Saturday, June 19, 2010

Loki walks! And other May & June photos & videos

We have a fairly long written Loki update almost ready. For now, photos and video. As always, those who get this by email will need to click the headline or this link to view the video.

The big news is that Loki is walking. This began just hours after Mom's mom and step-father (Oma and Opa) arrived. That's the first part of this video. The clips are then: playing with his water bottle while out to eat on a hot day with the Arbuckles, drawing (while a bit fussy), playing with our cat, playing with Dad, and discovering the couch sent by Nana and Papaw.

Loki delivers the couch. "Where do ya want me to put this thing?"

The couch from Nana and Papaw is nice!

Chillin' on the couch. His doll, Ole, next to him is wearing one of Loki's first outfits, which was way too large when he first wore it. But their shirts match!

I am quite impressed with how quickly Loki (and I suppose most babies) learn from observing behaviors such as talking on the phone:

Hair and bunnies:

Loki now rides in the stroller on his knees, resting his arms on the bar and bag in front. Sometimes he sleeps like this.

Let's see... the flute goes with the cheese:

Double tooth brushing:

With the Arbuckles:


Anonymous said...

So glad to see all the videos! He is walking very well. Loved to hear him sa Nana. Miss you all very much....Nana and Papaw

marieke said...

Hij wordt zo groot!! XXX Marieke

Richard en Maaike said...

Jeetje, hij loopt alsof hij al heel lang loopt! Kan niet wachten om jullie weer te zien!!!

Mascha said...

Love his little mischievous trickster smile at the end of the couch video.

I really enjoyed seeing his first steps outdoors, and I have a hard time believing - accepting, too, I guess - that in the very near future I will have to watch all of his milestones and great movements on video only.

But I am happy to see how far he has come and how wonderfully he is developing.

Suzan said...

Wow! He walks! It is so funny to see! This will mean a big change for him.

Much love,

berkeleygal77 said...

Well, I put my flute next to the yogurt, not the cheese - but Loki has always been an individual hasn't he? ;-)

Sahn Lee said...

i love how chubby he is getting. so cute!

About Loki Sky

Loki Sky is a special little man. He was a very early micropreemie, weighing only 610 grams (1 lb, 5 oz) after 24 weeks, 3 days gestation, born to an American Father and a Dutch Mother in Berkeley, California on October 18, 2008.

On January 11, 2009, while still in the hospital NICU, his one kidney stopped working. It was repaired after three surgeries. After spending time in three hospitals in three cities, Loki came home on February 17. He struggled with eating, and then stopped in July, leading to 8 days in the hospital, a failure-to-thrive diagnosis, and a NG feeding tube. On October 10, a minor surgery installed a G feeding tube. Another procedure replaced it with a new one, and then again with a Mic-Key button in Jan. 2010.

In August 2010, he and his parents moved to the Netherlands.

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