Tag: Twins

Blog Coordinating, not matching. Two years of Twin Fashion

Coordinating, not matching. Two years of Twin Fashion

Different from the start – Coordinating, not matching My twins were born at 32 weeks. One weighed 4lbs. One weighed 2lbs 10 ounces. They looked radically different; so from the beginning, it was easy for us to think of them as individuals. We knew for a fact they are not identical once they were blood …

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Blog Full Moon Baby Part 1

Full Moon Baby Part 1

Blood red moon We drove due East from the airport toward our home town. I thought I was miscarrying at 12 weeks and we were heading to the hospital to confirm it. We watched this enormous blood-red full moon rising on a night of a full lunar eclipse and we tried not to talk about …

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Blog What’s a swim platform? Quadro Aqua Pool Dock

What’s a swim platform? Quadro Aqua Pool Dock

Problem: playing safely in the pool with toddler twins When we bought our house three years ago we were delighted that it had a pool. A pool with a ripped liner. But a pool. It wasn’t until we replaced the liner and filled the pool that we discovered it has a problem. The Slope of …

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Blog Happy Fourth, Celebrate by Blowing Up a Small Portion of it

Happy Fourth, Celebrate by Blowing Up a Small Portion of it

It’s hard to feel patriotic this Fourth. I sat down to write a long and important post about how to contextualize The Fourth of July to my two year old sons in light of an increasingly racist America. But my white woman’s ‘voice’ doesn’t add anything new to the dialog. If anything, it hurts by …

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Blog NICU Staff – A Guide to the Best People on Earth

NICU Staff – A Guide to the Best People on Earth

Holy Shit, NICU staff are amazing. I never met a more dedicated, loving, and hard working group of people as NICU staff. I genuinely believe they see all their patients as their children. They work through heartbreak and celebration in the span of a shift and come back everyday. Security Be nice to the security …

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Blog NICU Part 1: Softest Landing Possible

NICU Part 1: Softest Landing Possible

“We are going to refer you to another specialist” At around 24 Weeks into my pregnancy one of my twins started struggling. They referred us to the University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Fetal Care. We traveled 1.5 hours each way 2-3 times a week for utrasounds and stress tests for weeks. The clinic worked …

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Blog 18 months of Exclusively Pumping for Twins

18 months of Exclusively Pumping for Twins

I nearly Gave Up as Soon as I started I vividly remember the first time I pumped after I left the hospital. I was trying to use my rental hospital-grade pump my insurance company provided. It made me cry, it hurt, it was difficult to set up and use. Pumping was a failure. I only …

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Blog Gear Guide for Road Tripping with Twins

Gear Guide for Road Tripping with Twins

The best that can be said about Road Tripping with Two Year Old Twins is that You Are Road Tripping with 2 Year Old Twins. This is Road Tripping with Twins: Part 2 – I actually bought these things – Part One here. Here is my list of things I already owned or acquired that ACTUALLY made …

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Blog Travel and Road Tripping with Twin 2 year olds pt 1

Travel and Road Tripping with Twin 2 year olds pt 1

How ’bout, no to Travel After a disastrous overnight to visit my grandmother, for a solid year, I refused to travel with my twins more than 2 hrs from home. We are dedicated to our schedule ’cause, duh, twins. And after a scary night of repeated escapes from a travel crib at a friend’s I …

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Blog What is a Box Rivet, Anyway? cardboard life

What is a Box Rivet, Anyway? cardboard life

You’ve heard me talk about Mr. McGroovy’s Box Rivets now a couple times here and on Fort Birthday’s Instagram and Facebook. But what are they anyway? The secret to cardboard box for excellence. Mr. McGroovy’s sent me a box of Box Rivets to help keep Fort Birthday standing as long as possible, AND my instagram …

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