Four + Two Equals Six






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^^^ My favorite nightgown/robe in the entire universe.  I’ve pretty much worn it every day all day since the day the babies were born!  c/o Motherood Maternity



^^^ Facetiming with my mom and dad in Russia.  They’ve had seven grandchildren since leaving that they’ve never met.

This little face is Kai Creighton Smith.  He’s baby A!


And this little baby is Cooper James Smith.  He’s baby B!








^^^ Best car seat covers ever.  c/o Milk Snob

I figured I should probably get this story up before their first birthday, a video will trail shortly!  So the twins were born June 1, 2015 at 12:22 pm, the first to come was Baby A who we named Kai Creighton Smith, and he weighed 6 lbs 9 oz.  Less than thirty seconds later his baby brother was born.  We named him Cooper James Smith and he weighed 6 lbs 7 oz.  They were good sized babies and healthy as could be.  I can’t recall exactly what happened, but Cooper had a hard time breathing.  He kept grunting like a little bear so they immediately did skin to skin and within a few hours he was good as new and needed no nicu time.  It was a scheduled c-section, after 20 hours of labor and 2 hours of active labor I ended up having an emergency c-section with Boston and promised myself I’d never go through the pain of both again.  I opted for a scheduled c-section with Savy and with the twins.  While c-sections are painful, they do get easier the more you have and this one went off without a hitch.  The water retention was insane, dang you saline drip!!!  Finally three weeks later and I’m starting to look normal again.  Hallelujah!!  I’ve been thinking about doing a Q and A video/post about c-sections and how to gracefully survive them.  If there’s any interest for that let me know in the comments, having been through three of them I definitely have a few opinions!  But let’s get back to the twins shall we?!

These little boys have already blessed our lives so much.  When I finish up the video you’ll get to see how sweet Boston and Savy are towards them.  I was a little nervous that Savy would be jealous of all the attention they get but she loves them more than anyone and just wants to mother them.  I’ve caught her a few times lifting up her shirt and trying to feed them… she’ll say “here’s some of my milk Kai Kai, calm down”.  I’ve also caught her trying to pee standing up like Boston so we have a few things we need to work on haha!!!  She’s the sweetest though and while she’s as soft as she knows how to be around them, Boston has become quite their protector.  Always making sure Savy is being soft enough and not smothering them.

Babies bring the sweetest spirit into the home and we are definitely riding the high.  Their newborn smells and sounds and their tiny little cries give you just enough energy to survive the sleepless nights.  This kind of sleep deprivation though is straight up torture. Like, real torture. You finally think you’ll catch some sleep because you’re babies are exhausted and fed and changed and there’s real hope they love you and don’t want you to die.  So you climb into bed and the second it warms up and you start drifting off to a better place… someone’s binki falls out. Or the other one needs a diaper change, again. Or the other one needs to be fed, again. Or the other one just wants to be held. And then one double poops all over Brian and he swears and chucks the wipes across the room and you both start laughing because if you don’t you cry because it’s that painful!!  Forget about getting them on the same schedule. If they were the same baby and one wasn’t so dang sleepy, and the other one wasn’t so dang hungry you might be able to sync them up!!  I wonder, just like I wondered with my last two babies, if life will ever be normal again.  And then I remember how quickly time passes and how despite the exhaustion, I need to just love these babies.  I need to love spending sleepless nights with them and I need to love holding them all day because soon enough, the newborn smell will fade and they’ll be pouring their own bowls of cereal.

My parents are finishing up their three year LDS mission in Russia so my mom wasn’t able to come out and be here for everything.  Thankfully though, I have the most amazing mother in law in the entire universe.  She’s organized closets and ironed every single piece of laundry that’s hit the dryer. She’s kept my older children alive and happy, buying them new clothes, reading them story after story and taking them to the park.  My floors have never looked so clean, she’s made the yummiest meals and desserts and the babies are constantly being smothered with love. I hope one day I get to pay it forward with my own children some day. For those that don’t have an amazing mother in law… I hate to say it but you married into the wrong family!!  She leaves on Saturday and I just might die.  Every morning I wake up and still can’t believe I’m the mother to four kids.  Four you guys… FOUR!

And just like that, the babies are starting to stir and I’ve gotta run.  I’m fairly positive this is how all my blog posts will end for the next three years!  I’ll be back soon, the video is almost finished and I have an amazing newborn shoot to share with you!  Okay, okay.  See ya later on instagram muah muah!

Abby Smith

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36 thoughts on “Four + Two Equals Six

  1. Would love to see a video about your thoughts and tips on c-sections. Just had my first c-section with my twins and I’m nervous about going through another one. Glad to hear they get easier! Your twin boys are beautiful! 🙂

  2. They are so cute! I love you so much Abby, you are the most creative person I’ve seen on Youtube! Also did you know that you have this adorable little space between your lips when you smile, adorable!! You have inspired me everyday and I truly love you for that. God bless you and your beautiful family! ( I also hope you keep vlogging!)

  3. Beautiful just beautiful! I was thinking of you the other day and was like omg I need to check if she had the twins yet! I’m a little late to the party but congratulations you have such a beautiful family can’t wait for the video!

