Monday, October 29, 2012

The Nesting Has Begun

I think the nesting has started for us.  We were in full on organizing/purging/cleaning mode this weekend.  When we moved into our house 3 years ago, all of our totes and boxes of stuff we didn't immediately need got thrown in our basement storage room and pretty much hasn't been touched since.  When we have needed something, we had to spend the time looking through each tote until we found what we were looking for.  With the babies coming, we decided it's time to get all of our junk organized.  So we bought a set of storage shelves this weekend, and got to work.

Some during and after photos:

And the finished product - ta da!

It feels good to have this project finally tackled.  Now on to the next one!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Twin/Gender Reveal Party

It's a.....

Girl and Boy!!!

We were so excited last Monday when we found out we were having one of each.  Baby A is a girl and Baby B is a boy.  It's going to be so nice to now be able to refer to them as he or she, instead of it, or A or B. 

We had our party with our immediate families yesterday to share the big news that we were having twins, as well as their genders.  Needless to say, everyone was completely shocked.  Jeff and I were both taken aback a little bit by everyone's was way more than we expected.  I expected quiet dumbfoundedness (is that a word?), and instead we got many tears - practically on the verge of sobbing.  I've only seen my dad cry two times in my whole life, and even he was crying pretty hard.  I think his reaction got my tears flowing the hardest.  Afterwards he jumped on the phone and started calling all of his was pretty cute :)

And guess what else?  We even received some baby gifts!  My mom and Jeff's sister had brought with them both a boy and girl gift, with the intention of returning whichever one we didn't need, and instead we kept them both, haha! 

(our loot)
Jeff's sister is letting us have their baby furniture, and they went ahead and brought down the changing table with them this weekend.  So we have one piece of furniture and the stuff pictured above in our house, which is a little surreal.  I still am having a hard time completely letting go and believing this is really going to happen.  But then I tell myself I'm not sure if I'm ever going to stop worrying and completely let my guard down so I suppose I should roll with it and start having fun. 
But seriously, how cute is it going to be to see the babes side-by-side in these little outfits?


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Half Baked

Wow, I can't believe I just wrote the title to this post.  Over the last 2 years, the thought of making it to the point of walking in for our anatomy scan seemed like a dream that was so far out of our reach.  But we made it.  We had our scan Monday, and it couldn't have been more perfect. 

As for the genders?  Well, you'll have to wait until next week :p 

Our twin/gender reveal party with our families is this weekend.  How we managed to keep this a secret for this long is beyond me.  But we did it, and I cannot wait to see their reactions.  So I promise party pics will be coming next week!