Category Archives: family

1 year ago: BOGO

* One year ago refers to June 1, 2012* One year ago today, I went to my first prenatal visit for my second pregnancy. Although Jim and I tried to coordinate our schedules and go to the appointment together, he … Continue reading

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The Twins: 2 months old

Claire and Edward are two months old today. We’ve got a nice routine these days. The twins eat every three hours during the day, and at night they sleep longer. Our nights are better than they used to be with … Continue reading

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Eight cousins

Tonight at a family Super Bowl party was the first time that all of the immediate Balhoff cousins have been together since the twins were born. The girls were very interested in the twins… especially in Claire. So the girls … Continue reading

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Twin comic caption contest

Caption contest! Ready… set… go:

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Attempting a 5-week portrait

I’ve decided that the timing has to be just right to photograph twins together. Claire, Edward, and I have a pretty packed schedule right now. I’m feeding them separately, administering medicine, pumping, and sterilizing bottles every 3 hours while we’re … Continue reading

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Our twins’ birth

My pregnancy with the twins was relatively uncomplicated. We managed to avoid some high-risk hassles like gestational diabetes, bed rest, preterm labor, etc. I experienced (double?) my share of unpleasant pregnancy symptoms, but the twins were perfectly content and healthy … Continue reading

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2-week-old twin portrait

I have a new appreciation for professional photographers who take adorable photos of twin newborns together. It was trickier than I expected. Before I started, I assumed I could get pics of one twin, pics of the twins together, then … Continue reading

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