Posts made in December, 2009

This week I’m… speaking baby talk (plus video update)

Posted on Dec 28, 2009 | 9 comments

This week we are communicating to May via echoes. She loves a big moan with my husband. She lies on his chest and moans, and he moans in return, and this can last for a half-hour at a time. Never is it is clearer that they are related. I’ve been trying it as well, with some good results. I’m imitating all different sounds she is making. She gives me a little, delighted smile after she hears the same noise she just made. At the advice of the SALT, we are feeding her textured food (rather than all pureed) and placing it in the back of her mouth. This encourages her to chew and also...

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Santa’s new elf asleep on the job!

Posted on Dec 27, 2009 | 0 comments

December 2010, a week before this post was published A bit of post-xmas cheer for you...

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Forget your troubles. Come on get happy.

Posted on Dec 24, 2009 | 4 comments

Wales. That’s what I needed. I needed my mother-in-law to fix me endless cups of tea. Cups of tea I actually finish, because when the tea arrives I hand the baby off to her and say, something divine like, “I think I’m going to go take a bath.” “Dim problem!” chirps my mother-in-law in response. You know what else I needed? Homemade potato and leek soup, piping hot, covered with shredded cheddar cheese. The kind made in advance, in honor of our arrival, in a massive pot that lasts the first three days of our trip. Lunch – any time. Twice in a row if...

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This week I’m… going places.

Posted on Dec 21, 2009 | 3 comments

This week I’m… going places.

This week, in between medical apppointments, we squeezed in all kinds of new experiences. May giggled to Last Choir Standing finalists ACM gospel choir who were entertaining folks at the hospital. (She says, “Yes!”) She paid a visit to Borough Market a haven of blue cheese and free samples. Yum. (May says, “No!”). She also attended her good friend Anna’s 1st birthday party. (May says, “Yes!) Finally, May visited the Tate Modern art gallery. It is an ex-power plant; cavernous rooms a stroller can easily negotiate and high ceilings that swallow up baby...

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Endless Appointments

Posted on Dec 19, 2009 | 2 comments

Every week in January, May already has two or three appointments booked. This includes a new brain scan to test her sight. We have to do the whole thing over again. No word on why. Also, this week, in addition to appointments Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, we received a call on Thursday to see a big-wig pediatric metabolic specialist on Friday. That’s right. They called on Thursday and asked us to come in on Friday. The Boss has been trying to get us an appointment for two months. Though he is now less convinced that May has a metabolic problem, he still wants this doctor to examine...

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