  4. Beautiful babies and family. Love your blog and post. I absolutely agree with you…” if you don’t love you mother in law you married into the wrong family.” completely.

  5. Amazing!!! I would love to know more about c-sections. I had one with my triplets and am having one with my twins in September. I did not have a good experience with my first one do I would love any advice. Thanks

  6. They are absolutely gorgeous!
    And your little girl looks so adorable with them.
    You have a beautiful family
    Regards from Argentina 😉

  7. Four is awesome!! Like you I had a girl and a boy and then got surprised with twin girls. My littles will turn two in a couple of weeks….can’t quite believe it! Wait till you get in the car to go somewhere and look in the rear view mirror and see four car seats back there….I still find it surreal. It’s not an easy first year but it is so worth it. Please message me any time if I can help, or if you need a sounding board from someone who gets it!!!

  8. Okay, I’m definitely crying reading this post. Must be hormones. 😉 This is so sweet and you’re amazing, and gosh this hits so close to home it’s unreal. Love you lady.

  9. I can’t even imagine the exhaustion! But they are so precious, and it’s definitely worth it! Congratulations!

  10. You have a beautiful little family the boys are gorgerous!! I love their names! Aww sweet Savy and Boston!! You look absolutely beautiful I love hearing about all your adventures!

  11. Beautiful babies 🙂 I had a first c section and would love a Q&A on them. Though I will try for a VBAC my next one.

  12. Wow!!! They’re beautiful and you look so happy and radiant. The sleep thing is killer,but you’ll figure it out and who knows, maybe the twins will sleep thrift the night sooner than your other two 😉

  13. Gorgeous pictures! You have an adorable little family, congrats! I would love more info about c-sections.. I’m pregnant with my first and want to know all about them!

  14. Congratulations!! The boys are beautiful!! I’ve been in your shoes, well sort of, you have it a bit harder with already having two. I still say the first year after having twins was a blur of feedings, diaper changes, and pumping. You will get used to it, but if at all possible do try to get them on the same schedule I promise it will make your life so much easier.

  15. Those two little boys are precious beyond words! Congratulations on your growing family Abby. I would love a blog post about surviving c-sections gracefully. We aren’t current trying but because a condition I have a c-section is more than likely in our future.

  16. So beautiful!!! Love your positive look on everything. That sleepless night exhaustion is crazy hard! And I’ve never had twins. I would love a video or post on surviving C-sections…I have my 3rd coming this fall… the other two didn’t scare me too bad….but a 3rd section has me a little less comfortable. You’d think I’d be ready for it.

    Congrats!! You have a beautiful family.

  17. I would love more details and your advice for csections. I went through full labor and pushing with first baby to end in csection. 2nd was a successful and wonderful vbac and 3rd will be a planned csection in 2 weeks since it’s this hospitals policies. I’ve never had a planned so I’d love any advice.

  18. Congrats! I have loved following all this on Facebook and Instagam! I would love to read a post about c sections. I am 29 weeks with Boy/Girl twins and most likely will be having one. Seeing your photos makes me so excited to meet my little ones. Also so neverous! I read the paragraph about your sleepless nights to my husband and told him that is what we have to look forward to! His eyes got a little bigger! Thanks for sharing again. Can’t wait to see the newborn session.

  19. I would DEFINITELY love a post about having a C-Section… having to have my first one in the fall!

  20. I’d love to hear your opinion and tips on a c-section. I’m in a similar situation: 23 hours labor with 2 hours active and even pushing, ended up having a c-section. It’s like giving birth twice!! I did have 2 successful vaginal births after though.

  21. Congratulations! They are so sweet. Are they identical?
    My twin boys are four months and it gets easier, I promise.

  22. Congratulations! Your family looks beautiful, and you’ll bounce back in no time. Those sleepless nights are long, though. I can’t begin to imagine what it’s like with twins, although I am 17 weeks pregnant with twins. I would love to hear more detail on the c section. Any tips/tricks/thoughts to prepare myself in case things end up in a c section.

  23. Hi Abby,

    I have been a longtime follower and admirer of your beautiful family and braids. I just wanted to congratulate you on your beautiful new family and hope one day to be as blessed as you. Congratulations again 🙂

  24. Would LOVE to hear your advice on multiple c.secs. I had a scheduled one with my first and now we are talking baby 2… and I would have another section. And it kind of freaks me out 🙂 lol

  25. SO glad to have you back posting! Can’t wait to see the video and these two little munchkins grow up! 🙂

    Hope you feel some sense of normalcy soon! xoxo

  26. Congratulations Abby! They are beautiful 🙂 I wish you the best of luck taking care of four!


  27. I would love to see a post/video of your experience and tips with c-sections. I don’t have kids yet but hope to someday and I’m totes with ya – scheduled c-section seems easier to me!

    So happy for you and your new babes! They are adorable! Praying for as much rest as possibly for your entire family.

  28. LOVE all of the hospital pictures! You guys are such a gorgeous family! You mentioned something about a c-section post. I would love this! We are due with our first LO on September 1st and I would actually prefer a c-section over natural birth, so I am trying to get as much information as possible.

    Congratulations on your gorgeous twins 🙂 You guys all look fantastic!

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