Some of the most asked questions I get are about what I feed the girls. I often feel like I run out of things to feed them or feel like I'm giving them the same thing all the time. So I sat down one day and wrote down everything I give to the girls for both snacks and meals. It made me realize they actually do get quite a lot of different things! So today I am sharing some of my go-to meals and some easy and convenient snacks. I also just bought ingredients to make homemade fruit snacks so if they turn out okay, I'll share that with you!Read More
Happy spring everyone! Today I am excited to be partnering with Famous Footwear to share some super cute spring shoes and some insight on becoming a mom. With Mother's Day coming up, I'm reminded of how lucky I am to be June and Violet's mom. I'm also reminded of how important it is to be a positive influence on their lives. With each month they change and learn so much, making it that much more important to always be the best role model.Read More
The time has come! I'm telling you alllllll about sleep revolving around my twin girls. I asked you all via Instagram to send me your questions regarding sleep and boy do you have questions! So I am going way back. I mean back to when they were babies and when we first sleep trained them at 4 months old. Here are some things I'll cover in this post!Read More
HELLO 15 MONTHS! How the heck can it feel like time is flying by and stopped at the same time? This mom life is a crazy thing, but I love every minute of it (correction: most minutes!). I want to catch you all up to speed on what life has been like over here lately. I'll lay out our daily schedule so you can see what a typical day looks like and some photos!Read More
First of all, welcome to my new and improved blog! I was needing a change and wanted to feel inspired again. My blog started out as a place to go a little deeper than my YouTube channel. A place where I could share my thoughts on whatever was going on in my life at the time.Read More
Long time no see! I feel like I haven't posted on here in ages. Life has been a bit hectic to say the least. And if you don't follow me on YouTube or Instagram then you may have thought I am in hiding! I've been super busy with YouTube the last few months and my blog has taken a back seat. However, I have some exciting things happening soon and a lot to catch you up on. First off, I'm re-designing my blog.Read More
Hey guys! So if you follow me on Instagram you know that Andrew and I took the girls to Irvine for the weekend recently. Believe it or not, it was the first time we had taken the girls just the two of us anywhere for two nights.Read More
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.Read More
"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.Read More
Hey guys! Today I wanted to talk about introducing foods to babies. My twins are now 4 months old and I just started thinking about my plan for feeding them. It's crazy to think that time is almost here! As of now I am still breastfeeding and giving them formula before bed and sometimes one other time during the day. I also am pumping about 2-3 times a day to up my supply and get some milk for them to have on hand if they won't nurse. For this post I have partnered up with Stonyfield Organic to show you some more options when it comes to healthy baby food. Their YoBaby line, which is the #1 pediatrician recommended yogurt for ages 6 months-2 years, recently added a new strain of probiotics, BB-12. Probiotics are super beneficial for your gut. And your gut health is the foundation for overall good health.
It's recommended that you wait to feed solids to your baby until they are 4-6 months old. You also want them to be able to sit upright and hold their head up. Our girls have good head control but still can't sit up so I'm going to wait until they can. I am starting to notice they get easily distracted when nursing these days. If I start to talk to someone, they will turn their head toward me and start to smile and coo. It's pretty cute, but can sometimes be frustrating when I want them to eat!
It is a bit overwhelming figuring out what to feed your babies once they are done breastfeeding yet to young for cow's milk. But dairy is packed with nutrients like calcium and vitamin D which are both super nutritious for growing babies. The nice thing is, even if your babies are still breastfeeding, they can have yogurt at 6 months. These yogurts are a great option and made with organic whole milk.
So what other foods am I going to introduce to our girls first? Egg yolks are at the top of my list. They are packed with beneficial fatty acids and provide cholesterol needed for the optimal development of the nervous system. I'd love to know your thoughts on baby cereal. I've heard to pour some breast milk into it to help your baby get used to it. I'm just wondering if it has many nutritional benefits. I'd also like to introduce avocado around six months. They are packed with essential fats, vitamins and minerals. To prepare, I'm going to mush it up and add breast milk to thin it out. The other two things I'd like to introduce early on are bananas and sweet potatoes (both packed with vitamin A, C and folate).
There are so many things to consider when being a mom to two littles, but I just try to trust my instincts and do my best! I hope you all enjoy the rest of your day and thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
Thanks to Stonyfield Organic for sponsoring this post.