Published on February 29, 2016

6 weeks and counting


Getting ready for the
babies to arrive!

This Friday will be six weeks and counting. Not only is it tax day, the Wendt Twins will be arriving at 38 weeks. I’d like to say we’re 100% ready, but we’re not quite there yet.

The baby clothes have come out of storage. How many clothes do newborn twins need? I have no idea. Tessa was a November baby, so most of her newborn clothes are heavier. But we have had snow in the beginning of May before, so all the warm sleepers have been washed and put in the dresser. Besides, so what if they sleep in something with Santa on it? These little Princesses better get used to hand-me-downs!

The nursery is finally coming along. I have a creative side to me, but I’ll admit, it’s never been in home decorating. You won’t walk into my home and find the latest Pinterest trends everywhere. But I think it’s still homey and inviting. My Mother-In-Law, Janis, is a natural home decorator. She doesn’t need Pinterest. She knows lots of tricks from hanging difficult frames, measuring and buying drapery, and how to put a bunch of odds and ends together to look fancy. It doesn’t hurt she’s a great painter, too. Knowing I wouldn’t decorate the nursery that much, if at all, the multi-talented decorator has been a great decorating “coach”. Thanks to her, I am so excited for all the lavender and teal décor to arrive and be put together this week!

The nesting started a while ago. The kitchen pantry (AKA junk collector) has been purged and now organized. The spare room emptied and now Tessa’s “Big Girl Room”. The spare room in the basement we called the “craft room” (I know, ironic, right? If you read the above paragraph, you know I don’t craft.) is organized and will eventually become a play room. This week we’re working on purging our closet, organizing our room, and getting ready to have two Rock ‘N Plays set up in our room for the babies. Once done, I think I’ll be ready to use all the new Norwex products I purchased at a friend’s party on Friday to scrub the floors, dust the ceiling fans, and everything in between.

It’s also time to pack the hospital bag! Even though we are scheduled for a C-section at week 38, twins have been known to come on their own earlier. Mary Greeley Medical Center’s Birthways unit will deliver us at 34 weeks, which is reassuring since they have highly skilled nurses who would give excellent care to the twins in their level II NICU. However, we remain optimistic that they will remain in their current residence, since Tessa didn’t want to come out even with forceful measures!

About the Author

Mindy WendtMindy Wendt is a mom of twin girls who were born in April 2016! She and her husband Ryan also have two daughters, Taylor (15) and Tessa (4).



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