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Friday, January 29, 2016

Five on Friday- App, Shopping, Moving, and Smiles

Happy FRIDAY!!

This week.. AHHH...This post was originally planned for last Friday. Well the snow/ice came and well I completely forgot! So I've done a little editing.

+ I don't like to move.. like HATE IT! My office is moving upstairs. We were all supposed to be out on Thursday so they could move us on Friday and over the weekend. Well nothing EVER goes as planned. They have been moving us ALL week. Even kicking people out to work at home to get things moved. Let's just say we've been working but on moving and not actual work. I also have an issue of too much stuff. Always. I can pack anything into any space so that makes it so much more fun! Sigh.. so ready for this nonsense to be done!

+ Thanks to Jess @ The Newly I downloaded this little app. I have really enjoyed reading this quote and quick bible lesson of the day. I have really wanted to take time each day to focus on God. It has brightened my days.


+ I already bought the boys Easter baskets. I know I know.. but I was too excited! Thanks to 20% off and free shipping I thought I should go ahead and pull the trigger. We went with these in large and these liners. I really wanted a red monogram so I took them to one of my friends. I love the way they turned out!

+ I have scheduled the boys' baptism at our church for April 10th. I'm SUPER excited! I think my Hubs might be more excited about the cake we ordered but any who.. I am now on the hunt for baptism outfits. Anyone have any amazing online places or somewhere in the Raleigh area? I've seen a few here and there but nothing that has made me pull the trigger just yet.

+ Their future is so bright.. They gotta wear shades! Sorry these are gifts for the boys but I couldn't resist a little try on!

Linking up with Christina and April.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Staying Healthy in the New Year with Chobani Simply 100 Crunch

Hey Lovies!

I still can't believe it's 2016 and a New Year again! Where does the time go? I don't really do new years resolutions but every year I hope to focus on staying healthy and active. This year it's especially important because I have two little ones to keep up with. I also don't have a lot of time to work out as being a new Mommy to twins! I mean these are some active little boys. I want to set a healthy example for them and hope to be around to see them grow.

I don't know about you but I've been "crunching the numbers" on how to sneak in little workouts, every little bit counts! My office is about to move to the second floor and I think adding some stair climbing in the morning and afternoons can be a quick calorie burner. Once warmer weather hits NC, I also hope to take the boys for a stroll around the neighborhood before cooking dinner. Cutting out or burning 100 calories is actually doable in my book too and Chobani provided some fun ways to do it! Do you see that shopping for 38 minutes burns 100 calories? Not that I need a reason to shop but this is motivation right there, ha!

How do you plan on burning 100 calories? I'd love to hear! If you're looking for a to cut out calories with a lighter snack, check out the new Chobani Simpy 100 Crunch, I HIGHLY recommended the strawberry chocolate truffle one. So good!!

* I was not compensated for this but as always all opinions are my own.*

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Thoughts for Thursday-Nursery Reveal

Hi Lovies!

The boys nursery reveal is long OVER DUE! This room was truly a labor of love. I hand picked every single item that went into this room. I loved every minute of it! My Hubs and I decided to stick with red and blue. Mainly for my love of red and his of blue. We couldn't agree on just sailboats or airplanes so we decided to combine them. I found matching crib sheets from Restoration Hardware baby and ran with it from there. My Mom made the crib skirts and rail bumper for the boys. She did an amazing job. The crib on the right was actually my crib as a baby. I had hesitations of using this but after checking many sources it meets all the current safety regulations so we decided to use it. Target had one so similar (it's crazy!) so we registered for this one. My Hubs' grandmother made each of the boys a quilt. One is draped over the back of the rocker/glider/recliner. They are beautiful! So beautiful that they will get their own post very soon. 

I had this vision of a boat oar, airplane propeller and their initials soon after finding out that we were having boys. My Mom laughed and said she thought I'd have a tough time finding all those items. Well Home Goods had the boat oar, I ordered the airplane propeller online and Hobby Lobby had the metal letters. My Hubs and Dad painted these so all the colors would match. 

I really wanted a gallery wall of books. I hope they love to read. We try to read them a book every night before bed. 

