Monthly Archives: May 2010
After living in Brookline for 6+years, we finally made our way to Larz Anderson Park (Great park, P.S.). We’re always talking about having a picnic, but we never get around to it, so this time we were determined to make it work. Looks like K enjoyed it, don’t you think? (see below for pics)
Finally posting videos so my sisters don’t yell at me anymore
As K approaches her first birthday, I’m taking time to reflect on life changes and what they mean. In her short little life, K has made a huge impact on mine – from changing the way I think about and approach work to changing the relationship I have with my mother in unexpected but surprisingly positive ways.
This makes me happy. It’s the little things. See the original post here.
Okay, I found this kind of amusing: Catching up on about two weeks’ worth of mail this weekend, and I found no fewer than four identical credit card offers from CapitalOne (I found the fourth after I took this picture). Read the rest of this entry
We all know the drill – we spend so much time going through our daily lives that we often miss the truly remarkable. As a result, there’s something strangely satisfying about a mass of people taking time off to appreciate something that could just as easily be missed because life is going too fast.
Slight delays in things like gross motor development take on a whole new color when you add something like NF to the mix.
Now my kid is phenomenal in any number of ways – she’s super smiley; she’s a great sleeper; and she babbled like nobody’s business – but her gross motor development has always been a little slow. At first, things like rolling over and sitting up, we attributed to the size of her head (trust me, it really is that big ). But at 11 months she still doesn’t really crawl, and her standing is still more leaning than balancing (butt thrust back, head and shoulders thrust forward. Hilarious).
I know she’s still within the range of normal, but when you add in a neurological condition like NF, you do kinda wonder if it’s related and if so when and whether you should consider early intervention.
Then again, the kid was also three weeks early, and her parents aren’t exactly Olympic athletes, so I think I’ll hold off on worrying about this for another couple months. Check back with me in about three months.
You know how everyone always talks about how kids should come with a manual? I couldn’t agree more. I mean, I KNOW that every kid is different so the crazy large guidelines they have are there so that type A parents like myself don’t freak out too easily. And to be honest, I only freak out a little bit (Jamie might disagree) and only about a few select things.
Through the wonders of Facebook and Twitter, a great many of our friends and family know that we have spent a fair amount of time at doctors and in hospitals over the years. For many reasons, not just the one I outline in this blog post, I’m extremely thankful that we live in a city like Boston with such a wealth of medical talent and that we have health insurance. This blog will be a bit longer just to give a little background.