I started this blog in 2010 when my new born twins were a few months old. It was my way of connecting with other mothers, of learning from them, of sharing my own stories, thereby having a creative outlet. It was also a way for me to journal some stories for the kids to read … Continue reading Do I Write About Them or Not? Twins, Tweens, Teens…
In the United States, 1 in 9 babies is born prematurely, 1 in 10 in Canada. Worldwide, over 15 million babies are born too soon each year. While not all multiples are born prematurely, a multiple birth increases the probability of an early delivery. Babies born prematurely, before 37 weeks gestation, are at a higher … Continue reading November is Prematurity Awareness Month
Leila's interpretation: Mama is carrying Rahul and I am jealous. Papa is next to me and there is a heart in the middle. (Did you see I drew a heart!?) Roman is a baby, and Mina is also a baby.
After a few hours playing, grocery shopping, and eating at the Tesco Lotus on a holiday morning,we walked out into the afternoon heat - Rahul in the trolley, Leila upset because she had to walk; both, more than ready to get into their air conditioned car-seats and nap. I can't remember if it's a flat … Continue reading Flat Thai Tyre
Leila just waking up: Mama. In my dream I had up slippers (high heels). And they were lighting up every time I walk. How time till I can have real up slippers? Waaaa Waaaaa, I want up slippers. Me: Well, don't you complain about your neck hurting, and your legs hurting? She nods. Me: High … Continue reading Dreams
In July last year, Maher bought me an iPhone for our anniversary. My frist ever Smartphone. Of course, I didn't even open it for a few months. Now I'm hooked. And then my brother introduced me to WhatsApp while complaining about how people don't just pick up the phone and call for a few minutes. … Continue reading For Just Being There
There is much stress and trauma with having a needle injected into a little arm. The nurse in the emergency room here did it well though, there weren't the usual repeat tries either because of their squirming, fighting, little veins, or just mistakes. Soon after L and R were born they had IV lines stuck … Continue reading Playing at the Bangkok Samui Hospital
The emergency room doctor last night wanted to rule out appendicitis - seriously there are some crazy twin stories out there, this one would have been too much for me. Not sure if we can get out today, the paediatrician can't pinpoint the issue, and it was quite the painful bacterial, gastro issue. Leila and … Continue reading Today at the Bangkok Samui