And just because I love knowing what everyone else's closet looks like. Here is their's! We beyond blessed so 99% of this closet contents were gifted or loaned to us. We are going to have 2 well dressed little boys!

If you have any questions about where I got things, please feel free to reach out. I loved putting together their room. I was actually kinda sad when it was all complete. Sad but true!

Thoughts for Thursday
Linking up with Natalie and Annie.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Five on Friday- 3 Day Weekend and 2nd Week Back at Work

Happy Friday Lovies!

+ I'm already on my second week back at work! It's hard being away from them but they boys seem to be adjusting well. Me.. I'm getting there. It's been hard to stay focused on work. This week my team is in Orlando for a sales conference. I opted not to go because I'm not ready to leave the boys just yet. We are also moving offices in a week and half so I've been sitting in a sea of boxes. Kinda hard to get motivated when you feel in limbo. I'm super excited (even though I didn't figure it out until half way through the week) that it's a 3 day weekend for me! One extra day with my babies! YAY!!

+ Monday I found out that my hemoglobin A1C is 6.1. Apparently the prediabetic range is 5.7-6.4. NOT COOL! It through me for a loop. I mean I couldn't even think straight when I left. I didn't really even ask a lot of questions because I was so dumbfounded. I know I have to change my diet and follow up in 3 months. I've been googling diets and I'm having some issues. Anyone have any experience of advice?? My doctor says that BMI and weight are ok but it couldn't hurt to lose 3-5lbs. Everything I'm googling says weight loss. So confused!! Any advice would be appreciated!

+ I REALLY need to get organized this weekend. Last weekend I didn't really get much accomplished. I spent my time snuggling with the boys. I'm ok with that! They are only this size and age once. Time is going by soo fast! Please excuse the Iphone pictures.

+ The boys are growing so fast that they are in 6 months clothing!! 99% of what we have is 3 months for winter. I need to pick up a few things. My Hubs is NOT happy. I see everyone is having sales so hopefully that will help out. So I might have stripe obsession! I hope to find a few other pieces in the stores too!
Striped Sweater One-Piece

Stripe one-piece

+ I totally already bought the boys Valentine's gifts already! These are just too cute! My Hubs thinks they are more for me than them. LOL.. I can't wait to see my little beach babes in these come summer. Can you tell I'm ready for summer?!
Blue Angels Blue
OMG! Orange

Hope everyone has a great 3 day weekend! 


Thursday, January 14, 2016

December and 3 months

Hello Lovies!

December was a very busy month for us. Sadly I didn't document everything but here is just a quick glimpse of what we had going on. 

We attended a tacky sweater party at one of my besties house. 

The boys took some photos for Christmas with their cousin.

Bennett looks so adult here.

Cameron is intently staring at something.

Christmas Day was a whirlwind. My parents came for breakfast. My MIL, step FIL, SIL with her family, and step BIL all came for lunch. We were exhausted but it was a good day. The boys wasn't sure what was going on but good none the less. 

The day after Christmas we celebrated one of my husbands bestie's 40th birthday. It was a good time had by all!

New year's Eve was spent at the Carolina Beach relaxing. We were all asleep well before midnight. 

The boys turned 3 months on 12/30/15!

Weight/Height: We didn't have a doctors appointment this month but we are estimating between 13-14lbs. 

Medical Reports: Cameron- you started on Zantac and this has seriously been a miracle drug! You are soo much better! So happy we think we have figured it out. 
Bennett- You still have some constipation issues but hopefully apple juice in your bottle will continue to help you.

Sleep: You both have started to sleep from 8:30-3 ish. You eat and go right back to sleep until 6:30 or 7. Mommy is in heaven! 

Clothes and Diaper Size: Size 2 diapers. Clothes 3 months and 6 months items. 

Diet: We switched you to Target brand formula and you both seem to be fine with it. It's a bit cheaper so we are going to continue with it. 

Products We Love: Still loving our Twin Z pillow. Retired our beloved Rock 'n Plays this month. Still love your wubbanubs (Cameron has an elephant and Bennett has a monkey). 

