Saturday, May 23, 2009

Nonlinear Update

Somewhat belatedly, but happily, I announce that Mira Rae and Ian Calder were born on Friday, May 22.


The short version: Mira showed up shortly after 10am, weighing in at 6.25 pounds. Her brother came out about 40 minutes later, bigger (6.5 pounds) and a bit floppier.  Both babies nursed quickly and were soon enough snuggling with us and cracking jokes. (Ok, maybe nix that last part, but we figure that just as soon as they get the hang of speaking we’ll be hearing some really funny stuff.)

I am working on the long version, but since the above is what people really want to know (heck, even Jiro is texting me to say he’s disappointed that I haven’t posted about this yet) I thought I’d contain my tendency to ramble and share that the babies are here!

41 comments:

  1. Mazel Tov Nonlinears. They are beautiful. THinking of you in the nursing (can only imagine).

    And forget Jiro. You should have your feet up. If ever there was a moment for the Nonlinear Papa to speak up I woulda....

    xoxoox from us

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  2. Gasp! They are perfect. Absolutely gorgeous.

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  3. GORGEOUS!! congratulations :)

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  4. Congratulations! Amazing weights and beautiful names!

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  5. I am soooo excited for you! Congratulations!! What great weights and they look so healthy! It also sounds like you were able to avoid a c-section. I'm so glad that our pregnancies did not mimic each other towards the end. I look forward to hearing your birth story.

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  6. Way to go, Mom! They are so beautiful. And handsome. Perfect!

    Now, please, get some rest . . .

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  7. THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL!

    Congratulations.

    Good work!

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  8. Beautiful little epsilons, those two.

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  9. You did good Nora, ya did good!
    I still wanna know how you were carrying that much baby in that tiny little body of yours?

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  10. OK - so I have been stalking your blog a little bit (why yes, I do have a life) to find out if there were two new babies in the world.
    They are spectacular! Breathtaking! Seriously, my ovaries are itching a little just looking at them and I really already have more kids than I can handle.
    Congratulations to you and Chris and Ada. Well done.

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  11. oh!!!!! oh!!!!!! oh!!!!!!!

    amazing!!! can't wait for the long version.

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  12. i think this can hardly considered belated, given what you have been doing! i love this photo. they are beautiful and the heads together is so sweet. i am so excited to meet them! which one is which? left is ian?

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  13. Many congratulations again, they are the cutest, and lovely names as well.

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  14. They're gorgeous! I'm so jealous! Makes me feel quite broody.

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  15. congrats on what sounds like a wonderful, operating room-free birth! they are beautiful, and so big! can't wait to hear the whole tale.

    abby

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  16. They look so content with each other! May that last as long as possible! Best to the "La Familia Pentagon"!

    michael & susie

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  17. Congratulations! They are beautiful!

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  18. Congratulations!! They are so beautiful. I can't wait to read the long version.

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  19. They're gorgeous! And huge! And I love their names. Thrilled for you all.

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  20. Congratulations Chris and Nora - they are just beautiful! So happy that they are healthy. Nora, I am a friend of Traci's and have been following your wonderful blog. Enjoy your new little family - hope you get some rest. Take Care.

    Laurie

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  21. Congratulations! hope the pit was better for you than it was for me.

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  22. Welcome Mira and Ian! Suddenly this long voyage seems to have passed in just the blink of an eye.

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  23. Just found your happy news via Slouching Mom...many, many congrats and all good wishes!

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  24. Congratulations! What an adorable picture!

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  25. Congrats to you and your family!! I am SO very happy for you!

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  26. Congratulations! They're gorgeous. Hope all went well.

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  27. Yay! Mazel tov! They're beautiful!

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  28. What a couple of sweethearts.

    Huge congratulations to you. Hope your feet look as good as you remember :)

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  29. Yay babies! Glad to know everyone is well. Sending restful thoughts your way.

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  30. Nom nom nom. Congratulations.

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  31. Hooray! Congratulations... you'll have to tell us what rookie twin fun you tackle all year long.

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  32. Beautiful! Congratulations.

    I am currently writing your shower gift. I'll let you know when it's done--not that you'll have any time to read it whatsoever. Twins. Oy. I'm exhausted just thinking about you.

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  33. Hokey dokey, it's up.

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  34. Congratulations!!! They are beautiful and I'm so glad you are all well!!!

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  35. look at them! they are perfect...there are no words for how happy I am for you...xo t

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  36. soooo lovely! we are thrilled for you! congrats to everyone in the l-h household!
    and even more impressive--that you're still posting!

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