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Good Afternoon Loves!

Today’s post is all about baby items I am loving!! Below you can click on an item to view the items and shop! Enjoy xo

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xo, Jordyn

Twin family photo

Hi Everyone!

baby number 3 annoucement

It has been a major minute since I’ve posted anything on here and I figured I would start with an update to explain how torturous these last few months have been on me lol.

Pregnancy is no walk in the park. I was really sick with the boys and had to be medicated on Diclectin the entire pregnancy, however as long as I was taking my medication I felt fine. No nauseous feeling, no vomiting, just feeling normal WITH meds.

This pregnancy however decided to start kicking my butt around week 2. I immediately went to my doctor to get diclectin, and much to my surprise it didnt work. I would take my prescription and still be vomiting, feeling extremely nauseous all day/all night. This brought me to the worst week of pregnancy… week 10. It got to a point where for a full week I couldn’t keep any liquids or food down at all. I ended up being hospitalized for a day to get fluids and put on a stronger medication.

Needless to say, I have been super focused on trying to take care of myself and my family, while everything else has been put on the back burner.

Now that I am starting my second trimester and am on stronger medication I am feeling a heck of a lot better and want to start blogging on a more frequent basis. I truly miss you all!

So with that being said.. I am back. I have so many ideas for upcoming posts that I think you will all really enjoy. If there is something you would specifically like to see, do not hesitate! Let me know!

Thank you all for your patience and understanding!

Love Jordyn

twins family

Okay this is CRAZY! My twins are officially 18 months and I cannot believe how fast this year and a half has gone. (Yes, I am aware I say this every time I do a blog post about the boys..)

Let’s dive into an update on the twins!

Starting with the first born… Mr Jayden Michael.
This kid’s sense of humor is out of this world. He will do just about anything to make us or Quinton laugh which is a little concerning for when he is of school age. I can just picture him being the class clown. He has the cutest smile and his laugh has gone from a woody the woodpecker giggle to this ridiculous laugh that I cannot describe. The laugh alone will make anyone burst into laughter.
Jayden is still more independent, still shoots judgmental looks at people, and is still the one that causes most of the ruckus. He has a major attachment to his blankie and lives for music. Anything with a beat and that kid will start dancing. Anywhere.. anytime.

Quinton on the other hand is our sensitive little guy. He is so sweet and cuddly, although he does show more of a temper when Jayden steals his soother. Q’s major attachment is to soothers. He will have one in his mouth and one in each hand, while walking around looking for more. We also are at a point where if the TV is on, and Paw Patrol isn’t on the screen; he yells and points at the TV until we change the channel. He is fearless and will attempt anything physically.. which is why he always has more bumps/bruises than Jayden.

The boys are becoming more and more attached to each other too. They try to say each others names and get excited when the other one wakes up from a nap/night. Speaking of naps/nights… they still DO NOT SLEEP! They are wide awake in the middle of the night just babbling to each other for hours. Its like they don’t get enough time in a day with each other that they have to be up all night with their best friend. As cute as this may sound.. mom & dad are in major need of some zzz’s.

How this is my life – I don’t know. I am still piecing it together on how we got so lucky!

Would you all want to see some product updates on what we are using? Let me know!

check out a previous post about the boys here.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all enjoyed this post.

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xo, Jordyn

 

Back by popular demand I am starting up my #followfridays again! This week I am featuring a few Manitoba ladies that deserve a spotlight!

First up, we have the breathtaking Victoria Johnson.

Victoria Johnson

She is major mom goals, body goals, hair/makeup goals.. basically ALL of the goals. I’m sure you all are already following her, but if you are not, please do so. She has amazing style, the cutest family and is so sweet. I adore her and definitely look up to this girl! xo

 

Onto probably the sweetest woman I have ever met, Natalie Bell of PegCityLovely.

