Monthly Archives: January 2011

Birth: Part two.

  Continuing from part one, Lara has disappeared into an operating bay for her C-section for almost an hour, and I am finally taken to join her. I am shuffled into an operating bay about 50 feet from the holding room. I see my wife’s feet and immediately think, “Oh Christ, they’ve brought me in […]

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Birth: Part one.

Lara has given her account of the birth here and here, but I thought I’d give my perspective as well. The following is the first of two posts on the craziest 12 hours of my life. In the last weeks of pregnancy, even the most innocuous questions take on a special meaning. I am leaving […]

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One month old!

We are officially one month old! The twins have been home with us for about two weeks now, and I think we’re all getting to know each other a little better at this point. ¬†Emmeline is a lot more interested in her brother than he is in her; she remains the larger twin and can’t […]

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More pictures from the NICU.

One of the things that will always bother me about the twins’ stay in the NICU (one amongst the many) is that they weren’t in the same basinette or even next to each other in side-by-side basinettes. They were across the room from each other. I still don’t know why that had to be like […]

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The calvary has arrived.

My mommy is finally here. We debated for months about when the best time to have them come was; it’s really, really hard to have babies when you’re 12 hours away from the nearest relative. We had been planning for them to be born right around the end of the year and we couldn’t decide […]

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