exciting it was putting together our first nursery...it's one of the best times of my life, I wish I could relive it over and over.

Enjoy!!

Penny said...

Ooh, I am so jealous of your new Lazy Boy. I will also be getting a lazy boy, but probably "pre-owned", provided it doesn't smell, because those things are so expensive!

Sky said...

I love that crib and great idea about knobs to incporate the 2 colors. Should I be successful (fingers crossed), I plan to be super frugal about furnishings and will gladly take hand-me-downs for everything I can get. More than anything, I'm just very practical about that stuff.

My friend's daughter is 33 years old (recently married) and will be TTC in a couple of months. She's already told her mom (my friend) that she's picked out the nursery furniture. The tally is in the 10K range. I almost passed out! Of course, my friend is the one who will be funding it for her first grandchild.

I'd rather put 10K into a college fund. To each their own... :)

(Then again, she may have a "free" baby, where as I will have had to spend 50K - so...)

MamaSoon said...

i love how original all your choices are. they sounds awesome. can't wait for the pics. :-)

Chelle said...

Glad to hear you and babies are doing good! and MAN! you've been a busy bee! Good for yoU!

Pink-CJ said...

Seems like you are getting everything together! I can't believe you are going to have twin boys like me! They are very challenging and I am in my 11th week!

sarah23 said...

Very nice!! I can't wait to see the finished product in a couple of months.

theworms said...

Great appt. the little guys are doing so well. Can't wait to see nursery pics and I love the recliner.