The Twins First Christmas

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The Twins First Christmas

Hello! Hello!

Just dropping in on this New Year’s Eve day to share some photos from the twins first Christmas.  The Hubs and I spent it at home because we’re still in a whirl of three-hour feedings and avoiding holiday germs with premies.  The long weekend days all sort of blurred together, but here are some of the highlights.

I’ll start with my new stockings.  It’s a total dream to have a mantel full of family stockings.  I’m so glad this is finally my world.

We had a couple mild days so we took the boys out for walks whenever it was close to 50.  I’m finally starting to get some strength back.  Pushing a double stroller up our neighborhood hills is no joke!

The doctor told us it would be ok to take the boys inside uncrowded places as long as no one touched them and they stayed in their carriers so we snuck in a quick meal at White Duck Taco.  I can’t tell you how wonderful it felt to get out!

Mama had a drink and luckily everyone stayed asleep!

The Hubs and I also drove around the light display at Lake Jullian.  It was the perfect outing because no one had to get out of the car.

The boys were clearly impressed. 🙂

For Christmas Eve I made us a fancy cheese plate with all the fixings.

Christmas day was spent in jammies all day.  I kind of thought the boys would fit inside their stockings for this photo but our boys love their food and already outgrew these.

Our favorite gift was these amazing chairs for the boys from the Hubs two sisters.

And finally, I thought I’d share a little true life moment.  I really wanted a photo of the boys in their Christmas jammies on Christmas day.  I got them both all dressed up and Hunter had a massive projectile spit up/ throw up all over himself and me.  Everything had to be washed and all three of us were crying!  So this photo is actually from the Thursday after Christmas when I was finally brave enough to try again.

Hunter has acid reflux and has been very fussy this week.  We’ve been working with the pediatrician to treat and care for it, but the poor little babe seems like he is in pain.  I hoped for some better pictures, but once again this is as good as it got!

I might have to start taking photos of them by themselves and just cropping them together!

That about wraps it up for our first Christmas as a twin family.  It wasn’t the most exciting ever, but I’m sure by next year we’ll have more excitement than we can handle.  I can’t wait for the year they know and understand what the holiday is all about!

I hope y’all had a wonderful Christmas too.  Have a blessed New Year and come back Wednesday for some recipes to add to your January meal planning.


By | 2018-12-30T22:05:14-05:00 December 31st, 2018|Fun, Holidays / Decor, The Twins|17 Comments


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  4. Lisa Ballantyne January 2, 2019 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    I remember Erik’s “fussies” from 26 years ago and I can attest that all the crying can wear even the most loving parent down! But a first Christmas with babies is still something truly special and I’m sure that as they get older, the memories will be a lot less hectic and a lot more precious. But you have the most beautiful family and you are truly blessed!

  5. susan r rawls January 1, 2019 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Sooooo cute!!! Thank you for sharing with us. Those are the cutest outfits.

  6. Blane Sherer January 1, 2019 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    Their first Christmas ! ( smile )

  7. Deborah Brooks January 1, 2019 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    What beautiful boys! You definitely have your hands full over there. Enjoy every minute of those cuties. Goes by way too fast

  8. Antoinette Burchfield December 31, 2018 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Beautiful babies! You are already making precious memories! Enjoy your blog!

  9. Ellen Vuillier December 31, 2018 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Precious babies! I hope and pray the New Year brings all good things to you!

  10. Martha December 31, 2018 at 9:44 am - Reply

    Just precious, what a wonderful Christmas with them and the fun has only begun! Many thanks for sharing the pictures, loved them, they are great. So happy for you.

  11. Elizabeth Dermid December 31, 2018 at 9:18 am - Reply

    My son had it really bad. I nursed him but had to give him Prevacid and he slept in his carrier for the first six months. That was in 1991 and they tell you not to do that anymore due to thebaby’s head dropping down and stop breathing. I used to sit on the floor and cry along with him. But one day, it just disappeared. It was weird. Be patient with him and yourself and don’t be afraid to ask for help to get a break. You are doing awesome. Happy New Year and here’s to many more spit up episodes at really bad times!!!

  12. Ann Gardner December 31, 2018 at 8:35 am - Reply

    My gosh Julie they have really grown. Beautiful babies. Happy New Year!

  13. Wendy December 31, 2018 at 8:20 am - Reply

    You’re adjusting to motherhood so well! Especially with twins. After the birth of my oldest, I was just so shell-shocked! Caring for a newborn is hard. It’s important to take care of yourself too–I bet getting out of the house just felt so good.

    Happy New Year, Julie!

  14. Wendy December 31, 2018 at 8:19 am - Reply

    You’re adjusting to motherhood so well! Especially with twins. After the birth of my oldest, I was just so shell-shocked! Caring for a newborn is hard. It’s important to take care of yourself too–I bet getting out of the house just felt so good.

    Happy New Year, Julie!

  15. Lois Jones December 31, 2018 at 7:39 am - Reply

    Walking the floor with a hurting, crying baby is no joke. It is exhausting and frustrating even when you know in you head the baby can not help being miserable. Please give breaks to each other and rest every chance you possibly can. Hopefully it improves in time and you have a happy little boy when it is all said and done.

  16. Joyce Marie Buckner Ogles December 31, 2018 at 7:24 am - Reply

    They are so precious! Glad things are good for you! Much prayers and love for your family!

  17. Heather Brown December 31, 2018 at 7:02 am - Reply

    I love love love seeing your recaps and the family together! Having those stockings has to be such a dream. It still is for me ha! I am so sorry to hear about reflux. Both my kids had it so please reach out if you have any questions! It is so so hard, both on the babe and you because you can’t do anything to help. Lots of cuddles and don’t be afraid to get out of the house yourself with hubs comes home!! It can be draining.

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