Monday, September 6, 2010

August photos: From California to the Netherlands

We were quite busy in August. We moved to the Netherlands. We'll have a health / development / etc. write up later, and maybe a video. For now, photos.

At the Dutch consulate in San Francisco, becoming officially Dutch:


Misty, Nicole, Allison, and Peggy from the Alta Bates NICU took Mom out for a great lunch, as a goodbye gift for her volunteer work:

While there, they unexpectedly ran into two of Loki's doctors from the AB NICU, Dr. Dudell (L), and Dr. Uzowicz (R) as well as the latter's niece. They offered to take Loki on a walk so Mom could have an easy lunch:

Loki tried chocolate there:

Before we left, Loki visited friends. OT Heather:

His favorite sitter, Bo:


Eric and Oscar:


Dr. Abbott, his pediatrician:

Professor Bear, a gift from my advisor for my Master's research:

And of course Margaret. Mom and Loki stayed at her place for a couple days while I wrapped things up. They went to the Discovery Museum in Sausalito, Marin County:

Loki had lots of fun there:

Goodbye Golden Gate Bridge:

Off to the Netherlands! At his (soon to be) new house:

In the back garden of Oma Heleen and Opa Frits, where we are staying for a couple weeks:


Dinner just down the road at Tante Marieke's, Mom's sister:

Loki was not so sure about chocolate ice cream:

Taking a break from painting and cleaning the new place:

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.

Read about his first name.
Read & hear about his middle name.
See photos.
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