When we announced our news of twins, we did so optimistically. Yes, it’s possible for a twin to ‘vanish’ and yes, we’re very early on in our pregnancy journey.
However, the top question we were asked is “what’s next?” We’ve put our heads together to come up with a list of goals we intend to complete prior to babies arrival.
#1 – Nursery, Nursery, Nursery.
The current room that we’d like to use as the Nursery is actually a den. A den full of boxes, a desk, filing cabinets, and so much more. Initially, I hesitated to do anything with this room. This room was my dads den/office, you could find him here playing solitaire on his computer prior to getting his iPad. Sometimes, in the middle of the night, you could find him with cookies and milk, other times you’d find him with his Diet Pepsi. He drank Diet Pepsi like it was water. And for those of you who don’t know, my dad passed away from complications due to falling off a roof by accident. So, it took me a while to be okay with changing this room. Grief aside, we have to make room for the littles, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Before we jump into questions, let me say that this room requires work. New flooring. New dry wall. Paint. I’m telling you, it needs work. I’m sure your first question is, do we have a theme? Honestly, I’m not sure. We have a general idea of what we want. Did I think I’d be cramming two children in here, no! Before choosing a theme I’d really like to have the work done first.
#2 – Vroom Room for All.
Right now, we have too many vehicles. Literally, we have 6 vehicles for no reason. We drive primarily two. Before we decided to give IVF a go, we bought a car to better our gas mileage. With the girls school being 12 miles one way, going twice a day to pick them up in the our Jeep was making a large impact in our financials. To assist in this, we bought a Ford Fusion. Which has been great on gas and it’s zippy! With the possibility of both babies making it past the first trimester, our goal is to trade in one or two of our vehicles to upgrade to a larger SUV. Before you ask, yes this was a stipulation to me doing IVF. I get to pick the vehicle and it has to be what “i” want..within reason of course. My current picks are a Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada, or a Toyota Sequoia – no, we refuse any and all minivans. Your input is gladly welcome on vehicles we should look in to!
#3 – Laundry/Gym Room
Luckily this goal is fairly easy. Our laundry room is so big it could easily be converted into half “gym”. By gym, I mean I just want mats on the floor, a tv hung, a mirror and perhaps a portable AC since it does get hot outside in the summer. This way, I won’t be waking the family in the mornings with my crazy workout schemes. Additionally, I can get my workout junk out of the living room. Sounds like a good plan right?! Right! Here’s to hoping Zoram actually gets to this eventually.
#4 – Pregnancy, the good, the bad and yes, the ugly too.
A big part of our blog is documenting our journey. This means the good, the bad and the ugly moments. Luckily for you, our readers, most of this documenting will be the pregnancy. With weekly updates and pictures,we promise, we plan on documenting it all! This includes the exercise and nutrition plans I’ll be using the entire time!
#5 – Expand and Build Our Coaching Business
I’ve had this eye opening experience with coaching. Which means I have these big goals, these incredible dreams and so, so much more. My goal is to help people recognize their own potential, help them complete their own goals. That’s what is important to me. What’s more important is helping others build their own businesses, supplement their own incomes and create a lifestyle for them! I am a certified Ultimate Portion Fix coach who’s following the program and absolutely loving it! Now can this be done before the babies are born? It’s a work in every day progress. Every day I’m reaching out to you, I’m giving you an opportunity to reach your own goals. I can help, let’s do this together.
This completes our list of 5 goals but trust us, we have more! Originally we started with
10! Thankfully, we recognize that having a huge list of goals in just 8-9 months probably isn’t the best idea. Especially being pregnant with twins! But, we’re doing it. We’re regular people just like you, making the most out of what we’re given.
XO – Sabrina.