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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Week 30 | Discharged from the Hospital

Preterm Labor - hospital bedrest
You guys – we have two REALLY amazing things to celebrate today. We hit 30 WEEKS GESTATION AND I GOT DISCHARGED TODAY! We didn’t think there was any chance of this happening for at least two more weeks. But I’m on strict orders to be as mellow as I’ve been at the hospital – total bed rest, only getting up to go to the bathroom and shower. Let’s hope Blake doesn’t kill me before this…
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Excuse me, Gestational Diabetes?

Gestational Diabetes | Twin Pregnancy
Let me start this post by saying that I can’t believe I’m writing it. When my doctor’s office called to say that I have gestational diabetes, I felt a mix of frustration, denial, anger and sadness – but I think I was mostly super embarrassed. I had wanted to deny the dreaded glucose test, thinking there’s no way I had diabetes and didn’t want to drink that nasty sugary stuff. I went ahead and took…
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My Advice on Maternity Photos

Maternity Photos | Fillyboo Maternity Dress | Courtney G Photos
Here’s my advice about maternity photos: just do them. Even if you think they are cheesy, or if you don’t love your body, or you don’t know what to wear. I was debating on whether or not to do them, and we decided to just because we were up at Sundance (where Blake grew up and where we got married). The beauty of Sundance and it’s significance to us convinced me. I was admitted to…
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Week 29 | Update from the Hospital

Flowers at the Hospital from The Flower Stand in Laguna Beach
Today marks exactly Β a week in the hospital, and it also happens to be our 29-Week mark! Each week we make it with these babies in is HUGE, so needless to say we are celebrating today!So many good things have happened since I last posted an update. Life on the 4th floor is good – I’ve fallen into a little routine and that keeps me positive each day! I DID get wheelchair privileges, so I’ve…
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Maternity Style | BAE the Label

BAE the Label | favorite maternity clothes
Before I landed myself in the hospital, I was still on the hunt for good maternity clothes. I was pretty excited to discover BAE the Label, and of course they’re out of Australia ;). Β I’m linking some of my favorite pieces below. Now that I’m the hospital, I’m extra grateful for some of the cozier shirts and sweats I have from them ;). We snapped these first few photos on the way to my doctor’s…
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Week 28 | Update from the Hospital

28 Weeks - Pre-term Labor
We had a bit of a scare this last week and landed ourselves in the hospital, and now that things have calmed down a bit I wanted to share it with you on here. Β It might be a lot of detail, but one of my favorite things right now is to hear stories of people who have been in my situation and have gone on to have healthy babies. So I thought I’d share my…
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Maternity Style Struggle | LEGOE.

I’ve always heard that it’s hard to find good maternity clothes, but you didn’t fully realize it until I needed them myself. It’s so frustrating to be dealing with a growing belly, growing out of the clothes you normally wear, and then feel like you can’t find anything up to par with your regular style ;). I’ve made it work with a combination of loose-fitting normal clothes and a handful of good maternity clothes. LEGOE.…
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Fighting Stretch Marks During Pregnancy | My Plan of Attack

Preventing Stretch Marks,Β Even if it’s Hereditary I’ve always been afraid of stretch marks, so you can imagine the increase in my fear when I found out I was having twins ;). Both my Mom and sister have always told me how bad their stretch marks were, so if it’s true that stretch marks are hereditary I’m a goner. However, I decided that even if I’m doomed to get some stretch marks, it’s still worth trying…
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