Saturday, February 5, 2011

January photos: Trapezoids and reflections

We are often impressed by Loki's development. I suspect that most parents are proud (even of the common things) like us. In the last couple days, two things impressed us. Mom and Loki were doing a shape puzzle. Loki said "oval" as he did that shape, and then "vierkant" or "square" as he did that one, etc. And then he says "trapezoid" as he does that one!(That is "trapezium" in NL.) I think we last said that word while doing the same puzzle several months ago.

Of course, lamps are Loki's favorites. Just this week, he learned that the lamps outside are often reflections. So now he can point at a window and say "flection lamp!" and trace it back to its source.

Yesterday was the second anniversary of Loki's due date. I looked back on the blog, and was reminded that on his due date, he was transported from Oakland Children's Hospital to UCSF, and then the next day (two years ago today) he underwent his most intense surgery, the one which repaired his kidney. That seems so long ago.

We don't have many photos from January. However, I cleared Mom's phone and got a few older ones. In November, we walked with the neighbor girls who love Loki:

Then it snowed in late November. Loki slept in a bundle as Mom walked with him down the big hill:

Sinterklaas is the Dutch version of Santa, and is celebrated December 5. Here, Loki helps Opi Frits with his card:

Then Loki was in the hospital. Here, he seems confident, like he has done this all before:

But then he got a high fever:

With the kids of Kyra and Erwin:

Loki took his first trip to the big city, Amsterdam. This is right by where Mom went to grad school:

There, we stayed with Mom's step-sister. Loki watched some cartoons with his cousins:

With Opa Ruud, while Tante Marieke gives a shot:

Smiling on stairs:

Time to look for mushrooms?

We make food once per week:

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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