Hitting Milestones & the Lovevery Play Gym

Lovevery Play Gym | Best baby play mat | Palms to Pines
I’ve had lots of questions about the therapy the babies go to, so I figured I’d answer them all at once on here. When we were in the hospital, the babies received amazing physical and feeding therapy.  (Like, I’m still weirdly obsessed with our feeding specialist, maybe that’s a story for another day!) Upon discharge, they were still considered “fragile feeders” so we were anxious to continue their feeding therapy. Unfortunately the wait time to…
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Our Pick for Stroller/Carseat Combo

Bugaboo Donkey2 | Maxi Cosi Mico Max 30 | Choosing a carseat and stroller combo
One of the questions I get the most is: “What stroller and car seat combo did you pick?” I totally get why so many people ask because it’s a big decision – one that I researched a ton while I was pregnant! Ultimately, I decided to first pick my stroller, then pick car seats that were compatible (more on that later!) Bugaboo Donkey² | Maxi Cosi Mico Max 30 Infant Car Seats | Camel Sweater (or in grey here!)…
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That Double Stroller Life | Bugaboo Donkey2

Bugaboo Donkey 2 | Palms to Pines
Before we had babies, I didn’t think a whole lot about the big picture of it all. But for some reason, there were just a few moments I envisioned in my head that I was so excited for. One of them was a vision of setting up the nursery with Blake. I pictured being in the nursery together, painting and setting up a crib (little did I know there would be two cribs!) and was…
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Pumping for Preemies & Choosing a Breast Pump

Medela Sonata - Choosing a breast pump
I’ve had so many messages and questions about breastfeeding/pumping, that I decided to try and answer them all in a blog post about my experience with it. People have asked me if I’m breastfeeding, how I’m doing it, what brand of pump I like, and what accessories I use – so here you go! Learning to Pump Just a couple of hours after my C-Section, with the girls in the NICU and me settled in…
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The Hardest Days in the NICU

Hardest days in the NICU
During our stay in the NICU, I’ve been surprised by the things that have ended up being the hardest. I’ve also been surprised by the strength and love that comes during those times. Although things got scary, we were lucky to avoid what would be the very hardest day in the NICU – I can’t imagine what it would be like to actually lose a baby. My heart goes out to those NICU Mamas, and…
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Getting Ready to Bring the Babies Home | Choosing a Bassinet

Choosing a Bassinet | Happiest Baby | SNOO
Now that the babies are doing so well and taking more and more of their bottles each day, I’m anxious to get things buttoned up at the house before they come home. To me, the most important thing to have ready is our bedroom, since that’s where they’ll be sleeping at first. So Blake and I set up our room with the bassinets we chose last weekend, and I thought I’d share it with you…
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A letter from your Dad:

Preemie Twins | NICU | One month old
To my precious Romy and amazing Piper, Watching you grow over the past month has been an amazing and unique experience. To see you tiny beauties come into this world so early, having to fight for every little breath and then to get to where you’re at now, I’m already so so proud of you. I feel so lucky to be your Dad. While we haven’t been able to start our life at home yet,…
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4 Weeks of Romy and Piper | Preemie Life in the NICU

Birth story | Preemie Twins born at 30 weeks | NICU
The girls are 4 weeks old as of today! It’s been an amazingly awful, awfully amazing four weeks 😉. These two little miracle ladies went straight from the operating/delivery room to the NICU, where they’ve stayed their whole lives thus far. While we aren’t completely out of the woods yet, the girls are now what the nurses call “grower feeders,” meaning now their main focus will be to grow and learn to eat on their…
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Perfect Gifts for a Soon-to-be Mom

Perfect gifts for soon to be mom
I’ve had so many friends who are having babies lately, so I’m constantly on the hunt for good baby gifts. As fun as it is to get things for their babies, it’s also so nice to find little things for them as a mama. And now, being in the thick of it myself, it’s easy to think about the things I’d needed or appreciated in these first few weeks. I have two friends that are…
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Birth Story | Romy and Piper

Twin Birth Story - C Section at 30 weeks
Today would have been the day that I thought I’d be posting another update from bed rest, and celebrating that we hit 31 weeks. But I think Romy, Piper, and God were in cahoots with plans of their own, because instead we are celebrating that today they are a week old! That’s right, Romy and Piper. Romy Jean Nyman and Piper James Nyman came into this world Thursday morning, September 7th, at 11:19 am and…
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