PegCityLovely

If you have met her, you know that her smile is extremely contagious and you really just cannot get enough of her. She is extremely inspirational, always so positive and uplifting. She is the type of person everyone needs in their life when they are having a bad day. I can GUARANTEE she will make you feel better and smile. She also has an incredible blog on top of being a wife & mom! She is always current on local events so make sure you go follow this wonderful woman!

Jennifer from Pretty Little Details is yet another amazing woman whom I adore.

Pretty Little Details

Her blog title describes her perfectly. From the insanely talented flat lay photos, the jewelry line, and to the perfect outfit posts, the details are always so pretty. I had the honour of meeting her at a blogging event in Winnipeg, and she was so down to earth and I adored her even more. She is also expecting her first baby with her husband, so mama’s go follow her too! I cannot wait to see how she rocks motherhood!

Okay, last but definitely not least is the sweet Vanessa from The Trendy Files!

The Trendy Files

I met her at an event a couple weeks ago, and she was SO SO sweet. We had coffee together and had a great time getting to know each other. Her IG feed is on point!! I absolutely love her imagery and the content of her blog. Go follow this sweet girl!

 

I hope you all enjoyed this post. Thank you to everyone who voted in my IG Poll!

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xo, Jordyn

 

 

WHAT!

Honestly, this year has been one of the most challenging and rewarding in the same breath. I cannot believe how fast the year went, and I am still trying to find that “pause” button in life.

It’s funny how every little milestone or stage in a babies development, a parent automatically feels that the new stage is “the best” one.

The first 8 weeks – snuggle time – the best. The first smiles (REAL SMILES) – the best. The first giggle – the best. The first roll over, the first crawl, etc etc. All get marked with “The best” title.

Well, the boys are both crawling and officially in the exploring stage. They want to turn on light switches, get into drawers, play in the toilet water. Yep. Toilet water.  I have two little boys on my hands already.

Their personalities are shining brighter than ever. Jayden is still my Mr Independent while Quinton is my, lets just call him… more sensitive one. They are such happy babies, and their smiles light up the entire room when they are giggling. They recently discovered that certain actions make the other laugh so they have been exploring their senses of humour lately. It is the CUTEST thing in the entire world to watch them crawl away together and watch them hanging out making each other laugh. The bond these two have is unbelievable. How is this my life? How did I get so lucky?

Let’s do a little year in picture review for you.


Audino Family Picture

identical twin boys 6 Month Twins 6 Month Twins

 

I am loving every second of this crazy journey. I cannot wait to see what this next year brings (even the terrible twos)!

These little guys have stolen my entire heart & soul, I am so proud to be their mama!

I hope you all enjoyed this post!

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xo, Jordyn

 

 

Sharing my round up of IG pics from July 2017! I will link all products below each picture!

one piece swimwear

SWIMSUIT | SUNNIES

Old Navy Dress

DRESS | SANDALS

identical twins family

DRESS | SUNNIES | SANDALS

Old Navy Summer Dress

DRESS | HEELS

BEAUTY DETAILS: FOUNDATION | CONCEALER | CONTOUR | BROWS | EYELINER | MASCARA | LIPS | CURLING WAND 

BEAUTY DETAILS: FOUNDATION | CONCEALER | CONTOUR | BROWS | EYELINER | MASCARA | LIPS | CURLING WAND

Avene Sunscreen

 SUNSCREEN | THERMAL SPRAY | FACIAL SUNSCREEN

milestone baby

MILESTONE CARD | DIAPERS

twin family

DRESS | SUNNIES

DRESS(old) SIMILAR | SUNNIES 

TOP | SHORTS 

DRESS(old) SIMILAR

DRESS(old) SIMILAR | STROLLER

DRESS(old) | SUNNIES | STROLLER

July went by SO fast for us! It finally hit me that going back to work is sneaking up on me REAL quick. We met with a couple daycares and sealed the deal on one of them. It’s so surreal that my babies are going to be attending daycare extremely soon and I won’t be spending my days playing on my living room floor with them. We also spent a lot of time out at the cabin, and tried to go for as many walks as possible around our neighbourhood to enjoy the weather.

