Why I’ve Been on Hiatus

If you’re wondering what’s become of me lately (OK, humor me that you actually noticed!), it’s because of these two little darlin’s – Lillian Emma and Blair Isabelle – who were born on April 1 at 9:02 and 9:07 p.m., respectively. They came into our lives following a difficult pregnancy and labor for Dana, who declined pain medication until her 17th hour of hard labor. All came out well, though. The twins are beautiful and healthy. At five pounds each, they could stand to put on a little weight, but with my genetic code, that shouldn’t be a problem.

And yes, the hospital really did put masking tape labels on their little knit caps to tell them apart.

Here’s an assortment of images from the night of their birth and the couple of days thereafter.

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Lillian Emma (l.) and Blair Isabelle Gillin

12 thoughts on “Why I’ve Been on Hiatus

  1. They are absolutely adorable, Paul! I am so happy for you and for Dana – many, many congratulations!! Hope you’re enjoying every moment – even all of the sleepless nights! 😉

  2. Thanks, Pat, Abby and Joe. I’m actually sleeping OK right now. It’s my wife who has to be up feeding them every few hours. I try to help out by watching them during the day while Dana catches naps.

  3. Dana & Paul — Congratulations to the ‘new’ parents and your lovely & lucky twin daughters! Enjoy every moment — even the sleepless ones! Love & hugs to all!
    xo c

  4. So great to hear from you, Cindy! When things are a little less crazy, we should get together so we can show the girls off to you.

  5. Paul – congratulations! You must feel very lucky – they are beautiful and so precious!

  6. Paul – Congratulations. They are so precious. We have something else in common I am a new dad too. Isn’t it great to be a father!! Are you getting any sleep? (lol)

  7. Paul:
    As your follower, friend, and now fellow father of twins: Let me congratulate you on the arrival of your new board of directors!
    If you have half the joy that I’ve experienced as father to my now-16-year-old duo, you’re in for a lifetime of fun and fulfillment.
    Two unsolicited pieces of advice: 1) Be “present” in as many of their moments as possible, & 2) Sleep whenever you can. 🙂

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