When Does A Baby First Smile?

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baby first smileWhen does baby first smile? It’s the most heartwarming thing to see – that first proper smile from your baby. I do adore the good drunken milk smile too, how can you not smile when they appear :) But I’m talking about the proper smile, the one when you know your baby is interacting with you.

My 3 year old, Lucas, had his first proper smile around 3 weeks – which I’m told is very early. Most babies are 6-8 weeks old when producing their first smile. However, you may very well find that they smile before that (like I did with all my children). My twin girls, Lily and Emma, both smiled cheekily at me in their 5th week, while “hanging out” on the Twin Z PillowContinue reading

12 Week Twin Scan – DC/DA Twins

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12 week twin scanMy girls are 7 weeks old now, however, I wanted to share with you my experience at the 12 week twin scan. As I had a few early miscarriages while trying for another baby (yup, you don’t actually plan for twins), I knew from week 7 that I was expecting DC/DA twins. So the worst shock was over, and we were excited to see the development at 12 weeks.  Continue reading

The Most Beautiful Newborn Twin Photos – I’m so in Love…

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Today I received copies of the baby (+Lucas) photos we had taken the other week. OMG they must be the most beautiful newborn twin photos ever!! (ok, so I am a little biased ;-) But you have to agree they are just gorgeous right? :)

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A Day of Modelling – Newborn Twin Pictures

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Our twin girls are 1 month old tomorrow. And to celebrate, we got the very talented Linzie Russo to capture some precious moments this morning – taking their newborn twin pictures. Lucas also came along, and cooperated long enough to be in a few of the photos.

I tried my very best to time it so that the girls were asleep for the photo session, but of course Emma took her sweet time to doze off. I was just in awe watching Linzie work her magic with them, and I am so extremely excited to see the edited and finished photos in a couple of weeks :)

In the meantime, here are some of my iPhone photos of the event:

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Losing my mind after 1 month with twins??!

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Hmmm….I’m not too far off I think. What changed in a week?? I swear, up until last week I felt like I was getting more sleep at night than I did at the last couple of months of pregnancy. And that’s with feeding the girls twice a night….it seemed easy; feed and straight back to sleep.

Don’t get me wrong, they still get up a couple of times a night to feed (they are only 4 weeks old)…but the whole “straight back to sleep”-scenario is gone. NON-EXISTENT! Continue reading

Eeeeek!!! We’re having twins!!

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Let’s get one thing straight – we didn’t plan to have twins. I don’t think anyone does. In fact, I had only planned on having 2 kids in total – so much for planning right ;-) So when on my 6 week scan I found out that there were two heartbeats in my belly, I was shocked to say the least. To be honest, I cried. And laughed in disbelief. As I was leaving the obstetrician I called Nathan (hubby) and told him the news – he was at the gym at the time and he just laughed and said ‘haha so typical us’ (I’ll explain in a bit). Then I called my mum in Norway (it was the middle of the night there) and told her and cried some more.

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Happy New Year!

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As the first post on my new website I thought I’d take the opportunity to wish everyone a happy new year and all the best for 2015! :-)

Seeing we welcomed our gorgeous twin girls Lily & Emma 2 weeks ago, I’ll be “celebrating” the evening at home feeding and cuddling while hubby is partying up at a friends wedding…ahh, I can always celebrate in a proper way next year right? ;-)

I’ll be working more on the blog over the next few days, and at the very least finish the “about us” section so you get a better idea of who I am.

In the meantime, take care tonight – be merry and have a great celebration!!