May 23, 2013
So I figure I would share some stories with other Moms that might be thinking of having 2 under 2 or want 2 or 2 or have 2 under 2 or just want to laugh or cry.
Now my girls are 2 and 3 and not technically falling into the 2 under 2 spot anymore, but they are 18 months apart, which still makes things very interesting, especially for me.
I was trying to think of a story that kind of brought me into the whole 2 under 2 world. What broke the ice for me and made me realize I now had to juggle two. Then I remembered.
The day my oldest climbed out of the crib.
When her sister was only a week old and I couldn't even drive after my csection yet to get her a rail for her bed.
Seriously she climbed out of her crib at 18 months. Whose genes gave her those long legs to even attempt that? oh mine I guess, but they jumped over me and my sister and brother got them. I digress.
So that day. My Mom drove me to buy buy baby, with my newborn in the car, because of course I was in the neurotic noone knows how to care for my baby as well as I do stage. I ran into the store with my huge swollen legs and after csection stomach, totally running on no sleep at all and coffee. I must have been looking pretty desperate because I had so many people coming running to help me.
Makes me laugh now thinking about how I must have looked, because now I know this wasn't such a big deal that my daughter climbed out of her crib. However, at the time I was stressed out of my mind. How was I going to transition such a young child into a bed and take care of a newborn all night.
I went with the crib tent. No they are not sold anymore and yes it may or may not have been the best idea, but I got the one that went around the entire mattress of the crib so she wouldn't get stuck and I went for it. It worked out fine for us in the long run.
Now I look back and I can't believe how crazy I was. The woman looking at me like I was nuts as I breathlessly explained that my eighteen month old just climbed out of the crib and I have a one week old and I am so tired, and I don't know what I am going to do to transition my older daughter, and I am so worried and is this safe and what am I going to do. Oh lordy, Those are the days. These are the stories that stick out in my mind and made me a Mom, a Mom to 2 under 2.
Next is how neurotic I was about a double stroller, that I have barely used. I love being a Monday Morning Quaterback to all of these things. So funny. Life is amazing.
May 22, 2013
Because of this obsession I have found the most amazing crib mobiles I have ever seen, and what is cool about many of these is that you don't have to just use them over a crib. I actually purchased one of these to hang in the corner of my toddler's room. They are amazing!
I am including my pins and then underneath you will find a link directly to the artist or creator's website and pricing information. Be forewarned you may want to purchase all of these and you may want to hide your credit card bill this month!
This whimsical cloud mobile is perfect for your "showered with love" theme nursery. I bought two of these for my toddler's room to hang in the corner. They are beautiful! Baby Jives has been recognized for her beautiful work in many publications. She has many different versions of the cloud mobile as well as other beautiful mobiles for your child's nursery. Other mobiles include Bird, Boat, Butterfly, Airplanes and Fish. She even will make you a custom order with a fabric that you pick out from her site. I highly recommend this company. I couldn't be happier with my purchase and the customer service I received.
Purchase: Baby Jives $50
Can you tell I have a cloud obsession? So in love with this beautiful mobile. Shop Littles has the cutest things, including this beautiful mobile that would be perfect for your baby's nursery or a playroom.
Purchase: Shop Littles $42
Felt N Joy
Make your own baby mobile. I love this idea. Sometimes we want something specific and we just can't find it. This is perfect. Just decide what you want on your mobile and Voila!
Purchase: Felt N Joy $100
Get on your hot air balloon for these beautiful creations from Maisie Moo. So many beautiful mobiles and whimsical designs that would be perfect for your beautiful baby or baby to be!
Purchase: Maisie Moo $85
Let your love bloom with these absolutely beautiful and amazing mobiles. This etsy shop has some of the most amazing baby mobiles you have seen. They don't just do flowers either!
Purchase: tsipouritsa $133
Fischtales has the most beautiful chandeliers perfect for your baby's nursery. So whimsical and beautiful. Perfect addition for any child's room! They have so many designs that you will love. Please check out their beautiful Etsy shop.
Purchase: Fischtaledesigns $155
Which one is your favorite??
May 21, 2013
I had a post all ready for today but before I went to bed last night I rescheduled it. I just couldn't post a regular post today with all that happened in Moore, Oklahoma. My heart just breaks for all of those affected. I was watching the news yesterday when the tornado started as something small and then just grew into a monster. I could barely sleep last night thinking of all of those parents that couldn't get to their babies. My thoughts, prayers and heart are with all of you.
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