Life Lately with Toddlers

Life Lately with Toddlers

Hey guys, I hope you are all doing great! Today I wanted to fill you in on what’s going on in the Atkins household. A lot has changed with the girls, I’m now in my third trimester of this pregnancy and I thought we could just chat! I’m actually typing this in the air as we speak. I’m heading to Miami, believe it or not, on a work trip. I can’t talk about details yet, but you’ll find out soon enough! One of my good friends, Summer, is joining me since I’m pretty far along in my pregnancy. I didn’t feel comfortable traveling across the country alone so she is with me for moral support! I am going to do a post soon on traveling while pregnant and traveling without your kids. I’ve had a lot of questions asking how I feel leaving the girls and what-not, so I’ll have a post on that soon.

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Family Christmas Cards

Family Christmas Cards

I wanted to share more of our holiday photos with you all! I’m so happy with how the turned out. Taking pictures with twin (almost 2) year olds is no easy task! Most of the time they were looking at the ants on a tree and wanting to play with sticks. We bribed with cookies (see photo below) and the park and pretended to point at lots of things in the sky.

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Life Lately: July 2018

Life Lately: July 2018

This week seemed to fly by! Anyone else? Like where the heck does the time go? My days are constantly either completely in order or it's absolute chaos. It's either one or the other. How does that happen? Oh ya...TWINS. I literally just changed our music playing in our house from country to classical to bring a little peace into our home. Haha...

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Birthday Weekend

Birthday Weekend

My birthday was on Sunday, but Andrew was going to be gone most the day so on Saturday he watched the girls and sent me to the spa for a massage and facial. It was amazing. I cherish alone time these days. It honestly feels pretty weird to be somewhere alone for longer than an hour. Usually when I leave to house to run errands I'm not gone for longer than an hour.

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Diaper Up with Comforts

Diaper Up with Comforts

Our girls are super busy and always on the move so their diapers have to keep up with them. These fit them really well so no matter how active they are, the diapers stay snug. Keeping an eye on two crawling babies is pretty exhausting and the last thing I need to worry about is a leaking diaper.

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how having twins has made me slow down

how having twins has made me slow down

"Here is your baby's heartbeat. Very strong, looks great." little pause. "And here is the second heartbeat, also very strong." Second heartbeat? That is all I remembered from our doctor's visit when we found out we were having twins. Pretty sure I blacked out after that. Two heartbeats. Two little humans growing inside me.

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Twin Girl Nursery Tour

Twin Girl Nursery Tour

I'm so excited to share with you our nursery for our twin girls! They were born December 16th at 1:08 and 1:09 and life has definitely changed around here! I had so much fun decorating this room for them. It was nice to be able to go slightly more feminine and girly than the rest of our house. I added touches of rose gold and floral patterns to give it a vintage vibe, and added in some wood elements to keep it balanced.

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Baby Shower

Finally I am here to share my baby shower photos with you all! It was such a beautiful (and hot) day with so much love! Our shower was held in Fallbrook, CA at Myrtle Creek Nursery. There was a tented area where we set everything up. But I'd recommend coming by this nursery for lunch sometime because it is such an adorable spot. You order lunch and it's put in a picnic basket for you to take anywhere on the nursery to enjoy. We had around 45 people attend the shower from friends to family. The main thing I wanted was a romantic and rustic vibe, and it truly was just that. My mom found the pink table runners on amazon, and her and a friend made the plant party favors. The tags were from Etsy. Our plates, flatware and glassware were from Casa de Perrin and completely made the tables! My dad cut a ton of eucalyptus from their backyard and we used that on top of the runners along with homemade flower arrangements in mason jars.

My dress is from Asos maternity and I absolutely loved it. I ordered a size up (because I'm gaining a whole lot of weight with these twins). But I think I'll be able to where it post babies too. And my shoes are from Sole Society, which I where with pretty much everything. Where heals was a big deal for me. They came off right when the shower was over, don't get me wrong! My feet were aching bad! Lately my whole body has been super achy and I am ready for the babies to come out already!

I'll have a video on some of the things I got at the shower, because I know a lot of you want to see! But for now here is a short video of the shower. I hope you all enjoy!