May - 28 - 2013

This is the contribution I sent for Nan’s memorial service (that I could not attend). It goes without saying that I wish that I could be there to share in the celebration of our Nan’s long life. I am happy that she got to meet my wife Melody in person, and it gives me great  [ Read More ]

20110923-AinsleyIslaPhotoShoot-115November - 17 - 2011

56. That’s how many days since my last blog post. It’s probably also the number of hours Melody has slept since Ainsley and Isla arrived. I really intended on blogging at least once a day, even if it was just a short sentence or summary about what happened…but that was not to be. I am  [ Read More ]

20110922 – Ainsley and Isla TogetherSeptember - 22 - 2011

today was a blur. babies woke up. babies ate. babies slept. babies pooped. babies did all these things, not necessarily in that order.

20110921-IslaSeptember - 21 - 2011

Since Ainsley and Isla were born, we’ve been on a new schedule. Every 3 hours, we feed them, then burp them, then get them back to sleep, and Melody pumps. By the time that all finishes, we have, on average, about 45 minutes to sleep before the next rotation begins. If we’re lucky, we get  [ Read More ]

20110920 – Ainsley and Isla at hospital for billirubin check upSeptember - 20 - 2011

Today we had to take both babies back to the hospital for blood tests, to make sure they were moving in the right direction (away from jaundice). Both Ainsley and Isla did really well…not crying really at all, except when they got the blood test (in the heel of their foot). This afternoon, we got  [ Read More ]

20110919 – Ainsley and Isla in car seatsSeptember - 19 - 2011

  So, we’re hoping that today is the day we get to go home. They took both the babies for the car seat test this morning, around 6am or so. Basically they need to put them in the car seats for an hour, hooked up to a bunch of monitors for blood pressure, and other  [ Read More ]

20110918 – AinsleySeptember - 18 - 2011

I have now officially joined the ranks of people who will say that “you don’t know what tired is, until you have birthed and looked after twins.” And that’s after 2 days….yeah…i’m serious. I’m seriously tired. The twins had a rough night last night, and so today I switched placed with Melody’s mom. I hit  [ Read More ]

20110917 – Breakfast at the hospitalSeptember - 17 - 2011

today went by in a blur. Not sure really what happened. I know we have babies now… and they require a lot of energy. Who knew! This is the only picture I took all day: It was of the breakfast tray they brought for Melody. She didn’t like it all that much, so i devoured  [ Read More ]

20110916 – Melody’s gift for giving me 2 babiesSeptember - 16 - 2011

We have two new additions to the family…Ainsley Krause Young, and Isla Cameron Young. Ainsley and Isla are just names we really liked (and we don’t know anyone personally with those names)….but Krause is my maternal grandmother’s maiden name, and Cameron is Melody’s maternal grandmother’s maiden name. So…amongst other things, we can now release the  [ Read More ]

20110915 – room number 3 at wake medSeptember - 15 - 2011

Well, after close to 3 years of “trying” my cell phone rang today at around lunch time…and Melody said that the Doctors told her it was go time. She had to be admitted to the hospital for observation for pre-eclampsia (Pre-eclampsia is a medical condition in which hypertension arises in pregnancy (pregnancy-induced hypertension) in association with significant amounts of protein in the urine.)  [ Read More ]

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