Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Twins Are Here!!!

They arrived on Saturday (see poorly taken picture above), a little lighter than the picture I had in my mind's eye based on the swatch of fabric I chose. A sort of catch twenty-two as this is truly the color of sofas I wanted, but I chose a darker color (I thought) to be more child friendly. You can read more about my adult house in this issue of Exhale.

Now I just need a rug, coffee table, end tables, lamps, window treatments... Thus far I only have buy-in from the hubby for a rug.

These sofas are more than just furniture. They represent a fantasy. In this fantasy I no longer have to do all the driving to see my family. Instead family and friends are drawn to my house by the magnetic properties of my new baby. I will sit on these sofas visiting with family as the new baby gets passed from one person to the next. The sofa bed will be pulled out at night as everyone will want to spend the night. In the morning I will make brunch; fresh fruit, eggs, cinnamon rolls, and orange juice served in a glass pitcher rather than an unattractive cardboard container.

Of course reality will be something else entirely.

I have convinced myself that I "needed" this furniture so that my family would have a place to converse while admiring my baby, a place where all furniture was not pointed at the television. This is the "Field of Dreams" approach to conceiving a child. If you build it, he will come. The success rate of this approach is not as high, but at least you are left with something nice to look at.

21 comments:

Betty Rubble said...

The twins are beautiful! How darling are they!

I see that room with a rug with many colors in it. Lamps modern, and end tables something in cherry perhaps?

Hmm...the possibilities are endless...

UnicornMommy said...

I couldn't picture my family sitting on such light colored furniture across from each other. They would truly be forced to talk to each other. LOL

Sarah said...

I feel like I just got your living room dirty, just by looking at the picture!

They ARE really nice couches. But between me, the boy, the man and the cats...they wouldnt stand a chance.

musicmakermomma said...

LOVE the twins. Remember your ticker you made with them, so funny. I think they are the perfect color. You can wreck any color no matter how dark, so don't worry about it. I think you have a beautiful vision, hope it all comes true so soon.

princessoftides said...

Congrats on the arrival of the twins! Such a pretty room already, even without all the planned stuff :)

areyoukiddingme said...

We've had a sectional slightly darker than that for 8 years. We've only had 2 real mishaps - first was my SIL and niece spilling cranberry juice from a sippy cup. Fortunately it was white cranberry. Then my MIL upended a whole glass of red wine on the couch and carpet. The moral of this story? Invest in OxyClean and Spot Shot and never invite your relatives over.

The twins are lovely - and I love the hardwood floors.

OK, maybe it's bad form to mention this but my verification word is pregnan. I hope it's a sign for you.

birdsandsquirrels said...

Oh, the twins are gorgeous! Congratulations! I love the floors too.

Jennifer said...

LOVE the twins they are super :) I soooo need new everything LOL

Candi B. said...

Congrats!! They're beautiful.

Tiffanie said...

love them! great color, even if you thought they were gonna be darker.

so, your cycling in may again, any idea of when? i am on bcp x 2 weeks then af, and ivf #2.

Tara said...

Beautiful!!!!

I think we will be cycle siters...I'm getting started again in the next few days...

Bluebird said...

Love love love them. Care to share where you found them? I'm always on the hunt for the perfect couch :)

Misty said...

The twins are Super Cute!

Michelle said...

The twins are beautiful! And those floors look gorgeous too.

womb for improvement said...

Just don't start buying cots and baby furniture to complete your field of dreams.

Lou said...

I love them!

And, I love the school of thought: If you build it, he/she will come. Nice! I need to use that approach too! ;-)

Nic said...

Congratulations, they are beautiful!

sunflowerchilde said...

What a beautiful room! And you are welcome to cook brunch for me anytime, I'd be happy to come visit and sit on those couches. My philosophy has always been the opposite - if i build it, I will jinx myself. Yours is probably healthier =)

I Believe in Miracles said...

The twins are BEAUTIFUL!!! My parents had white couches and loveseat before me (because they weren't expecting to have kids - another story). I ended up spilling koolaid on one side of a loveseat cushion and spagetti on the other. I'm sure if that were to happen - you'd be thrilled!!

I lost weight, then I got pregnant. I hope the same happens with your twins!!

~~HUGS~~

WannabeMommy said...

Loved your post... what a great idea those beautiful twins are!

Oh... and i LOVE your art. The term "scrapbooking" does not capture it's creativity and originality.

Gabby said...

i found your blog through another..

what a beautiful room - the twin couches are great! i love that you said the couches represent a fantasy. i pray that it will be your reality - family and friends all over the couches admiring your little sweet baby! I love thinking about it for you!

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