Introducing Molly and Clara


Greetings from the other side of some kind of newborn time-warp. When I came up for air this week, we had two three-week olds who are starting to take in the world (which for them is mostly just our apartment) and with whom I am completely in love.


It seems that my arms are virtually always occupied by a baby these days, and when they’re not, I like to do something really frivolous. Like take a shower.

This blog has been neglected, but I sense that we’re finding our way into a new sort of normal.


So after a bit of a delay, I’m thrilled to introduce Molly Margaret and Clara Jane, born April 21 at 2:35pm and 2:36pm, respectively.

April 21 is also my birthday, which means that it will forever be a cake-filled day for our family.



Molly and Clara have, of course, kept us busy these past few weeks. It’s been a blur of diapers and feeding and too-short naps. As much as I can, I’m soaking up these cuddly newborn days when they love being held and make adorable milk-drunk faces and squeak in their sleep.



Even though there is hardly time now to reflect much about these newborn days, I am aware of the significance of this fleeting time when they are so small and so new. It’s been amazing. I wouldn’t trade a single sleep-deprived moment.



    • says

      Yes Lyn!!! Can’t wait to see you guys – we’re finally getting back out and about over here, so let’s get together soon. Miss you two!

  1. Joy Clarke says

    Congratulations! Your girls are so precious. I’ve really been enjoying reading your blog. I’m 40.5 weeks pregnant and your pictures make me more excited than ever to meet my little boy.

    • says

      Thanks so much for your note, Joy!! And congratulations on your little guy – sounds like he will be here any day! It’s been so much fun – you have lots to look forward to. :)


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