Author: stacey

Life Musings

The weekend wrap up

Nice quiet day today. It started with our weekly trip to Quan’s Kitchen for breakfast. It was a pleasant surprise this week because my buddy Terry brought his son along for brekkie. By the time Story and I got home it was nap time for the girls. I managed to get Annalie to sleep quite […]

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A drive to the West End of Vancouver

Today was another truly exhausting day. It started too early in the morning for us and went too late in the day for the twins. When that happens they have mini-meltdowns and cannot hold themselves together. It typically happens when we try to jam too much into a day and the kids then miss their afternoon […]

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A lovely weekend sleep-in

It is up and at ’em for another day! Story is in the exersaucer…a device brought to us from an Afghani prison used to torture prisoners by preventing them from sleeping. It is similar in sound to someone gently taking all the plates, bowls and mugs from your kitchen, putting them in a plastic garbage […]

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Sears portrait studio saga carries on

And the topper of the day was that once again we skipped the girls afternoon nap so that we could make it to Sears to pick up our photos from the August photo shoot. We arrive at Sears photo studio to hear; “Sorry, it appears that the order was not put in when we thought […]

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Needles, pain associations, H1N1 and mice

A couple of things this evening. We took the twins into the Fraser Health office where they received their six month shots. These will apparently protect them from diseases like diphtheria, smallpox, tetanus, hepatitis A or B or C or D or whatever it does. They get one massive needle deep into the thigh tissue […]

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Waking up to a smile

In some ways, having twin baby daughters is very good for my male ego. Where else could a middle aged guy who has not yet lost the chubby belly associated with pregnancy, usually wearing socks and t-shirts that were laundered days ago, unshaven, and teeth unbrushed with the associated bad breath make a female so […]

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Race to the school drop off zone

There is a wild and fiendish group of drivers who avoid public scrutiny by and large but who are nevertheless, a hazard to life and limb. That group is the parents, typically mothers, who drive their kids to school in the morning and then pick them up after school. We live near a small private school that […]

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Pics from the first couple of weeks in the NICU

Met another mother of a preemie baby today. Meeting her made me think back to our days spent in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Sometimes I grumble a bit about the pain in my left arm because I have developed tendinitis in it from the way I hold the babies all the time. Therefore, it is good to occasionally think back […]

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Free baby swag…sign up for it

Perhaps the greatest thing about having a baby or two is the free stuff that is available…that is if you know it is out there and where out there it is located. For example, the Heinz baby food division has a program where you sign up and they send you free stuff, stuff like product samples […]