Family Photos at Home

Melissa Gayle Photography | Palms to Pines | Romy and Piper Twin Girl Nursery
Recently we had family photos done at home by photographer Melissa Gayle. She just sent the final images and I love them so much, so of course I’m sharing them on here. Lately I’ve been so emotional about the girls – maybe because they turn one next month? So having these photos means so much to me! I feel like Melissa captured so much of the girls personalities in these photos, and what our time…
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Breastfeeding, Twins, and the NICU

Breastfeeding Twins in the NICU
I’ve been promising a post about breastfeeding for a while now, so I’m finally attempting it. On one hand I want to answer the questions you’ve had, but on the other hand I hesitate to share because I feel like it’s pretty personal, and I think there’s also a part of me that wants to avoid any judgement. But as usual, I do want to share in case there’s anyone who can relate or if…
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Baby Items Worth the Splurge

Choosing a Bassinet | Happiest Baby | SNOO
We all know that there is a lot of STUFF involved in having a baby. I did a LOT of research while I was pregnant on what stuff I wanted to invest in. Since I was having twins and knew we wouldn’t have help, I really wanted to find the things that were going to make life easier. We have used a few big-ticket items that are definitely not cheap, and people ask me all…
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CHOC Children’s Foundation | Event with Romy and Piper

CHOC CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION EVENT Last month, I was asked to speak at a fund raising event for CHOC. At first, when I was asked to speak, the things I would need to share felt deeply personal and I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to do it. But I knew that I wanted to try, because I am so grateful for the start our girls were given. Blake and I knew from the beginning of…
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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 | Best Baby Gear

Maxi Cosi Mico Max 30 | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
I rounded up my favorite baby gear from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for you! To be honest, this year I wasn’t stoked on much of the baby clothes/accessories, but there’s definitely some gear worth going for! Some of my favorites that we use on a daily basis include our Maxi Cosi car seats (we get compliments and questions on them all the time), the Dockatot Deluxe, this humidifier and these swaddles. Scroll down for the…
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Shoes in the House with Crawling Babies

Crawling Babies and Shoes in the House | Birdies House Slippers
You know you’re an adult when you own multiple pair of “house slippers”. Or maybe it’s more that I’m now a mom of infant twins who spends lots of time at home in comfy clothes. In all seriousness though, as the girls are started to scoot around on their bellies (and getting so close to crawling!) I can’t contain them on their play mat anymore. I keep watching them put their faces and mouths on…
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How Romy and Piper Got Their Names

This is a question I get almost every day, both in real life and online, so I am going to give an official answer! The Naming Process During my pregnancy, we kept a running list of names we liked. Anytime a name popped up that one of us liked (usually me) we’d add it to the list. In the beginning of the pregnancy, we had two or three boy names we loved, so we stopped…
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Taking the Babies to the Beach | The Stuff

Beach day with Babies | What to bring
We attempted our first real beach day with the girls last weekend. We were intimidated at the idea of it – mostly about how much stuff we’d have to haul from wherever we found parking out to the sand ;). But I told Blake it’s only going to get crazier when the girls start crawling, eating sand, and wanting to be in the water! The girls did so well, so I guess I’m posting this…
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Baby Monitor Solution: Nest Cam

Nest Cam - Palms to Pines | Best Baby Monitor for Twins
Ok, so deciding on a monitor has been a long process for me, considering I started looking when I was first pregnant and now my babies are 8 months old. But we FINALLY settled on an option I love, so obviously now I also love telling people about it ;). The fact that we were having twins made things a bit more complicated – I either needed two separate monitors, a monitor with two cameras…
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Flying with Babies (Newborn-6 Months) | Tips and Tricks-for twins, too!

Flying with Babies
I put together some things that have really helped me with flying with the twins!! Hope it helps you, too ;). Baby-carrying stuff There are lots of different ways you can do it – with twins it’s more complicated logistically ;). With one baby, you’d be able to take more to the gate, but here’s how we do it with twins: we check the car seats and then use our double umbrella stroller to take…
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