Our little bathroom was in great need of a “face lift” so we decided to have it done before the end of January. Our main focus was good practical storage and space for a washing machine, having newborn babies I did not want to be running to the washing room in the basement all the time.
I forgot to take before pictures so you can see the transformation but it was old and just not practical at all. What we have done is to buy new interior as lights, mirror, cabinets, shower/bath pipes, stone top and sink. I am really happy with the outcome and new storage spaces we got in this small bathroom.
We picked dark wood interior and white stone top, the top is extra wide for a bathroom so we could fit the washing machine under and also to have as a changing table on top. The sink and the top is all in stone and specially made after our measurements, we wanted all in one piece blending together. We picked a sink that is big enough so we can give our little boys a bath in it the first months.
Us taking a selfie in the middle of the renovation.
We are more than ready now – 36weeks in is really good with twins and in only one week they are fully ready to meet the world. Baby A was 2475g (10merkur) & Baby B was 2890g (12merkur) at our 35week sonar, so they are big and healthy. Baby B is in position in the pelvis and our birth doctor think that they will come within a week, so our hospital bag needs to be packed and ready.
Here is my check list on what to bring to the hospital.
For the Babies:
2 sets of body suits in NB (newborn size).
2 hats/baby bonnets.
2 sets of Socks
Going home outfit – warmer outfit inc. hat and mittens.
Blanket – Wool or Cotton (not fleece it is not good for newborn babies bc the material does not breath).
Burp rag / Muslin blankets
Diapers / wipes
Pj & Robe
Boxer underwear and socks
Showers gel & Shampoo/Conditioner / Hairbrush / Hair ties
Face wash / Cream / Deodorant
Lotion / Lip balm
Toothbrush / toothpaste
Change of clothes / Cosy set
Nursing bra / Nursing pads
Small nursing lamp that runs on battery
Tummy oil / Lanonlin nipple cream
Snacks / Energy bars
Change of clothes / jogging set
Underwear & Socks
Snacks / Water bottle
Pillow or airplane pillow (if not a extra bed is available and dad needs to sleep in a chair)
Gift from babies to older sibling
Cash for parking and vending machines
Natural rubber pacifiers and the first card from “Heiðdís Helgadóttir – Áfangakort” to capture every little milestone in our boys first year.
Energy bars/snacks and a little nightlight that runs on battery for feeding during the first nights at the hospital.
Hopefully soon you will see a picture of our boys <3
I am in nesting mood and finishing our home on step at the time before the twins arrival. We always wanted a big cosy couch to crawl up in and I know maybe white is not the most practical choose when expecting twin boys but IKEA sells covers for the couch and it is washable so we took a chance on having a white couch ;)
Stretch marks are very common and mostly hormonal, some people get them easy and others don’t. I have stretch marks on my thighs that I got when I was a teenager, so I know that I can get stretch marks easy. Stretch marks are nothing to be ashamed of, they are the proud marks of motherhood and carrying a child. But to be honest, I would choose to not have any if I could. With carrying twins I am now taking extra care of my skin because my skin on the belly will be stretched out to its maximum by the end of the pregnancy. Now I am in week 34 and when my midwife measured my belly she said it is the size of a pregnancy with one child in week 45. Even if I get stretch marks that is very likely, I want to make sure I did everything I could and that I keep them moisturized so they wont get too deep and red.
This is what I do,
1. Drink a lot of water, I drink at least 3L a day.
2. Eat natural fats like avocado, cocoa butter,almonds, coconut oil and Hemp-seed oil.
3. Do not scratch my belly, as soon I feel my itchy belly try to not scratch and instead add moisturizer. I use Weleda stretch mark oil.
4. Try to oil my belly 2-3times a day.
5. Take my vitamins and most of all Omega3 / Lysi.
Everyday I put Weleda – Stretch Mark Massage Oil on my belly and boobs & I drink one spoon of Cold pressed Hemp-seed oil to keep my skin moisturized from the inside and outside. I also take Lysi/Omega3. I have bad eczema and now when I am good with my oils the eczema is totally gone, so it really shows how well the skin absorb all the oils.
I am in week 34 with our Twins. But my belly is as big as women carrying one child in week 45.
For me Icelandic Christmas starts really late, in Sweden we are up early for breakfast (opening one gift), then Christmas lunch buffet after that coffee and traditional Donald Duck on tv, then comes Santa Claus with all gifts and then dinner. It is a full day of food and gifts. Here our Christmas doesn’t really start until 17.00 when we go to my parent’s in law and eat and then later open gifts. So our little family add some Swedish traditions on top of the Icelandic to fill out our day. We woke up late and had a big brunch with all sorts of good morning food and then we tune in to SVT (Swedish television) and watched “Kalle Anka” (Donald duck) with our coffee. I also made some Swedish chocolate truffles with raspberry taste. After that we went out on the sleigh and then church before dinner at Gunnars parents.
Þóra loves watching Swedish traditional Kalle Anka.
My home made chocolate truffles was a success.
Super pregnant in week 33 now 😅
Our two little boys on the way also got a gift this year. Baby’s first book from DesignLetters.
Giving the birds bread on our balcony.
I hope you all had a beautiful day yesterday and I wish you a happy New Year ✨