Nursery Time!

As promised, I've taken pictures and compiled a list of must-haves for the nursery.  It's taken a while, but I've finally gotten it functional and pretty-ful!  If you have anything that you'd like to add or questions about products that I don't link to, please leave me a message in the comments!

Babies Sleeping sign from In Vinyl
Gorgeous subway art by My 3 Monkeys Designs

Table from Target
(Couldn't find the original one, but here's one I like maybe even better!)
Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg photo bombing in this pic!
I talk about how much I love this book in this post

Nesting baskets are part of this hamper set.
Wipe Warmer

Verona by Sorelle at Babies R Us furniture

This AWESOME hair clip holder was made by my dear friend, Kristen.
She's so thoughtful and pragmatic!

Lifetime Convertible Crib from Verona by Sorelle

Monogram Wall Art

Bedding (we have ALMOST everything that goes with this set!)

Lamp.  Dresser.  Humidifier (a must!).  Teddy Bear Frame.  First Year Frames.

Books were given to me by guests at my baby shower, in lieu of cards.
Most books contain beautiful and sweet messages to the girls from family
and friends.

Book Shelves

I searched UP AND DOWN for the perfect nursery chair while I was pregnant.
I absolutely LOVE this glider and ottoman!

Don't mind our walls, where I instructed poor Hershey to hang and re-hang
nursery decor until it was in exactly the right spot!
(Cloud B Sleep Sheep photo bomb!)

Love this beautiful print by one of my fave bloggers, Jessica Garvin.
Printed at home on photo paper and framed in Threshold frame from Target.
Today we stayed home because transitioning into the cribs is not going well and we got about 2 hours of sleep last night.  So the Grandma-Squad came over to give us all some much needed rest.

The girls are LOVING this bouncy seat, given to them by their Godmother!

 Hope you have a great week everyone!

4 Months (and counting...)

Happy Football Sunday Funday!  Not so fun for us, as we are watching the Giants SUCK again, and we are working on about 3 hours of sleep because we are transitioning the girls into their cribs (more on that in a later post).  

I figured that since they will be FIVE months old soon, I should get up their 4 month pictures.  

We had a lot of fun trying to capture their adorb-ness.  They're getting so big and squirmy, it wasn't easy!

Emma's onesie is by Old Navy
Thanks to my good friend and colleague, Colleen, for the BEAUTIFUL handmade blanket!

Jane's onesie is by H&M

Action shot.

Shout out to Sweet Caroline Crafts for the INCREDIBLE AMAZING leg warmers (like her Facebook page), and to Doodlebug Prints for the milestone stickers.

And just as a quick reminder, here's what the girls USED to look like.  Look at how far my little jelly munchkins have come! 

Have a great Sunday, and I hope your team does better than mine!  


I am at almost 3,000 page views! I can't believe it. I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who are supporting me by reading and sharing my blog. I have gotten such amazing compliments from people and it makes sitting down to write each time so rewarding!

This weekend my babies turned 4 months old. I can't believe how fast time is moving, especially now that I am back to work full time. I just want time to slow down a LITTLE bit! 

This weekend was rough as we tried to sleep train the twincesses, so I only got a couple of 4 month pics. Here's a little preview. Hopefully we will be able to get together a photo shoot this week! 

I have a couple of important posts to write this week, so keep checking back for updates! I also finally started a Facebook page for the blog, so please go like it! 

Hope you have a great week! Happy Monday! 

You Mean I Have to Carry All of This Sh*t Around?

It's been a while since I've written. I've been busy the last two weeks taming the animals kids at the zoo -- both the zoo at home AND the zoo at work. That's right, I went back to work full time this week, teaching freshmen and sophomore English, as well as a digital journalism class at New Milford High School. It's been quite the whirlwind. 

Jane and Emma have been busy keeping Mama and Daddy busy. They are sleeping longer at night, but still eating about every 3 hours during the day. They hold their heads up and want to be held and entertained every moment that they are awake (which is much more frequently now!). Emma came off of her apnea monitor this week, and yesterday the girls turned four months old! I feel like it was just yesterday that they were born (read their birth story here). Time flies!

In honor of back to school and all of the kids who are packing their backpacks and heading off to school, I thought I would write all about what I pack in my diaper bag every time I head out the door with my twincesses. Here's my complete diaper bag inventory. 

My diaper bag, by JJ Cole

Diapers and Wipes. I get ours off of Amazon Subscribe & Save (I talk about my love affair with Amazon Mom in this post). We use Huggies wipes and diapers, and if you sign up for an Amazon Mom account, you automatically are signed up for Amazon Prime (which means free 2 day shipping on ANYTHING you buy on the site that qualifies for it, including Subscribe & Save orders). Diapers and wipes shipped to your door for free. I can't think of anything better! 

Diaper Rash Cream. We use Balmex every diaper change, but it's your choice. This is just what they used in the NICU. When the girls have diaper rash, we use either Triple Paste (crazy expensive) or Anti-Monkey Butt (I know, I know). 

Saline Drops and a Nose Sucker. Don't knock the Nose Frieda til you've tried it. I thought it was gross, too, until someone told me to cut open a bulb nasal aspirator and look at all of the mold and boogers inside. Ew. (Disclaimer:  I draw the line at the Windi.)

Stocking Hats. One for each kid. 

Change of Clothes (including socks). One set of clothes for each kid. I just pack a onesie and some socks to save room, since I'm packing for 2. 

Bibs.  One for each kid.

Blankie. Just one, no matter how many kids you have. Put a blanket on each kid in the car seat over the buckle, and bring one extra in case of colossal pukage. We like these Aden + Anais blankies because they are light for a warm day, or you can fold them up and they keep the little ones quite warm. 

Burp Cloths. Nice ones. One for each kid. 

Wash Cloths. One for each kid. 
A peek inside.
A view from the top.

Face and Choopie wipes. 

Extra Choopies. We keep one extra for each kid in little choopie pods

A Reusable Bag and a few Ziplocs. One for dirty clothes and one for extremely shitty diapers. 

Books/Toys. Anything to keep the little one busy at a moment's notice. 

Sophie.  First of all, she's damn adorable.  Second, the kiddies love to nom nom on all of her parts when their teefies are hurting.

Sleep Sheep On the Go.  This adorbs little noise machine goes EVERYWHERE with us.  Good to drown out noise when you are trying to have a fun night (for both you AND the babes).

I hope that this helps in your quest for the perfect diaper bag contents!  Have a great weekend!  Happy Fall!