Monday, September 29, 2014

.at 33 weeks, with the treb twins.

.at thirty three weeks.
::i officially look like i have two babies in there. sure, i am a little small for twins, but i take my shirt off and - whoa!
::the babies are lying in the worst possible positioning, breach + transverse. which basically means i'll be delivering via c-section if twin a doesn't turn around for me. not ideal.
::the heartburn, people! seriously, i've been put on a prescription for it. lying down, sitting up, walking, talking,'s always present.
:the twiners are chubby little monkeys. 3 weeks ago, they weighed in at 4lbs and 4.3 lbs [70th/80th weight percentile at the time!].
::i hardly wear pants anymore. be warned if you come to my house unexpectedly.
::i am craving caffeine of any sort. probably because i'm hardly sleeping at night, however.
::we bought an extra car seat, crib mattresses, cleaned out the bookshelf in the nursery and filled it with baby trinkets and have washed all of jack's newborn clothes. hurray!
::we also bought jack a "hello, brother" gift from the twins. it's this beautiful wooden pirate fort and i think he'll love it. everything is "piiir" [aka. jack's version of pirate] right now.
::my back feels like it's about to break in half some days. it's not great.
::and twin b loves to continually grind and roll into my ribs, which is something i never felt with jack. and....not great.
::my partner and i officially opened up our online children's boutique and it is going so awesome! such a happy and exciting time for us and i can't wait to see what the future holds!
::we just celebrated my sister and new brother-in-law wed. and it was beautiful. i even stayed till closing time!
::my pantry is about to get a cleaning.
::i basically only have 1 month left to go. whoo hoo!!
::i was lucky enough to spend one rainy & stormy night with the beautiful jessica from out at the lake. she's the one who captured all these gorgeous images [it's all her! i just showed up!] of me and my twin babies and i seriously have a little cry every time i look at them. i will cherish them forever. thank you so much, jessica xx

for those of you who don't think in terms of weeks...this means i'm now about 8.5 months pregnant!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

.dear, jack.

hey, bugg. it's momma.

just checking in to let you know that man - i love you. i know the twins are coming soon and your little world is about to change, but this insane amount of love dada and i have for you isn't going anywhere. that will never change. never ever. in fact, it seems to grow more and more with each passing day. i can't even explain it. you are just so darn awesome.

even with all those lovely toddler-two tantrums you've been showing us. we still love you.
even with all those insanely stinky diapers you love to save for momma. we still love you.
even with the refusal to eat anything healthy lately. we still love you.
even with the nightly 2:30 am wakings where you won't go back to sleep unless it's in our bed. we still love you.
even with the mess you make right after momma has tidied up. we still love you. 
even if you refuse to enjoy a bath alone and one of us has to crawl in with you. we still love you.

see, jack. we still love you no matter what you throw at us and these little siblings of yours, coming so so soon, are only going to make our family even better. i hope you know that. 

i also hope you know that if you ever just need a little alone time with momma or dada, we're here. anytime. we will still have our special moments like we do now, just the two of us [or three of us] if you need. anytime. you are our little bugg man and that will never change.

so remember that we love you, no matter what. forever and always. 

[and i am so incredibly lucky to have meg henderson [els photography] in my life to capture these amazing pictures of me and my boy. these mean the absolute world to me, hormonal or not, and i cannot thank her enough. and her talent....i mean, it's pretty incredible right?!]

Thursday, September 25, 2014

.travel: drumheller, ab.

about a month & half ago, peter + jack and i took a little getaway over my birthday weekend to visit some old dinosaurs. it was a perfect mini holiday with my family of three [and our last as a family of three!] and i found it rather fitting considering i'm starting to feel like a 'fossil' as well ;)

we packed up our new vehicle and drove the 3.5 hours south to the tiny town of drumheller, ab. i can't really say much about the city itself [sorry, drumheller!] but the landscape was beautiful and the town filled to the brim with activities for the youngsters. jack was in heaven. 

we visited the suspension bridge, the hoodoo's [and attempted to snap a few maternity pictures in the badlands], visited the world's largest dinosaur, walked the tyrrell museum, and played on the hotel waterslide. we also had a rather delicious greek meal at a local restaurant, which reminded pete and i so much of our europe trip a few short years back. the food was so authentic it was like we where on the island of santorini again!

here's a load of iPhone pictures of our mini trip. it was just so lovely, but then again i truly think doing anything with these two people is lovely.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

.need, want, eat, make: pregnant edition.

well, since i'm definitely feeling pregnant as of late [this belly of mine is getting huge!], my thoughts are obviously reflecting anything 'baby'....or in my case, 'babies!'
and did i mention that i only have 3 weeks left?! yep, 3 freakin' weeks till these sweet babes are in my arms and smelling like heaven.
guess i should pack up that hospital bag and install those two extra car seats....
need ||  a few good nursing sleep bras [these things i lived in for about a year when i had jack. i guess the ta-ta's just liked a little extra support when i'm nursing and it just made my sleep that much better, despite still having to get up every couple hours. i personally enjoyed this wrap type of sleep bra and desperately need to re-stock my pile. and quickly!]

want || a highlighter / eye brightener [this nars eye shadow pencil looks like a warm peachy-goldy-cream colour and just may be the perfect shade to add a lightness and brightness to my already tired eyes [and yes! i know it's just about to get worse....]

eat || freezer meals, like this coconut curry chili [or this or this or any of this. i mentioned i'm pregnant right? ha! freezer meals are actually the most perfect thing to gift or even pre-make yourself before a new baby arrives and i am personally stock piling my freezer. when you're just too tired to make anything, these are life savers. and ps! i've made that chili above and it's truly unbelievable!!]

make || a macramé wall hanging, for above each twins crib [adore these beautiful works of art, and personally think they have enough going on that they may even keep the babies distracted enough to change their diapers, etc. etc. apparently by following this diy i may be able to construct my own?!]