Author Archive for Mrs. Blue

Hopes for “Normal”

In my mind, I clearly remember the first time I noticed the bright pink sign on the door to my room in the post-partum wing. The night before, Elliot & Finn arrived in the world and were swept away to the NICU. I had been down to see them after we got the clear from [...]

Protein for Baby Wannabe Vegetarians

The Baby Dudes are pretending to be vegetarians. At least I think they’re pretending. I suspect as they get older they’ll increase the amount of meat they eat, but in the meantime, we’ve had to get more creative in our sources of protein and iron.  This problem was amplified by Elliot’s allergy to chickpeas and [...]

Twin Pregnancy v. Single Pregnancy: First Trimester

To sum up my twin pregnancy, I’ll say this:  I had a relatively complication-free twin pregnancy, and I would still choose to relive the days with newborn twins over living through another twin pregnancy any day of the week. During my first pregnancy, I struggled. A lot. In almost every way. In fact, I was [...]


A Little Gift from Heaven

To really tell this baby’s story, I have to go a way, way back. From the time I was about 10 years old, my Granddad Leroy has always been my favorite person and had more influence on my life than any other human being, other than my parents. If I were to try to describe [...]

The “Emotional” Phase

The Toddler Dudes turned one on March 11.  Approximately 2 weeks later, we had not babies, but TODDLERS.  I don’t mean that they started walking; they’ve been doing that since 10 1/2 months, which was kind of horrifying fantastic because parents of twins always hope for early walkers.  :-/  But moving on, when I say [...]

First-Time Twin Moms: Living in No Man’s Land

When your “first baby” is actually two or more babies, I have a theory that you are instantly transported to a no-man’s land where only other moms who had multiples first will ever live.  Let me take you on a little tour of the land of First-Time Twin Parents. You get that positive pregnancy test [...]

When it’s not “9 months on, 9 months off”

I remember hearing people tell new moms not to worry about their post-partum weight right away. “Nine months on, nine months off,” they said.  Well, what about when it’s NOT 9 months off?  I honestly always thought that if you were careful about your weight gain during pregnancy, that it wouldn’t be too hard to [...]

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