Family Outing | Double Stroller Life

I power cleaned the house, made (and drank) hot coffee, organized the toys, and had time to write a blog post! Who am I? It’s amazing what a full night of sleep can do for a girl! 

This past Saturday we took a trip downtown and it was one of those picture perfect days. We were all up early and actually got ready and out of the house before 10am. We headed to a coffee shop and grabbed some coffee and pastries. Then decided to take the boys to the park. The boys- still getting used to the plural!

German Village area in Columbus is one of my favorite spots. If you’re local or come to visit, make sure you check out Schiller Park. It’s a beautiful area with a park for kiddos and a pond that always has a ton of ducks around. 

We’ve had about 7 weeks now with our double stroller and I can confidently say I really love it! I remember being suuuuper pregnant with Isaac on the Fourth of July, days before my due date, unashamedly staring at strangers at the park looking at what double strollers they had for their kids. I  researched the Contours Options Elite online and we went to Buy Buy Baby to test it out in person to make sure we like it and that Dominick fit because he’s pretty tall.

My top 3 reasons I love this stroller

1. Price Point. If you’re on the hunt for a double stroller and still want a modern yet affordable option- this is my pick. You can add it on most big retailer registries and take advantage of discount coupons. (We used our Target Redcard for 5% off plus our 15% off registry coupon.)

2. Car Seat Adapter. The Contours was one of the few strollers I found that could work with any infant car seat. You can purchase a car seat adapter  off of Amazon for $20 and then fit any infant car seat, we have the Chicco Key Fit and it works fine. Once you don’t need the infant seat, the other seat clicks in super easy.

3. Seating Combinations. The other major thing I love with this stroller is that the seats can easily switch out and you can do so many different combinations. You can have the kids face outwards, face you, or face each other. I feel like the boys facing each other is going to be so fun when Isaac’s a little older and they’re getting along, and then I love that I can change it up if they’re not feeling it. 

 

Last thing worth mentioning- if you have a van or SUV this stroller will fit pretty easily. If you have a car, I’d check it out at a store to make sure it fits as it definitely is larger than a single. You may need to take off the seats to fit it in the trunk, but thankfully the seat snap in and out super easy. 

 

Hope this helps for any of you in limbo on a stroller choice! 😉

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Simple Neutral Nursery Reveal

If you've followed my Instagram, you may remember me mentioning a time (or two, or three!) about how much I love Isaac's nursery. It's my favorite room in our house because it is so calm and peaceful and it gets the BEST natural light especially in the later half of the day!

I really wanted to keep this space pretty neutral to help it feel more open and inviting. It was formerly our spare room, and it's a pretty small space, so I knew we wouldn't want to have a lot going on in there. Plus, as much as I loved Dominick's nursery, I was excited to design a more gender neutral space so that it stays versitile to use in the future (we're planning to have the boys share a room). Once Isaac moves out, it will either be a guest room/studio or nursery for another babe (we'll see!)

I probably spent a total of $50 for this room. Most of what I used were items and furniture we already had. The crib and rug were Dominick's, the rocking chair I had scored awhile back on Craigslist (you can find it by searching Mid Century Rocker on Amazon), and the mirror was in our dining room before we moved here (ps, yes we will move the mirror once we have to raise the crib!). Everything else was a mix of Target and Ikea purchases!

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Bump 18 Weeks

18 weeks. 

This is my first blog post about this pregnancy! I've shared a little more on Instagram, but I want to get back into posting updates here too so I have them to look back on. So to recap, we're having another baby! I'm 18 weeks along, due July 7th, and we found out the baby's gender at an early ultrasound at 16 weeks. It's a boy! We are super excited that our family is growing and I can't wait to meet our newest son and get to know him. I also am looking forward to seeing Dominick in action as a big brother! It's such a strange feeling to watch as your baby starts to grow up and having it sink in that soon we'll be a family of 4. 

So far this pregnancy is flying by. I'm soaking up all the time in this current season because I know so much will change. My first trimester was a mix of extreme exhaustion and morning sickness just about every day. I definitely felt sicker this time around than I did with Dom, but compared to some, I'd still say I had it relatively easy and for that, I'm extremely thankful! 

What's Happening: Started to feel some kicks and movements around 16-17 weeks! Hungry all the time. Trying to rest and keep up with a busy toddler, by evening I'm usually pretty spent. Still deciding if he and Dom will share a room or if I'll do a separate nursery. Baby is the size of a sweet potato! 

When we took these pictures it was freezing! We chased Dom around, attempted to get a nice picture with him (not happening), Afterwards, we went out for dinner and had the best time. These are the times I really just cherish together and I can't wait to add another member to our family.