Milestones: Cameron: You smile, coo, laugh, and are just the happiest baby (except when your mouth is hurting!). You hold your head up on your own and prefer to be sitting up. You are also trying to do sit ups on your twin Z pillow. 
Bennett: You are just now smiling more. You are pretty happy baby and are definitely a Mommy's boy. You hold your head up well but don't seem to be any in hurry to do anything else just yet. 

Likes: Wubbanubs, Car rides, Sitting upright, and being talked to. 

Dislikes: Stopping at stop lights and being held like babies.

Both were transitioned to your cribs and didn't seem to have any issues. We took away your swaddles because you both are wiggly and trying to roll over. Both of you are already showing all the signs of teething. I haven't seen a tooth pop up yet but I'm sure they will be coming soon. Mommy's maternity leave came to an end this month and January 4 she headed back to work. These were the fastest yet longest 3 months of my life. Mommy loves you both to the moon and back!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

November and 2 Months

Hi Lovies! 

Here is our November in review. The boys took their very first trip to Carolina Beach! Bennett looks hungry while Cameron looks terrified. This was their very first long car trip and they were troopers! We can only hope that they are this good forever!

 This was just too sweet not to include. They were snuggling and fell fast alseep!

We were ventured to the beach for a good friends wedding. It was Mommy's first outing. Luckily Mimi and Pops were more than happy to be at the beach house too and kept you for us.

This was a candid shot getting ready for our Christmas cards- your very first!

We also celebrated your very first Thanksgiving. We opted to stay in (per the advice of our doctors) and have family come to us to celebrate. You were the two cutest little turkeys ever!

Daddy and I thought we'd dress in you some game day attire. Duke won that day. Bennett- State lost buddy. Mommy was sad and Daddy was happy!

We celebrated our 3 year anniversary! Dinner and drinks and the Angus Barn. 

You guys turned 2 months on 11/30/15!

Weight/Height: Cameron: 1' 11" height and 11lb 12oz in weight.
Bennett: 1' 10.5" height and 11lb 7.6oz in weight. 

Medical Reports: Cameron: We have started you on gas drops in hopes of this helping you. You still have gas and we are now wondering if it's acid reflex. We are weaning you off the gas drops to see if we can tell your symptoms. 
Bennett: We have now started you with some apple juice in your bottle. Poor thing is constipated and cries when you have to go. 
You both got your first round of shots this month and took them like champs! So proud. Although Mommy may or may not have shed a tear or two for you.

Sleep: Still wake up every 3 sometimes 4 hours. We got the ok to not wake you anymore but you already somewhat programmed. We are trying the Moms on Call schedule in hopes of getting some sleep.

Clothes and Diaper Size: Both are wearing size 1 diapers. Both are in 0-3 months clothes.

Diet: We switched you to Enfamil Gentle Ease formula. You both seem to be better on this. If it continues to go well we hope to put on you Target brand generic soon. Formula is expensive!

Products We Love: Still Loving the Rock N Plays and Aden + Anais Swaddle blankets. We also love fun playmats. You both love to stretch out on them.  Both still love your wubbanubs. We also love our Twin Z pillow. I can now put on the pillow without you sliding down. Mustela Physiobebe- seriously the best stuff ever! It's like baby windex! Baby Jogger City Select Stroller- we got the second seat. Right now we're using the adapter clips for our car seats. This is THE BEST stroller! I would never be able to leave the house without it. It turns amazingly and I'm able to fit through aisles and shop like a normal person. Blooming Bath Insert- my coworker let me borrow this. It has been amazing! I can easily wash you in the sink and keep you warm and comfy too. So grateful she let us borrow this.

Milestones: Both like to be propped up with your Twin Z pillow. Both officially started to smile! Love baby smiles!

Likes: Mommy and Daddy talking to you. The play mats with lights, sounds, and movement. Both of you like the TV. Mommy is working on correcting that. 

Dislikes: Being snot sucked. Both scream bloody murder!

Cameron- you are turning into a little ham and love when Mommy talks to you or takes your picture. I love it! 

Bennett- you still aren't excited about pictures. You follow Mommy around and don't like it when I leave the room. Melts my heart!