Friday, April 29, 2011

Interna

I am flying to Toronto on the weekend and will be visiting Perimeter Institute the coming two weeks. Since Superdaddy will be terribly busy and need all four hands for cleaning baby butts, and I'll be jetlagged and otherwise try to figure out what to write in the visit report, you're facing a slow time on this blog. When I'm back, Stefan, the babies, and I will pack our bags for we are spending 6 weeks in Stockholm so I can go back to work, at least temporarily.

Lara and Gloria are now exactly four months old. They are holding their heads well and grab everything that comes sufficiently close to their nose. They are also both trying to roll over, but haven't really managed yet. Lara is still the talker and Gloria is ceaseless in her daily workout. It seems that whenever I look at her, she's frantically waving her arms and kicking her legs. We've made some first attempts at spoonfeeding and were reminded that beta carotene is not water soluble.


The babies' paperwork is adding up. They're now registered also with the Swedish tax offices and have their own person-numbers. It turns out I'll have to apply for their residency in Sweden, so more forms waiting to be filled out. For the flight to Sweden, the girls got their own passport for which we had to get biometric photos. Even the babies manage to look like criminals on these photos.

7 comments:

Phil Warnell said...
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Phil Warnell said...

Hi Bee,

So now that we find our researcher is again in motion, I do hope you’re travelling to be less eventful than it has been in more recent times. It's also rumoured those at Perimeter have put on full alert that their rouge Bumblebee is returning to the hive:-) Your two lovely girls now present being distinctly different and as the photos reveal not just in their appearance yet also in personality. I then can imagine Stefan will certainly have his hands full while you are away and wish superdad all the best

“The men of experiment are like the ant, they only collect and use; the reasoners resemble spiders, who make cobwebs out of their own substance. But the bee takes the middle course, it gathers its material from the flowers of the garden and field, but transforms and digests it by a power of its own.”

-Francis Bacon

Best,

Phil

Uncle Al said...

Keep them out of Homeland Severity irradiation chambers. Two centimeter depth radiation dose for the high intensity soft x-ray beam is immense. Official Truth calculates dose for whole body volume absorption.

You have a nascent Dr. Evil on the right. Good...

Steven Colyer said...

"For the flight to Sweden, the girls got their own passport for which we had to get biometric photos. Even the babies manage to look like criminals on these photos."

LOL ... the baby on the left, Lara, is heavier than the baby on the right, Gloria, yes? You would think it was the opposite. Lara must simply have greater density.

Stefan = SuperDaddy? Dammit Bee, you just revealed his secret identity! Well, at least it's good to know we have a bonafied Superhero in our midst. And where does he get the extra pair of hands? Well, life is full of mysteries, one supposes. Have a nice flight!

Plato said...

I am glad to see that you are busy again....sorry for Stefan....because I know what it takes to take for the responsibility of the twins. There is no job greater then to do this what ever gender takes on this role.

So back to the business. I hope you can continue to add your perspective as you move forward in your science.

Best,

Eric said...

I would concur that Gloria has a bit of a sinister expression in the photo. I'm sure you will all have a good laugh at it when everyone is older and that it isn't a lasting character attribute showing through. Her picture somehow reminds me of an early James Bond villain. Oddjob comes to mind.

Don Foster said...

Nope, I don’t see criminals, though I cannot help but read into the little girls’ faces the regard of some long-lived beings assessing with bemusement the strange complexity of their present circumstance. Regards all round.