Letter to my little hazelnut: 3 weeks. November 29, 2012
Dear Evie, Three weeks ago, you joined our family in a whirlwind.  One minute your sister and I were napping together on the couch and the next minute (or four hours later, whatever) I was squeezing Grandma’s hand pushing you into →MORE...

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Letter to my princess: 40 months. November 26, 2012
Dear Charlotte, I honestly have no idea where to begin this letter. You pick out at least 95% of your outfits now - and you’re always pretty proud of it! Should I start with a discussion about your blossoming curiosity?  A →MORE...

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In other words, when the girls are working, the brain is not. November 20, 2012
Last week Donald and I took our daughters out for an errands run and on our way home our car wound up behind a bus.  The bus was advertising a local community college program.  One half of the advertisement had the →MORE...

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On naming Evelyn. November 16, 2012
Two days before Evelyn’s birth, I found Charlotte sitting at a table drawing pictures for “her” baby when I picked her up at preschool.  Sa maitresse, her teacher, told me that she had asked Charlotte about the baby a couple hours →MORE...

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Evelyn. November 15, 2012
Evelyn is one week old today.  We are all completely enamored of her.  Charlotte seems particularly incapable of bestowing upon her sister enough kisses.  Hardly ten minutes goes by without her requesting to kiss our little hazelnut. Naturally, Donald and I →MORE...

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She’s here! November 09, 2012
Evelyn Ruby was born at 7:57pm last night.  She is 20.75 inches long, weighs 7 pounds 15 ounces, and is nursing like a champ =)  Charlotte is in love with “her” baby and we’re all over the moon.  We are spending →MORE...

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The posterior baby and the prodromal labor. November 07, 2012
Around breakfast this morning, my labor stalled.  The contractions became less intense and moved into my back. So I took a shower.  When I was laboring to deliver Charlotte, my contractions were coming along at ten minutes apart when I decided →MORE...

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Labor. November 07, 2012
At nine o’clock last night, the first contraction hit.  It took my breath away.  One part of my brain leapt with excitement, delighting at the opportunity to meet this child who squirms within. The other part of my brain thought OH →MORE...

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The three-year-old brain is one of the great mysteries of the universe. November 05, 2012
Me:  Okay, sweetheart, it’s time for some quiet rest time in the bedroom. Charlotte:  But I don’t want quiet time! Me:  I know, darling, but getting enough rest is really important if we’re going to shake that stomach bug you have. →MORE...

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