We survived the first 3 months with twins.

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Ellie & Lyla, 1 month Old (photo from www.thenovicechefblog.com)

On Saturday, the girls will officially be 3 months old. Holy baby — time is flying!

There has been the good, the bad and the gross, but we all made it to the other side. (The other side being the girls are finally sleeping through the night!…mostly)

First Halloween 2014 (via www.thenovicechefblog.com)

There were so many things that people told me about that was true. There were SO many things that people told me about that were wrong. I know everyone’s experiences are different…and it is really different with twins.

Ellie & Lyla, 2 months Old (photo from www.thenovicechefblog.com)

We have just figured it out as we go and found out what works for us. There really is only so much “preparing” you can do for TWO newborns. Ha! The best thing anyone said to me was: “They are two different babies.”  (thanks Mom!)

Ellie & Lyla, 2 months old (photo from www.thenovicechefblog.com)

I kept trying to keep the girls on the same schedule all the time, but it just wasn’t working. Ellie likes to sleep in till around 7:30, but Lyla is up at 6am. Lyla loves to take good naps…Ellie takes little cat naps throughout the day.

Sure, I get absolutely nothing done throughout the day, but I am now able to keep the babies alive and mostly happy. ;-)

Ellie & Lyla 2 1/2 months old (photo from www.thenovicechefblog.com)

The girls are growing so fast and are surpassing all the other babies their size. They are wearing 3 to 6 months clothes and are in the 98% for height. I’m sure part of that is their 6’4 father, but I like to think it also helped that I kept them in until 37 weeks. ;-)

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We did find out that Lyla had slightly shallow hip sockets (probably caused by being breach almost all of my pregnancy). It’s not a huge deal, especially since we caught it early. She does have to wear a brace 24/7 for 6 weeks to correct the problem.

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Ellie’s struggle has been reflux. It sucks. She has to take medicine twice a day for it and sit upright for 30 minutes after eating. Until we found out what it was, she struggled to keep any of her milk down. Once the doctor started her on medicine, it was like a new baby. Sure she still has issues every once in a while, but is so much better.

Lyla & Ellie 2 1/2 months old (photo from www.thenovicechefblog.com)

Otherwise, the girls are both perfectly healthy and are both over 12 pounds now! So incredibly different than those little 6 pounders we brought home from the hospital!

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The last 3 months have honestly been the best 3 months of my life. I used to tell my Mom that I wasn’t going to get married until I was 28…and if I had children, it wouldn’t be until I was 35. Here I am with twin girls at age 27 and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I’m so glad we don’t get to pick our future.

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20 Responses
  1. carolina

    they are simply adorable!!!! and you are amazing, I don´t know how you manage to cook and write your blog with so little sleep!!!

  2. Jennifer+@+Show+Me+the+Yummy

    They are gorgeous! I mean, can we talk about those lashes?! Holy moly! Loved this post…my husband and I are planning to have kids in the near-ish future, so this post has been so educational for me! We both have the “twin gene” in our family…so who knows! ;)

  3. Amy @ Fearless Homemaker

    I love your little love muffins! So glad you survived the first 3 months – I suspected you would. ;) We used the same bottle brush and drying rack and LOVED them both, too. Looking forward to seeing these lil ones grow! I know everyone tells you this, but they really do get more + more fun as they grow up. When Baby A was 6 months old, I seriously wanted to stop time because she seemed to be the perfect age. But then I felt that same way at 9 months, and 10, and 12, and now, at nearly 18 months. Every stage is new and wonderful and full of fun surprises. =)

  4. Kathleen+@+Yummy+Crumble

    They are so gorgeous! I can’t imagine having twins and the work it takes. You are amazing. The fact that you still find time for the blog is incredible :)

  5. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking

    yay! You’re doing it!!! It gets easier but not so easier… you will know what I mean. Oh rock and play…. i have loaned mine out to two of my friends. It is such a life saver. Just make sure you move their heads around so these beauts don’t get flat heads. I have an 11 month old and I have been rocking the Kate Spade diaper bag but I so wanna switch to Skip Hop. It just looks way more wearable. Hey can I recommend an Ergobaby 360 that is like my next phase secret saving grace.

  6. Connie

    You are so lucky to have your beautiful girls. I also had twins42 year’s ago. Only I had mine 14 year’s after I had my first three children.I had two boy’s and a girl. My twins were born January 8th, 1972. My daughter turned 14 on january the 14th. I had three teenager’s to keep up with and a husband that worked 50 miles away. My home turned into Grand Central Station. It was a nightmare that you are so lucky not to have to go through. I lived through it and I’m now 78 year’s old and living in another country. My children,grown, I decided to get out and live my life after my husband died in 2000. I’m enjoying myself and know that I did the best I could for my family and they are all doing well God Bless you and your’s

  7. Christy

    Your babies are so precious. My daughter had twin girls too and they are now years old and in the first grade. My son-in-law is also 6’4″. Enjoy every second you have with your sweet, beautiful girls.

  8. Michele {Delish Dishes From Michele}

    I always enjoy your posts! I follow you on Instagram and can’t get enough of the sweet baby pics! Your girls are so PRECIOUS! My husband and I are currently expecting our first baby girl, and each time I see yours I think of how excited I am to see my baby girl’s sweet face. Please keep with the updates on them! I know some readers only like bloggers to post what they’re “supposed” to (i.e. recipes), but I like reading about stories on family. Makes you feel more connected with people :)


  9. Raquel from JC

    Beautiful babies! Congratulations!
    My youngest daughter had the same issue with the hip bones and a brace. She wore her brace for four months 24/7, now she is a healthy and athletic 15 years old swimmer, no problems at all, so take it easy. My DD lived in one of those cute pajamas with strings and I used La Roche Posay lotion for her skin after she got out of the brace (as recommended by her dermatologist)
    The best for you and your lovely family!

  10. Auntiepatch

    Congrats on your beautiful twins! As a twin myself I will offer you 2 items of Twin Wisdoms:

    1. They ARE 2 different babies with their own personalities
    2. DON’T DRESS THEM ALIKE because *see above* .

    My sister and I knew at our birthday and Christmas what we received from (person) before we opened ours if the sister had already opened hers. The only difference usually was the color of the gift. Same gift but in a different color. And sometimes it was exactly alike! We were happy to receive gifts but totally different gifts to fit our personalities would have been nice.

  11. LindY G

    Thank you so much for sharing your little adorable angels with us. They are to cute for words. As for advice on raising them, listen to your inner Mama feelings, raise them the way you and your hubby want them raised.

  12. Brenda

    Been reading your blog for awhile now, but this is the first time I have commented… Congratulations on your two little beauties! They are so sweet and it will be fun to see how their different personalities continue to flourish over time. Enjoy your time, it goes so fast! (I got tired of hearing that when my kids were babies, but found it to be oh, so true!)

  13. Bryn

    Adorable! My daughter had hip displaysia and was in the harness for 6 weeks also. I was so thankful my daughter caught it early… She lived in those sleeping gowns with the draw string bottoms :)

  14. Sues

    SO CUTE!!!! My sister’s twins are totally on the same schedule, so I don’t know how you’re doing it!! Amazing :)

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