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Entries from August 2008

Is this really all I did today?

August 31st, 2008 by Eleanor · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

A friend of mine from b-school has always been a prolific blogger.  She blogged about her post-Wharton experience as a consultant, then her switch to a romance novel company, and then about her pregnancy.  He posts were funny, insightful, and always fun to read.  After “Baby Bear,” as she is known on her blog, was born, […]

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1 day old

August 26th, 2008 by Eleanor · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Yesterday was Lydia and Hadley’s 40 week due date.  Not that they ever would have made it to that date since twins are full term at 37 weeks and they are typically induced at 38 weeks.  However, the 40 week date is signficant because that represents their “corrected age” which all their development is measured against.   For […]

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Twin-tasking

August 25th, 2008 by Eleanor · Comments Off on Twin-tasking · Uncategorized

We’ve developed some new skills:

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1 Month Old!

August 22nd, 2008 by Eleanor · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Lydia and Hadley are one month old today! And they passed the 7lb milestone yesterday – Hadley weighing in at 7lbs 1 oz and Lydia close behind at 7lbs flat.  Yes, we have a baby scale (in our defense, borrowed not purchased) and do frequent weigh-ins.  The scale was acquired out of paranoia when Lydia had […]

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Lessons from the hospital

August 12th, 2008 by Eleanor · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

A few things I learned from our time at Swedish Hospital over the last 3 weeks: 1. You need to be on top of your own medical care.  This is something that I am certainly familiar with in the abstract since my father’s career has been dedicated to improving quality of care and reducing medical […]

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Hadley is home!

August 9th, 2008 by Eleanor · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Hadley finally tired of the Swedish spa and decided to come home today.  Mom, Dad, and Grandma Bradley are thrilled to have her at home.  Lydia is still undecided.  Now our test begins.  We figured out how to pretty much handle one baby (again, Lydia may not agree), but two is a whole new ball […]

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Guess what’s missing?

August 7th, 2008 by Eleanor · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Which means she’ll be able to come home soon!

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2 weeks old

August 5th, 2008 by Eleanor · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Today is Lydia and Hadley’s two week birthday and original due date.  I can’t decide if it feels like a fast or slow two weeks.  So much has happened since July 22 – a lot of it tough, but I feel like we are turning a corner.  After several bili scares for Lydia, involving daily […]

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Best dog ever

August 1st, 2008 by Allan · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

The arrival of the girls has certianly made our lives busier, so much so that I forgot that it was just a year ago yesterday that we finally said goodbye to Hank after his strong 16 year run. Here are a couple of pics from March of last year, as you can see from the […]

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Thank goodness for grandparents

August 1st, 2008 by Eleanor · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

My mom arrived on Monday and my dad on Tuesday and I can’t imagine going through our first week home without them.  Between at least twice daily trips to the hospital for me (I can’t drive yet because of my surgery; Allan usually goes twice as well), trips to the pediatrician (Lydia has been 3 […]

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