Ryan and I are now planning the boys first birthday party (they turn 1 in like 5 weeks!) so we are having an absolute blast trying to figure everything out. I know I say this all of the time, but seriously, where is the time going?!

Our goal for the rest of summer is to take it day-by-day and enjoy what is left! August is always the hottest month here in Winnipeg, so I’m hoping Ryan will take some holidays and we can have a couple family days around home together. I have so many bucket list things to do as a family, such as take the boys to the zoo, a splash pad, etc..

What was your favourite thing you did in July??

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xo, Jordyn

Dock A Tot

Curious about the differences between the Deluxe and Grand Dock A Tot? Read more to find out everything you need!

Dock A Tot has been featured on my blog a few times as a MUST HAVE baby item, and I will always back up that statement. I really cannot say enough about how incredible of a product the docks are, and how amazing the company is itself!

I reviewed the Deluxe size HERE and in this post I explain Dock A Tot’s products, and a little bit about their company. Now I did get these products sent to me for my review, HOWEVER, my love for this product is completely genuine. Any mom who I know has purchased a dock because of my reviews have all said the same thing “This is the best baby product ever.”

The sizes available are the Deluxe which is the smaller size (suitable for 0-9 months) and the Grand which is suitable for 9-36 months. The smaller one is perfect for recreating  the womb for a little one to sleep at ease feeling safe and secure. The Grand dock is a larger size for toddlers to feel safe in their beds as well.

I was really stretching out the deluxe size with the boys because they loved them so much, but they are also babies who have major attachments to their blankets. This was starting to become a bit of an issue being in too small of a space, fully clothed and with a large blanket wrapped around them. It was overdue to upgrade to the Grand size of docks.

Dock A Tot

The first nap in the new docks were a total success. The boys had a 3 hour nap!! 3 HOUR!! It helped me catch up on sleep from a rough night, and become much more productive during the day. We also have been bringing them along to our cabin on the weekends for a place to sleep!

This company just keeps proving over and over how incredible of a design this is, and babies truly do LOVE these!

Dock A Tot

You can purchase Docks through the link below, the pictures below or at West Coast Kids in Winnipeg.

Click HERE to get your discount code from DockATot! 

On a side note… The day we received the grand docks, I did an IG story of unboxing them and showing how to take the docks apart to clean them. The response that I got back was incredible! I’m so glad you are all loving my IG stories about products! So thank you for the exceptional love!

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xo, Jordyn

Hi & Welcome!

I had the honour of being sent this product for review, so I want to give you all my honest opinion on this product!

Let me start by saying, I have never tried this brand before, so I was excited about giving it a shot. I love trying new brands and new products, you just never know what could be a new staple in your beauty bag.

When it comes to my babies, I am extra cautious of new brands/products so I ALWAYS test on myself first. Babies skin is way more sensitive than adults, so if any product is going to make me uncomfortable, it would be an instant NO for my babies.

The day after I received the Avéne Infants sunscreen, I tried it on myself and really liked it! I love that it isn’t greasy feeling on the skin, it absorbs quickly and very well, and it comes in a spray format!

About a week later, Winnipeg started to experience some gorgeous weather so my husband and I were beyond excited to take our boys into a pool for the first time! We bought the baby floats, packed our bags and grabbed the Avéne Infant sunscreen, lathered up the boys and made our way over to the pool.

As I mentioned before, it is a really light texture which I love because my babies hate when I am sitting here trying to rub in some thick texture of lotion. ( I swear they have no patience) The sunscreen is also water resistant and for face & body. It is SPF50, and made of a broad UVB-UVA spectrum protection with minimum chemical filters. The sunscreen also feels really soothing on the skin because it contains a bit of the Avéne thermal water! Also – this product is recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association.

You can buy this product at Drugstores in a 200mL bottle for $32.50!

