September 9- MiMi & PopPop

My parents came to visit today to help me try and find flooring for the nursery. Having a tough time because we originally thought we could just continue the flooring we already have in the rest of the house into the baby room, but they don't make it any more. So rather than find something that's similar (because it will be noticeable that we tried to match it but it wasn't exact) we are trying to get something totally different so it looks more intentional, and will have the planks going in a different direction. We did that for our bedroom when we moved in and it looks fab. But again we run into a problem the because if we use the dark flooring like our room it wouldn't work since the baby furniture is also dark so that leaves us with either whitewash or very pale yellow. So far no luck within our price range, but I'm determined so I'm sure I can come up with something. I just want to do it soon, as my goal is to have the nursery done for my shower on Oct. 20th. Gotta get crackalackin'!

It is always nice spending time with my parents though. They have been separated for 20 years, and although the live only a mile or two away from each other, it's only been the past year or two that they are civil so it's a fairly new thing that I get to see them both at once. It's difficult at times due to the past, but I look at it as I don't know how many years I have left with them (they are older) so I'm grateful for the time I do get to spend with them.

They have decided on their grandparent names, which is pretty adorable. My mom wants to be called MiMi and my dad wants to be PopPop, as that's what my dad's dad was to me. They both got to feel River moving around yesterday (he is at the bottom and easier to feel, especially because he's so squirmy!) and my mom took a video of my dad talking to my belly that is SO flippin' cute! I figure we have the technology so we need to start making more use out of it because really, having video footage of the past to watch in the future is absolutely precious and priceless. Something we'll treasure forever.

Here's the video of my dad talking to the twins through my belly. It's so funny because he was so detailed and well spoken as if they understand what he's saying! Hopefully we'll have lots more videos throughout the pregnancy!

PopPop Talking to My Belly- 21 Weeks