Monthly Archives: August 2007

Laser Photocoagulation Video

Here’s the video of Ella and Emma, better known as Dr. Martin Walker performs Laser Photocoagulation of Communicating Vessels upon Ellen’s womb. It is embedded as YouTube video below, if you can’t see the video follow the other links at

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Another hurdle successfully leaped

Ellen and I stayed at the hospital last night. We are exhausted, both physically and mentally. We both had pretty erratic sleep since we were both worried about our Ella and Emma. We went in for the ultrasound at 8am,

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Overnight recovery

Well, its not the Bellagio, but its still better than most hotels I’ve stayed at. Ellen’s room is HUGE. It has a full bathroom (with shower), Wi-Fi, refrigerator, DVD player, full library of DVD’s, reclining chair, and baby table with

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Out of the OR, things look good!

I just left the OR. Dr. Walker is a rock star. He did a really amazing job with Ellen, Emma and Ella. I’m currently in the waiting room talking to Ellen’s mom, Joan. The procedure was fascinating. Dr. Walker went

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TTTS Stage 2

Ellen and her mom visited the doctor today for an ultrasound checkup. Dr. Peter Wall along with Dr. Martin Walker (the well regarded expert on TTTS) reviewed the ultrasounds and determined that Ellen has slipped into TTTS stage 2. I

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Girls Night Out (well, in for me)

A few of my friends arranged a “girls night out” here at the Vortex for me tonight. It turned out to be an awesome idea: we chatted, snacked, painted a few nails. I completely forgot I was on bedrest (and

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Ellen’s other must have book

Apparently, this book describes exactly what Ellen is going thru.   If you haven’t figured it out already, Ellen is a big fan of Dr. Seuss.  

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Cross posting status from Facebook and Dodgeball to Twitter

With all that’s been happening, I sometimes need a good hour or two of geeking out to help calm the nerves. Recently, I’ve been ranting about how I have to cross post my status to all the different web services

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17 Weeks

The babies reached a milestone today, theyĆ­ve made it once week since we found out we were at risk.  Happy 17 weeks Emma and Ella, keep it up, our first milestone is 24 weeks (7 more weeks to go)

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Happy Hour is really happy!

Peaboy hosted happy hour at our house last night and it was a lot of fun. We were able to set up an area outside so that Ellen could enjoy the weather. You can find some pix up here on

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