After our appointment, we checked out some sales at a couple of baby boutiques that I've wanted to hit up. I went through Prater's baby clothes last week & made a list of my favorite outfits, their brands, & sizes so that I can try to find a copy of them to make matching sets for the twins. I did find a copy on Friday & even better, it was super cheap! My mother-in-law was able to find some copies while at the beach outlets last week as well - hopefully I'll be able to find a lot of them over the next few months!
On Saturday morning, we helped my cousin move into her cute new house - we had so many vehicles & people that it didn't take long at all. Between the moving party & attending our neighbors' little girls' birthday party, Aaron dug holes for a new dog pen that we're building. So far he has the poles set & we hope to work on it a little bit each night this week to finish it up. We joked that this weekend's little projects reminded us of when we were first married & would work on our yard & flower beds & house projects all the time - I love how it makes me feel accomplished! We also picked up some mulch that we need to spread in our flower beds sometime this week. Thankfully ours are pretty self sufficient, we rarely have weeds since we out down a barrier & all of my plants are perennials that come back each year & 'spread' to fill in bare areas. I love spreading the mulch - it's like the icing on the cake!
Yesterday, we spent the morning at church, worked on the dog pen, piddled around, & then treated ourselves to Sonic - ice for me & a cherry limeade for Aaron & Prater.
We took Prater's pacifier away a few weeks ago. We've had a few 'bad' days, but overall it hasn't been that bad. She had started chewing holes in them & was using it as a bargaining power for nap & bedtime. She threw it out of her crib one night, wanting for me to come back in to give it to her/her to beg me to not make her go 'night night' for the fifth time & I made the executive decision that we were officially 'done'! This past weekend, her vocabulary has really taken off! Yesterday alone I heard her say so many new things - she grabbed Aaron's hand & told him to 'come on', she told me to 'open' the fridge door for 'cheese', she told us her cup was 'empty'... This morning she pointed at my belly & said 'two babies!' I know that every parent experiences these things, but it's all just so amazing to me! She loves to grab our hands & pull us back to her room, pat the chairs at her table set, & 'eat'. She'll give us plates with fake food that she's pulled out of her oven & we'll drink 'juice' from her tea set. Then we have to change her babies' diapers, feed them bottles, & put them in their crib for 'night night'. And bless the dogs if they are in her room with us, she yells 'Hey! No! Mine!' if they come anywhere near her things. She's even started doing this loud, annoyed, sigh if she has to get onto the dogs - it's hilarious!
Everyday, the thought crosses my mind that I want to chop all of my hair off. Like, super short. I know so many people who have the cutest bobs & pixie cuts & they make me so jealous. I just really worry that I couldn't pull it off, that it would still take me forever to 'fix' it because of my ha it's thickness & texture, & that I would regret it & cry. Coloring my hair never bothers me, it's just hair - but it has taken me 5 years to grow mine to the length it is now - it grows TERRIBLY slow!
I decided (with a little 'insider' input) on the twins' showers' hostess gifts - I am so stinking excited about them & hope that they love them as much as I do! Gift giving is so sacred to me - I desire for it to be something that the recipient absolutely LOVES!
I just went out into the garage & had to out a cooler away that my precious (sarcasm) husband left out, it has sand on the bottom of it from our last beach trip... Although I 'do' the beach different than 99% of the world, I have missed it! (Probably the seafood I miss the most.) We're hoping that there are some trips scheduled in the fall - you know, with newborn twins & a 2 year old... FUN! Eh, it'll be fine!
Speaking of, my best friend & I are planning on attending Dot.Mom in September. Yes. The babies will be one or two months old depending on when they are born. Of course this will all depend on their health at birth but we're believing that they're going to be born perfectly healthy & are making plans for us to take the twins with us to the conference in Chattanooga. I know, ha! People think that I am nuts! But given that the babies are healthy, I really think it'll be fine & I am super excited about the conference! I realize that my life will drastically change with their birth, for the logistical aspect alone of having three babies under 2 to one Mommy, but I'm also going to try to do what I can, when I can & I think we will all be better because of it!
Dear word... I believe that's enough rambling for today. Apparently I needed to clear my head of some randomness. I promise that I hope to be back to some insightful posts once I am no longer 'a host' to things that drain my brain!
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