Wednesday, July 21, 2010

If You Build It...

they will come.

Though hopefully still not for a few more months.

But when they do come, we'll have a place for them to sleep comfortably.

One down, one to go.


It was a very strange feeling to walk by the room and see two cribs set up. It felt surreal and real and unreal all at the same time.

Since the cribs have gone up I've had time to get use to seeing them in there when I pass by.
I don't know if it ever becomes "normal" to think of things in two's, but I'm getting better.

I just keep thinking about all the times I'll open that nursery door and see two little boys smiling back at me.
Or guiltily hiding a Sharpie they found and created new wallpaper with.
Either way, I'm looking forward to it all.

Never one to miss a chance for nesting, the rest of the nursery is coming together slowly but surely. We've got bedding being made, gliders vying for our attention and books that just need some shelves. More photos soon!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Belated Before and Afters

A month since our last post? Really? That's a shame.

It's not for lack of having things to write about, that's for sure.

Here's some house progress in the widely accepted Before & After format.

"Ventahood be gone - Microwave Welcome"

"Completely Dysfunctional Closet made of 70's Wood planks - Completely Redone"

"Workbench Made by Father and Son"

(I don't have a before, but just assume empty space where there is now a rocking workbench.)


(I also don't have a before of the grill because it came assembled - despite the variety of power tools Chris is showing off.)

A huge thank you to both our families for helping make all these improvements possible.

Not to be outdone by all the power tools and demo, I have been busy decorating the inside of the living room and kitchen. We're 3 pair of blinds and one mirror away from the living room being done and I'll be sure to add photos. Then it's on to the nursery and the master.

Oh, and I've also been growing people.

Here they are at their most recent appointment. Weighing in at 1.5 and 1.7 lbs. They doubled in weight in the last 3 weeks!

Baby A

Baby B

We found out the reason I feel Baby B so much more than A is that they are spooning each other, leaving B to kick my stomach, and A to kick B's back! They are active and healthy and we're already eager to meet them.

More soon.