Þóra Lóa have been asking for a Pirate team party for month’s, her birthday was in May but we promised her a Pirate Party with her friends when we had finished the move and most of the renovation of the new house.
Yesterday we finally had her big Pirate bash and she was over the moon.
We had some amazing summer days in the beginning of the week and in our garden it was almost unbearable hot. Þóra was crying to go to the “sundlaug” but I was alone with the kids and cant take her when I also have the boys so I decided I needed to get a pool for her here at home. I took my little gang and we went to three shops before we found the right size pool, the things I do for her 😅 and that was nothing then I needed to blow up this thing and fill it 💪 we dont have any garden hose yet so I had to run with buckets of water from the bathroom out in the garden, it took me 30min and about 40 rounds of buckets before the water level was enough to play in… Shit this was exhausting! It was probably less work to just take her to the Sundlaug 😄
It was so worth me been exhausted when I saw how happy she was in her pool and we invited her cousins to join 🏊
I bought the pool in Rumfatalagerinn for 3.990kr. Highly recommend to buy a electronic pump 😘
I bought this beautiful letter board to have on the wall in the boys new room. I decided to write their birth numbers on it and now Þóra also want a letter board in pink in her new room ?
Letter Board & Baby’s first book both from Design Letters
I am really trying to write down every process the boys makes in the thier Baby book. I wasn’t sure to have one for the both of them or one for each, but then I decided to only have one bc it was one pregnancy etc.
Here is Viðar with the two month old card – Elvar was sleeping so I will snap a pic of him with the card later.
Burt’s Bees send me their Baby Bee collection to try on the boy’s, I have used their products before and love the honey smell ?
I only accept to try products that I know is good, I would not write about a brand and recommend something that I cant stand behind. The Burt’s Bees baby collection is all natural and free from parabens and more strong chemicals that I always make sure is not in the products I use for myself and specially for my children.
I would have taken before and after pictures of Elvars bottom when we tried the 2-in-1 diaper cream, but I felt it was to much to post close ups of his little bottom online. The cream is really good ? It is a cream but drys as a powder, perfect for diaper rash and under his double cheek.
I am also eager to test their E vitamin cream for their faces on cold days, it is also good for calming a diaper rash.
Now it is also 25% Off all Burt’s Bees baby products at Lyf og Heilsa until the end of the month ?
I haven’t had much time to update you guys on our new arrivals and new life.
Today our boys Elvar & Viðar are 3weeks old and time is just flying by. Getting twins is more wonderful than I could ever imagine, it is amazing to have two little babies to cuddle and love. It really is double the happiness! So far it hasn’t been hard at all, I am of course super lucky to have Gunnar home full time with me. But I can tell you that I haven’t really slept anything yet and I am sure it will be some more weeks before I feel well rested again. The boys drink every 2,5 to 3rd hour and in between they burp, poop and hopefully sleep some. We have had nights when they are not ‘timed together’ and that can get really tough. One wakes up and when you finally get him down and you start to think about sleep – BAM, next one’s up! This vicious cycle then repeats itself through the night. We had to learn the hard way that they need to be timed, waking up the sleeping baby is essential when the other is wake. Big sister Þóra Lóa is a dream, I am waiting for her to react to the big change and us always having a baby in our arms but so far she is just loving the situation and loving her little brothers.
When Þóra Lóa was newborn we had a old Moses basket for her that she slept in the first months. I really loved it and it was so practical to move around our apartment, now we have a new one for the boys that is much stronger and with a rocking stand. I recommend the Moses basket 100% instead of the classic bassinet because the basket can be taken out and put on the couch or table if needed.
You can read more about the Moses Basket and stand Here.
Trying to be ready for our boy’s arrival at this point they can choose to come any day.. I hope they stay in to next year. It is hard to be “ready” for twins, we have no clue what to expect more than very little sleep ?
Today we put up the bed, babynest and washed the bedding. Most things we have is from Petit, the simple reason is that we think it is all beautiful and we know the good quality of the products. With these babies we are trying to have them mostly around pure produced products, so far all clothing, the bedding and babynest is made from organic cotton. Not only do I love the feeling and look of pure materials, one reason for organic is also that our babies are very likely to be born premature with a low immune system and to have them around organic products minimizes the risks of skin irritations and allergies. There is so much coloring, glue and chemicals in none organic products and the skin is the body’s biggest organ that absorbs very much into our system.
Today we are 28weeks – meet my midwife and she measured my bump, the same size now as when I was 35 weeks with Þóra Lóa, this is getting close and I am a little nervous about the birth to be honest. My birth story with Þóra was not drama free and after giving birth to her completely natural my placenta did not come out in one piece and I had to go into emergency operation. I lost half of my blood in 10min and was completely put down to sleep for the operation. After the operation I woke up in another house, no baby and no Gunnar, It was a nightmare because I know I just gave birth and then they where not there. The reason why I decided to give birth naturally with Þóra was so I could completely be in the moment the minutes after she arrived and enjoy every second with her, then everything I did not want to happen did. So with that in my back I am not sure if I am ready to try to give birth to them natural, also because this is a twin birth and that there can be a emergency cesarean on the second baby and I again will be put down completely. Maybe it is just more relaxing knowing that we will have a planned cesarean and I will be awake the whole time, but then again the recovery of a cesarean is not easy. I haven’t decided on this yet and next week we are meeting a birth doctor to see what she says.
I would love to hear your birth story if you would like to share it with me in the comment filed :)
The weather these last couple of days has been so horrible that I just want to take our daughter out of kindergarten and keep her at home to cuddle with me. She does however love to go there and her teachers are so good and active with the kids, they’re almost outside playing every day no matter the weather. So for me it is nice to know that she is well dressed, and then I mean warm enough for the wind, rain and cold.
I am so happy that we are representing the classic Danish brand Joha in Petit. This is a brand that’s been around for decades, we have customers coming in the store saying that they used to have Joha when they where kids and are now buying it for their children. All the items we sell from Joha is ether made out of 100% merino wool or a wool/silk mix.
On cold days I dress our daughter in the wool/silk undergarments closest to her body and then a layer of 100% merino on top of it. She also uses the merino wool “lambhushetta” from Joha everyday no matter the weather.
I am so happy with this brand and warmly recommend it !