Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The fun begins...

Now, five months into this life-changing event, we've gotten to the fun part:)
Shopping!

In the last two weeks, it has been baby buying crazy at my house and I have had so much fun! As soon as I found out I was having twins I was determined to make it all very economical, which has turned out to be really difficult but, with all my family help, I think we have done a great job.

Number one rule: CONSIGNMENT, CONSIGNMENT!!
I went to two consignment sales.. one with my mother-in-law and one with my sister-in-law and Mom. Since they are spring/summer sales the only clothes we could buy were 0-3months or 12 months but I think we managed to find a few things:) Actually, not overbuying was easier than you think, since every time you find something you like, you have to make sure you can find something to go with it!
























I also got two big items, like the double snap and go frame for two infant car seats:
























And the infamous double stroller.. all of these were used so basically half price.

















Of course, the girls already have lots of new things too thanks their Mammie. And I really thank my mom, Christy and Becky for all the things they bought for us and the time we have spent shopping and planning. It has been so much fun and helped my stress level tremendously! I love you!

Last but not least, we had another ultrasound yesterday and the girls are still growing great and looking good. We didn't really get very good pictures since they are getting so big but I thought I would post another pic of myself at 5 months.























I feel like I could give birth anytime.. some people keep telling me I look so small and I can not believe it!! I already feel like I am in my ninth month!! Anyway, feel free to comment honestly. I still have over four months to go and about 50 lbs to gain so this should be interesting!

10 comments:

christy said...

I love being involved and am here to do anything you need. I love you too!

Gram said...

Buying for babies is so much fun and doubled for twin GIRLS! I think you look good, for every pound you gain, the girls are growing too. We definitely want big healthy girls.

amy said...

so excited to see all the PINK stuff!! hip hip hooray! hip hip hooray!! can't wait to meet my neices! i just wish we lived 9+ hours closer so i could actually help you. that's it, i'm telling chuck to quit his job so we can move back. not sure how you are going to support us 4 along with your brood, but start blowing up the air mattresses so we'll have a place to sleep! you look good, btw!

Sharon said...

It's just so easy to buy when they are so little. And of course, each store seems to have just what I'm looking for. Oh well, Josh said that Eli had more clothes and pictures than any kid he knew of so I just want to keep the standards up. You never looked more beautiful except maybe when you were born. I love every minute we share during this time.

Mia said...

Wow, you've accomplished a lot!! I'm so glad! You also look amazing. Great job!!!

Cathy said...

I agree with your mom that you do look beautiful and just glowing. Not every woman glows when they are pregnant but you seem too. Have fun with all the shopping you have to do but get it done before you are too big to do it comfortably. Good luck.

Amy said...

You look wonderful! Although you may look at yourself and wonder how you can possibly get any bigger, you look amazing. I love the orange double stroller, what a great find.

Shelley said...

You look great! I really, really don't think you look that big, especially for twins! I love all the cute clothes. Though I'm kind of sad because I just realized our girls will have birthdays in opposite seasons, so a lot of my hand-me-downs won't work for you!

The Bryant's said...

I think you look fantastic!

kellyd said...

look at my pregnant little photographer. you are beautiful. honestly. otherwise, i wouldn't comment on it at all. ;o) i looked pregnant all over. every single time. even in my nose and my mouth. my whole body was pregnant. you're one of those from the side only pregnant girls. i normally hate girls like that but you're just too sweet to hate! :o) love seeing the pics and the updates. keep em coming! :o)