Lullaby

I’m rocking Mina to sleep, and can hear Linus singing himself a lullaby on the other side of the wall. It’s kind of like a little rap, actually: Mama, cha-cha, ba-ba! Em! Em! Em! Whee-whee! Whee-whee! I’ll translate: Mommy, daddy,…

March 20 - April 20

March 20 – April 20

A whole month gone again?! As I look through these photos, I’m amazed by the transformation that you can see in just one month. You’ll see what I mean! I may have mentioned Yen’s morning routine, which involves putting Mina…

Good Morning!

Good Morning!

I leave the house very early in the morning. If I leave before 6:00, my commute is 25 minutes. If I leave by 6:30, it’s 35 minutes. By 6:45 it’s 45 minutes, and any time after 6:45 it’s anywhere from…

Mina Laughs

Our little lady started laughing this week. Yen hadn’t heard it, and I hadn’t managed to get it on video. And then we got this surprise in the middle of dinner.

Nap Time

Nap Time

We’ve been lamenting the lack of any photo of all four of us. Ever a man of action, Yen decided to take a group selfie before today’s nap. Maybe it’s not the most perfect picture ever, but it’s us!

March 21, 2016

March 21, 2016

Time is slipping away from us: it’s just a little over two weeks until I have to go back to work. Let’s not think about that right now. Instead, let us consider the owl. Linus sure loves his! Yen bought…

Linus Entertains Mina

Linus isn’t exactly Mina’s biggest fan, but occasionally he can be very sweet with her – or at least tolerant (which is all I really ask). Here’s one of those moments.

March 11, 2016

Little Mina is two months old now! I can’t believe how quickly the time passes. It feels like just yesterday that a nurse set her on my chest just as she was born, and I marveled at how very solid…

February 29, 2016

February 29, 2016

Two weeks since the last big batch of photos. It seems longer! And as I look through these, Mina seems to have changed so much, and I can see little things that Linus was doing that he’s since stopped doing….

Busy!

Busy!

Just wanted to apologize for the lack of updates. We are so busy with these kids! What makes it harder is that Mina won’t allow Yen to hold her lately, so we have basically divided the duties up with one…

February 5, 2016

February 5, 2016

I know an update is long overdue, but we really have our hands full! You’ll see… Tan and Susie warned us that with two kids in the house, we would end up with each of us focusing almost exclusively on…

So Happy

So Happy

Yen is finishing up processing the photos from the last two weeks, and then it will take me a couple of days to make time to write the post. But he gave me this sneak preview, and I must say…

Mina's First Week at Home

Mina’s First Week at Home

We’ve been working the last few weeks to prepare Linus for Mina’s arrival. It was all very abstract to him, of course, but we think he understood on some level. When I went to the hospital, he was very upset:…

Everyone, meet Mina!

Everyone, meet Mina!

I went to see my midwife for a regular visit the week before my due date (which was January 7). She sprung a surprise on me: we needed to set a date to induce the baby if she was going…