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November 27th, 2012

First thoughts on having momo twins

I’m sitting in the Randall Children’s hospital. My identical twin daughters we born about 26 hours ago via c-section surgery after a 32 week pregnancy. They are momo twins. (1 placenta, 1 sac – basically doing backstroke around each other in the uterus)

My first few observations and feelings.

– They are small. Like baby doll small.
– They are fragile and red – vulnerable little buggers
– When I look at them, I can’t believe I had a small role in making them about 32 or so weeks ago.
– Feeling supported by family, friends and acquaintances…lots of folks helping and sending good vibes to us.
– Feeling happy they are out and alive (versus being inside which has inherent risks of being in 1 sac)
– Feeling unsure about their future…they are on breathing support and premature. I’m hoping the decisions we made, work out good for their long-term health.
– Feeling emotional when I look at them. They are small and precious. (3.5 lbs and 4 lbs.)
– Can’t wait to travel with them. Today’s BootsnAll article is Girl’s guide to Indie – perfect for them!

November 11th, 2012

Challenges of being a Single Dad

I love challenges and am in the middle of a huge one right now. For at least a month, I get to experience what it is like to be a Single Father. (my wife is living at the hospital for a month to monitor our identical twin girls that are coming)

Overall, I am injoying the challenge.

The adjustment period for the first week was difficult.

I am more open to people’s offer to “help”. Even when it’s something little. (can I take out your garbage?)

I spend a lot more time with Kai. This is fun. I am learning from him. I am tired at the end of the day.

I feel lucky to have a wife that takes a monumental challenge.

My work time is not flexible. When I work, I am more focused on “what matters”.

There are joys of being a single parent, but I would say it is not the preferred method for raising a child.

August 13th, 2012

Summertime with Son

One of our families core values is “Love Learning” – much like BootsnAll.

Brandy is off for 5 days this week to take a course on Montessori teaching. So it is my opportunity to be the lone parent for Kai. I’m excited and injoying the time with him so far. Below is a shot of him and I near Kite Beach, Hood River

July 1st, 2004

Harvesting Organic Leeks in Lititz, PA


July 1st, 2004

Organic Farm Machinery

Not sure what it is…but it looks kewl.

June 29th, 2004

Ken Keener fills the Chicken Feed Bin


June 27th, 2004

Harold Keener: My Great Uncle and Potato Farmer


June 26th, 2004

Great Grandpa Keener: Age 16 in 1908


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