Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Fundamentals of Crib Sharing

I am pretty sure it has been quite some time since I have graced the internet with my blog post presence, but I have A LOT going on right about now to put it lightly. For example, right when I sat down to write this I hear a huge crash followed by the sound of broken glass. 

I hop up and run to the boys room, where it is baby proofed and gated up, to find that they were able to reach behind the dresser and knock their lamp down, thus shattering the light bulb. Thankfully the sound scared the bejeezus out of my mischievous 2, so they didn't decide to play baby fear factor and crawl over glass.  Crisis averted with no blood, no bodily harm, and very little tears.

aawww they were so small!
Back to the post at hand.  I was recently going through a history of the boys life from fetuses to big bad almost 10 month olds, and I came across some pictures of the boys crib/bassinet sharing that made me smile and I decided to share a couple of them with you and give my views/experience if you are thinking about crib sharing for your twins.

I highly recommend bassinet/crib sharing in the beginning because your doodles went from being smooshed together in a uterus, to now being separated for the first time ever. That can be scary, and I found that my boys relaxed and slept better when they could smell each other and be smooshed up against each other. I was big on recreating the womb experience for my guys lol. 

Some of peoples fears for crib sharing is that the babies will roll over on each other or suffocate each other, I have never had that happen in the new born stage. When the boys got too big to share a bassinet, even though they each had one of their own, I moved them both to a play pen as we didn't have our crib set up yet. The play pen gave them way more room to roll around and still be near each other. 

Now that they are older they still crib share, but I will sometimes put one of the boys in their play pen because they will try and wake the other up, and Ky likes to use King as a footstool to try and climb out the crib every now and again. Crazy visual I know. 

I love waking up in the morning hearing them talk to each other, taking turns crying to get my attention, or playing together. I probably have only a couple more months of crib sharing, since their first birthday is fast approaching, so I'm going to enjoy every moment of it.

stacked babies who snuggle!

Do you or have you crib shared?

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

My Saturday Theme Song

Matisyahu is one of my many go to music artists for encouraging and uplifting music. 'Sunshine' is one of my favorite songs by him and I am loving the acoustic version.

May you have a blessed and prosperous Saturday.

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Building a Business

               When I was in kindergarten I had to write down my top 10 things I wanted to be when I grew up. That list looked a little like this:

Chef ( I throws down in the kitchen)

Waitress (this was a really glamorous career option to me at the age of 5)

Figure skater (I wanted to be the next Michelle Kwan) 

A mom (I can check that off the list)

And a Business Owner (This, this, right here is throwing me for a loop)

As you can see I have wanted to open my own business since I was a little girl. I have been making jewelry and selling it since I was 11 but I haven't been able to really turn it into a thriving, lucrative business. Mostly because I haven't put the right amount of time and energy into growing my business. I am heavy on the creative side, but I slack off majorly when it comes to the business side and promoting my work.

I want to walk in the footsteps of the Proverbs 31 woman, "She makes linen garments and sells them,  and supplies the merchants with sashes." (Proverbs 31:24)

I want to be able to help contribute financially to my family while fulfilling the desires of my heart, to make a career out of what I love. Now that the twins are here I have more than enough motivation to pursue all of my goals. To accomplish all of the goals that I have laid out for myself, goals that will not only benefit myself, but will benefit my family as well. 

My babies in the first store they were sold in back in the day.

So I guess this could be considered my new years resolution. To slowly but surely turn my passion into a career, oh and to finish getting my degree too lol.  I want to continue chasing my dreams and indulging in the things that I love, because continuing to pursue my hobbies and things that I enjoy can only make me a better wife and mother. 

Cheers to the new year, to new endeavors, new hopes and new dreams. I will keep you all posted on my journey to turn my dreams into a reality and to live the life I love.

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