I really liked this product, and will be sure to keep it in my pool bag for all of summer!

 

Thank you for stopping by!

*this product was sent to me in exchange for a review, however my opinion of the product is my own*

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xo, Jordyn

Boon

Boon has become a favourite brand in my household recently, and for good reason. Their products are undeniably amazing. I want to share with you guys some of my top MUST have Boon products!

I have mentioned the SQUIRT before, (you can read that post HERE), and the reason it is so amazing is because you can take pureed foods on the go with you! There is no mess, no fuss, and the food doesn’t get contaminated because of design! It is a MUST have for any new mom!! Also, it is extremely affordable!

Next we have the soft serving spoons for introducing solid foods! Having a proper spoon for your baby is a major must have. You don’t want to hurt their little mouths by using hard utensils. I highly recommend THESE.

Keeping with the feeding type of products, I love THIS drying rack for all baby items. I tend to wash all of my baby items first, put them onto this drying rack and then proceed to do the “adult” dishes. It’s nice that it keeps their products perfectly clean and out of the way. It helps me stay a little bit more organized!

Bath time is so much easier and fun now because of the Ripple Bath Mat. It is a larger size than most mats and the design helps water flow underneath to help prevent mold from growing! Ever since we bought it, our boys have really enjoyed their bath time which makes our lives much easier. Also I get a peace of mind that the design is also helping in a sanitary manner as well.

The one Boon product I have been trying to get my hands on is THIS kit. I have heard great things about the brush because its super soft and helps with dry skin on babies heads!

I purchased a whole bunch of feeding supplies on the weekend too, so once I have put them to use I will do another blog post for a full review.

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xo, Jordyn

Twins Q&A

Hello!! I thought I would do a post to follow up on yesterday’s IG Stories of my boys day. I noticed I was getting questions sent to me throughout the day so I’ll just address everything here!

Q: How much do they eat and what brands of food do they like?

A: The boys have 4 bottles of 7.5 ounces, and 2 solid foods between 4-5 ounces a day. We have used Enfamil Gentlease formula since the boys were about a week old.  For baby cereal, we use Nestle Gerber Baby. Any fruits or veggies I either make myself or we buy the Love Child Organics brand.

Q: How often do you wash/sterilize bottles?

A: After every use, I will rinse out the bottles completely, take the nipple off and make sure that is rinsed off as well. At some point in the day I will wash all bottles that are on my counter, I wash them with soap and warm water and THIS brush, and then rinse thoroughly. I then use my microwave sterilizer and set the bottles on a clean towel to air dry.

Q: What bottles do you use?

A: I use the Philips Avent Natural plastic bottles. We love them because they come with minimal parts to clean and my boys took to them really well. We only purchased the 4oz size for when they were really little, and the 9oz size which they have been using for a couple months now.

Q: What do you keep in your diaper bag?

A: I always carry my Totesavvy to keep organized. I have a post coming next week all about this so stay tuned!!

Q: What are the best toys for their age?

A: My boys are loving the basic type of toys such as blocks, remotes, Sophie La Giraffe, teething keys, etc. Since they are teething, they love anything that feels good on their gums!

Q: What brand of stroller and car seats do you have?

A: Stroller is the Baby Jogger City Select. We LOVE it. And we recently purchased these Evenflo car seats. We were finding that in the bucket seats, whoever would end up on the front of the stroller would be kind of squished, so we transitioned into the bigger seats and they are so much happier.

Q: Do you bath them at the same time in the tub?

A: Yes! We just transitioned them into the bath tub once we got our hands on the Boon Bath Mat. Which we absolutely LOVE! The boys love being in the bath together and enjoy splashing each other.

I hope this was helpful and I’m so happy with the feedback I was getting about sharing our day. If you are interested in seeing more going forward, just let me know!

Also if you have any other questions, comment or email me @ info@jordynaudino.com and I will get back to you!

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xo, Jordyn