Author: stacey

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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 […]

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Baby Food Comparison

The twins have grown to an age when they eat more than just boob milk and baby formula. They eat actual food now. Some rice cereal stuff, what we used to call Pablum when I was a baby. But they also eat from those little jars of baby food. And have you slowed down and […]

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How big we have become!

The girls like to curl their tiny fingers around mine and this morning I looked down at that hand and thought about how big they have grown in the last seven months. Compared to the first couple of days and weeks of their lives.

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The new sleep pattern as dictated by the twins

The girls have decided to alter the evening/night schedule. As usual they have their tub between 6 and 6:30pm, have a feast and then into bed by about 7pm. They sleep quite peacefully, sometimes stirring a little, but sleep until 10:30pm. Then they figure it is time to get up. Story in particular let’s everyone on the […]

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Brown Bear gets a Toothbrush…and Uses It

Now that Brown Bear has her two front teeth in all their glory popping into place, she has her own toothbrush. So tonight Wifey called me up to the bathroom to get a photo of Brown Bear brushing her teeth. Wouldn’tcha know it, her camera and mine had dead batteries. I did manage to squeeze one […]