Author Archives: mollywahlquist

The Twins’ Birth Story

My last belly picture at 34 weeks Went to a regular prenatal check-up with my OB 5 days later, and she recommended going to the hospital to get a steroid shot. I was 3cm dilated and experiencing a few signs that the babies were going to come soon, so she wanted me to be on […]

Letter to Arden at 4 1/2 years.

Arden,  Lately, I have found myself often thinking: I am so proud of you. I think it when I hear you say a new word, or ask me an intricate question, or answer my questions appropriately. A personal favorite of mine is the other day when I asked you what your favorite color is. You […]

Clara + Ruby: 1 month update

Here we are, THREE MONTHS IN with the twin babies. As with every phase of motherhood, it has gone by so fast, yet we feel like we’ve had them forever. I never thought I would say this, but the pregnancy — with all its discomfort, sickness, and pain — is a distant memory. Funny how […]

For Remembering 

Truth be told, I have a draft of the twins’ birth story ready to go once I add pictures (which has sat in the drafts folder for weeks) and two and a half month’s worth of baby updates to write and post. At this point, I’m going to have to do a big update when […]


One of the main words that comes to mind when I think about these girls is surprise. From the beginning, surprise; from the first ultrasound, surprise; from the ultrasound that revealed their gender, surprise; from their early delivery, surprise. I wasn’t fully expecting to get pregnant when I did, or for the one baby to […]

11 Days 

Well, a lot has happened since I last posted! The twinnies are HERE, now 11 days old. And they are lovely.  The whirlwind began April 19 after a routine prenatal checkup. Clara Louise and Ruby Joy came by c section Thursday, April 20 at 3:36pm. Both weighed 5lbs 10oz, in true identical twin style.  There […]

34 Week Update

34 weeks, 1 day with the twins  Well, here we are. The part where I’m a little done with feeling like a spectacle everywhere I go. I’m a pro now at avoiding eye contact and, when that doesn’t work, answering all the questions with as much patience and enthusiasm as I can muster. May 4…yes, these […]