This Friday, Emmett will be one month old, or 34 weeks gestationally. Thankfully, we haven’t had any more surprises since that first day, but this sweet face could get away with anything. Emmett is getting chubbier fast: born at 3 lbs, he is now 4 lbs 14 oz! He’s been maintaining his temperature, so this past […]

It’s all about perspective. 32 weeks seems SO much farther along than 29, but still a long ways from coming home… I don’t want to ginx our NICU experience, but so far, Emmett continues to do well. He has kept up his weight gain, about an ounce (or more) a day, and is nearing 4 lbs. He […]

Milo will proudly tell you he’s a preschooler. Technically he’s not because he’s not three yet, so they are still keeping the 1:5 teacher to kid ratio. Once Milo, the youngest in the class, turns three, then the ratio will go up 1:10 (and good luck to the teachers!). But in all other aspects, they’ve transitioned […]

As many know, Milo’s baby brother arrived early, at 29 weeks and 4 days. It took us awhile (8 days!) to choose a name, so without further ado… Meet Emmett Linh Chaffin Born on August 26, 2014 at 8:13am, 3 lbs, 16 inches long, and 13 inches head circumference. A big surprise in a small […]

Last Friday, my Ong Noi, my paternal grandfather, passed away. He lived to over a 102. Simply amazing. He was my last living grandparent, and though he lived across the world, he always felt close. Partly because Ong Noi loved to travel, and would often visit us when we were kids, or we’d meet him […]

I agree with Olaf: “Summer? Oh, I don’t know why, but I’ve always loved the idea of summer!” Except for the “all things hot.” We’re glad the heat wave in Portland has passed. I’m almost into the sixth month of the pregnancy, which is hard to believe! I’m definitely showing enough for people to feel […]

Five months into the pregnancy and I finally took a belly photo. I feel a lot bigger this time, but comparing to week 21 from last time (front and side view), it’s not as noticeable as I expected. But people are starting to notice the belly which is better than just looking bloated all the time. […]

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