Monday, August 19, 2019

BABIES..yes babiessss..ON BOARD!




HOLY TWINS!!!!

So by now you already know our family is growing by TWO more. But I thought I'd share some more details about the day we found out we were having twins.

Yahya and I always dreamt of having 3 kids but never in a million years expected two to come at once. The shock came at my 8 week doctors apt which I was eagerly awaiting since finding out I was pregnant at just 2 weeks. We walked into the exam room so giddy with Kaiya on our laps hoping to to be able to show her the babies heart beat. As soon as the ultrasound wand hit my belly I saw two black bubbles appear on the tv screen..in that moment I knew EXACTLY what they were. I turned first to look at Yahya and gave him that face that says "are you seeing what I'm seeing" ..Yahya was like.."wait is that what I think it is?" & immediately started smiling ear to ear and almost jumped out of his chair with excitement. I immediately looked back at the screen then from the screen to the doctors face about 100 times to see if our instincts were on point...YUP "well..." he said.."it looks like you guys are having twins!"  The most shocking, surreal, scary, exciting moment of my life thus far to say the least. My inner voice went through this exact dialog: "OMG TWO more babies, holy crap..how am I going to do this..while moving?! with no help?! I already have a toddler who needs me so much! thats it, I'm hiring help" LMAO! THEN it quickly went to.."wow, how blessed are we, we wanted three, this is perfect, I'm DONE after this pregnancy..WE ARE NOT MOVING." lol

Yahya then asked our Dr. if he thought it would be smart to move since that was our plan all along and he quickly said "there are two things that are very stressful in a woman's life..having children..and moving..don't do it together." LOL I was right there with him!

Then the rush of telling our parents hit us, and how we would tell them. I knew they would be thrilled so we just couldn't wait. We went right over to their house directly from there to share the news. First we barged in telling them we got the house in Florida that we had literally just put an offer on earlier that morning. While fake scrolling through my phone to show them "pictures of the house" I quickly stopped and pulled the ultrasound photo from my shirt. "SYKE, were not moving, we're having a baby!" They went nuts..then Yahya said.."SYKE..we're having TWO!" and pulled out the other ultrasound pic from his jeans. They thought we were joking..NOPE..its happening.."you're getting TWO more grandchildren!" They were so so happy..a moment I'll surely never forget<3.



 I still cant believe its happening...16 weeks later lol. I have to kick myself sometimes with how "someone up there" chose me to carry TWO babies; two more babies to love and kiss and hug for life. I'm most excited to give Kaiya two siblings.. especially now that I know its a boy and a girl; a brother and a sister..how perfect!

It's been a bit crazy to say the least..changing all our plans and trying to get our new plans in order quickly. Luckily after 3 months of searching we found a dream house that will have plenty of room for all of us AND help (yes I'm hiring help without shame.) We move in October 1st so the selling/de-cluttering/packing process has started. We (FINALLY) found a car that will fit all 3 of my kiddies in the second row (a must for 3 under 3). I have a bunch of twin gear I want already in a registry and a stroller ready to be purchased as soon as I sell my old one. 

I'd like to think I have my sh*t together cuz I know I probably never will again haha! 
The controlling/organized/neat-freak side of my personality is sure to get rocked..but I'm perfectly happy to learn to let it go and accept the craziness that's in store. I have to remind myself that {we} have to enjoy the messiness that comes with life..that's what makes it all worth it & memorable in the end <3

Thanks for staying and hearing our story and following our crazy adventure. 











Monday, June 3, 2019

Father's Day Gift Guide

Fathers Day is Sunday June 16th so I wanted to put together a fun gift-guide for that special dad or dada in your life.  
My hubby is really into gym gear and clothing so I targeted this collage more towards his likes. My father, on the other hand is an avid golfer and would much rather receive a golf club and/or golf gear over anything else!


You cant go wrong with a new swimsuit or slides for summertime so I included options for both. 

A new wallet and/or belt would I'm sure be much appreciated after all their daily use. 

If the dad in your life is into sneakers like my hubby, then a new pair or a cleaning kit should be a hit. 

Can never go wrong with underwear..am I right?

If the man likes to grill, let him grill in style with a new set of high-end grill tools. 



Sunday, May 12, 2019

What Motherhood Means to Me



Happy Mothers Day to all the amazing mamas out there! Whether you are an expecting mom, a recently new mom, or a seasoned mama..you are all superwomen in my eyes!


Last year Kaiya was just shy of 2 months old when I celebrated my 1st mothers day and now that I'm a bit more "experienced" this time around, I thought I'd share what motherhood has meant to me. 



In all honestly, motherhood is everything to me. It has gifted me the significance I was missing in my life. I used to be so caught up on what "career path" I should choose and I thought that a certain job would make me feel important and therefore fulfill this empty feeling I had. But job after job; even caring after other peoples children, didn't cut it. 


Since having Kaiya, I have never felt so sure of any role in my whole life. I have the beautiful gift of being this little ladies biggest example. To be the one she looks up to, gains advice from, and leans on for support and love. To hold her hand or give her a shoulder to cry on when things get hard. To be her best friend..I can't think of a better job than that. 
*& for all my fellow stay-at-home mamas, being at home with your babies is equivalent to working two full time jobs! So never let anyone tell you different. 


I wake up every day eager to run down the stairs and see that big cheeky smile of hers the moment our eyes meet. I jump at the opportunity to take her to the park, or a store, or even just for a car ride every single day. 


I'm obsessed with watching her big hazel eyes take in the world around her with such fascination. I get to live with a deeper appreciation for everything because the tiniest moments that I would have once took for granted, light up her soul!



Do I sometimes wonder what my pre-baby self would be up to these days? Would she be sitting in a spa? Would she be sleeping in till 8! (oh the glory!) The answer is of course, BUT man would she be missing out. This love is unlike anything in the world & I wouldn't trade it for anything. 

I feel so blessed to have been gifted the opportunity to fulfill this amazing role; to be her mama<3



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