Our girls have names, pajamas, and cribs!
Mike and I talked about names on the way home on Friday and on Saturday morning we made our final decision. We decided to go with family names that are simple, elegant, and fairly popular. We did not want the names to start with the same letter or sound “catchy” together, but still have a similar feel.
Baby A will be Clara Jane (I think I will call her Clara, but she can go by “C.J.” as well) – Clara is Mike’s maternal grandmother’s name. Mary Jane is Mike’s paternal grandmother’s name. Jane is also the name of my favorite high school teacher and one of Mike’s aunts.
Baby B will be Anna James – (Again, I think I will call her Anna, but she can go by “A.J.” as well) Anna is my grandpa’s mom’s name. James is Mike’s dad’s name, Mike’s middle name, and similar to my name.
We worked on the nursery this weekend and it is slowly starting to come together. All of the furniture is setup and everything that doesn’t belong has been moved elsewhere (how and why do I have so much crap???). I still have quite the list of things to buy and lots of organizing to do, but it at least looks like a room that could hold two babies, so that is definitely a positive.
We also purchased our first girl clothing this weekend. After eating lunch in Mattoon yesterday, we headed up to Tuscola and bought each girl a newborn sleeper. We’ve decided we will not dress the girls alike (I’m already focusing on how to make sure they are individuals and not just “the twins”) and they can share all of their clothes for the first few years (or until they actually care). The first sleeper is white with large pink polka dots and it has a pink bee on the chest. The second sleeper is yellow with multicolored hearts and says Love across the chest. Dressing girls is definitely going to be a change from all of the baseball and car motif clothing that Bo wears! Especially since I’m not a big fan of frilly stuff, lace, and bows!
It is slowly starting to feel more real that this may actually happen. My stomach seems to be growing daily, which definitely makes it seem more real that I’m pregnant. I’m still worried that something will happen but I am doing my best to mentally prepare myself for the possibility that we may actually be bringing two little girls home with us in a few short months.
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