So we finally found a buyer for my Nissan Cube, sold it, and bought the Ford Flex we’ve been eyeballing since the girls arrived. I really liked the Cube, and had expected it to work once we got kids, but two babies in rear-facing car seats take up a lot more room than we had anticipated. One would think that a vehicle with a roomy interior and reasonably comfortable seating for 5 (the...
I should make this a poll or something, since I’m looking for feedback. When we take the girls out in the world, we frequently get people asking, “One boy and one girl?” They ask this regardless of how draped in pink and frills they are. I have a few theories: 1. People think they are hedging their bets by asking this. They are bound to be right about at least one this way. ...
Mom and Dad came for their second visit with the girls. It was a lot of fun! We got the basement room converted to a guest room so they could stay in the house with us, unlike last time when they stayed at a hotel. Before we got the girls I wondered how my parents’ relationship with our kids would be different than with their biological grandkids. My niece and nephew live in the same...
An uncomfortable middle ground
I was remembering today an adoption story we heard during the classes we took to become certified as fost/adopt parents. The agency frequently brought in guest speakers, both parents and kids from the system, to tell their stories and answer questions for us. One dad told a really amazing story about a 5 year old boy that he and his wife fostered and then adopted. It was an...
Dan Savage's "The Kid" becomes a musical (?!) →
I think I’ve already written about a book that helped start me down the road towards adoption: The Kid by Dan Savage. Apparently it has been made into a musical off-Broadway. I can’t say that I’m likely to make it to New York to see it with the twin babies in tow, but I’m glad to see Dan and his book getting some exposure.
The babies are 101 days old today. I weighed them and found that S has doubled her birth weight as of today. S has gone from 6.5 pounds to 13 pounds. V has gone from 7.5 pounds to 14 pounds, gaining the same 6.5 pounds that her sister has, but since she started out bigger, she’s not quite doubled her weight yet.