Can you read a Story

Hi Everyone,

The 9th of December marks week 32 of Abba’s pregnancy. We’re so close to go-live. I’ve got the final installs of the car seats to go (Evan), and we’re organising the rest of the details.

In the mean time, today I’m going to be emailing friends and family to ask if they want to go on the mailing list and also to record their stories.

As a way for us to share friends and family with the boys, we’re asking that everyone who can spend some time to record themselves reading a story. It can be a traditional or modern story, so long as you say who you are and why you think they should hear the story that is really going to help.

Week 31 Update and Request

This week marks the 31st in our journey. Abba is getting really big and finding harder to move around.

She’s starting to finish up work and we’ll be updating NurseAbba.com with details to reflect her new position as a mum.

In other news, I’ve started a podcast for us to record the life changing events of having twins which you can listen to / subscribe to at https://anchor.fm/robert-goddard/episodes/Life-with-Twins-e98ooc

Next we have a request!

We’ve got a lot of friends and family overseas and one of the biggest things that we have to ask

  • Optional: Subscribe to our Newsletter(s)

  • Optional: Subscribe to our Podcast
  • Record yourself reading a story and send it to us (more on this later)

3 Month Request

Dear family and friends,

We are excitedly getting closer to our twins’ births with less than 3 months to go!

We wanted to take this opportunity to let everyone know that we will not be allowing anyone who hasn’t had their pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccine in the last 5 years to meet our twin babies until they are 3 months old. We also request that you please don’t visit us if you are sick or feeling unwell, have a cold sore, cough, phlegm, runny nose or nasal congestion, or have anything that might harm our twins.

The whooping cough booster vaccine, which our babies will be getting at 6 weeks of age, takes up to 2 weeks to settle into the body and we want to give bubba the best chance at building immunity. This also means that anyone visiting will need to have had their booster vaccination at least 2 weeks before visiting.

This is something that is very important to both of us as whooping cough can be deadly to infants and is often spread by adults who do not know they are carrying the virus. Adults and older children don’t always present with severe symptoms and can even appear to be completely healthy and symptomless.

We completely understand and won’t be upset if you choose not to get the vaccine and look forward to seeing you after our twins are already 3 months old.

We would appreciate it if visitors would sanitise themselves before they get close to our twins. If you’re a smoker or you and your clothes have been exposed to smoke, then please wash up and come with clean, smoke-free clothing and shoes.

Please don’t kiss our twins as we want them to build their immune systems first. We would let you know when it’s fine to get close or even snuggle them if you’re inclined to do so.

We kindly request that you ask before you visit us as we would not appreciate it if you turn up unannounced and if you also bring an unwanted guest(s). Evan and I waited for a long time to hold our miracle twins and would like to spend some uninterrupted, intimate family time with them.

We ask you to respect our privacy and allow us the joy of announcing our twins’ arrivals. We thank you for not mentioning when I’m in hospital or notifying anyone (even on social media) that our twins have arrived until Evan and I have done so ourselves.

Love,

Abba and Evan