Author: stacey

Life Musings

Teething; Need I Say More?

With a title like “Teething” what more do I have to say? Story’s two front bottom teeth just came in one day with not a whimper. Annalie? Screams of inconsolable agony all evening. Screams of exquisite agony that send shivers down your back. Screams that made Jim Dawg whimper…and she is deaf and blind. So […]

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Baby becomes a greased ferret

I remember when I was a kid and we lived on a rural property (calling it a farm would be a stretch) my Dad brought home, through some complicated Tom Sawyer like trade, a “pet” ferret. Now anyone who has had a pet ferret might disagree with my observations, be that as it may… A ferret […]

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Heinz Baby Food Recall

Just when we have started our twins on solid food, the news came across that Heinz has recalled some of their Mixed Baby Cereal because it contains a possible carcinogen. YIKES. It should be interesting to see how Heinz handles this product recall. Hopefully they do not have the same public relations people as Tiger […]

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Life Perspective

It is funny to occasionally stand up and look back through the stages of your life. It is particularly interesting to look back at life pre-twins. Want to go the pub for a beer and nachos? Not a problem. Go to the cabin for a weekend? Not a problem. Load the dog and a cooler in the car […]

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Brown Bear Stands Up, Blonde Bear Gazes at me

What an incredible time to watch the twins developing. There are so many changes happening so rapidly that at times the months we spent in the NICU and even before that in the BC Womens’ Hospital seems like a faint and distant memory. On Monday of this week Brown Bear figured out how to pull herself […]

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Dawn Black’s Open House

On the weekend just gone we dropped into New Westminster MLA Dawn Black’s open house. While there, we visited with the Chair of the New West School Board, James Janzen and New West City Councilor Jonathan Cote. Caragh, Story and I also had an opportunity to congratulate our new Member of Parliament, Fin Donnelly, on his […]

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An ages-old hazing ritual

One thing that really does not make anybody feel better is the, “Well, you think you are going through tough times and are tired? WELL! when I had my kids it was….” Thanks for the empathy pal. I do not doubt that it was just as tough for you trying to function all day after being […]

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Brown Bear starts to stand-up for herself

We saw something that excited and frightened us this morning; Brown Bear was sitting beside the Exersaucer, on the outside of it. She grabbed the top of it and she started to pull herself up into a standing position. She got about halfway up and then collapsed back onto her hinnie. Exciting to see her developing and […]

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Lovely weekend excursions to Kerrisdale and Dundarave

In our continuing efforts to introduce the twins to new neighbourhoods and see new sights, this weekend we took them to Kerrisdale and Dundarave. Both trips went smashingly well, thank you very much. The trip to Kerrisdale was a special pleasure because Caraghand I both have ties to that part of town. I used to […]