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:


Suzan said...

I can't believe you are so close! Welkom in Nederland Loki! Ik heb nog een mooie spiegel en een krukje van je. Laat me maar weten wanneer ik ze langs zal brengen. Liefs, Suzan en een kusje van Phileine, die heel veel zin heeft om Loki te ontmoeten.

Nana said...

Great new pictures!!! So happy he is adjusting to his new life so smoothly. Hope you get into your new house soon. Miss you all very much!

Richard en Maaike said...

Nice to see dr Abbot again, he is such a nice doctor. Loki looks very Dutch already at the first picture ;)
I will send you the pictures of Flo and Loki walking hand in hand tomorrow!

Thea said...

Hoi Lijn,
Wat ziet het er allemaal goed uit en wat zal je moeder blij zijn dat je zo in de buurt komt wonen. Ze was er vol van. Heb een goede tijd en het goede voor Loki. Wanneer ik weer eens bij "oma Heleen" ben kom ik zeker langs. Thea

Greet said...

Hoi, wat fijn dat jullie in Nederland zijn, kan ik Loki een keer echt zien , ik verheug me erop, als jullie wat gewend zijn en op orde hoor ik graag
wanneer ik mag komen.
lieve groet van Greet

Eric Rubin said...

i made the blog! miss you guys :(

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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