Thursday, January 9, 2014

Blog changes

Now that Loki is five, we feel that it is time that he gets some privacy. For this and other reasons, future photos and videos (if I ever get around to editing videos!) will not be posted to the blog. Instead, I will (1) post them to Facebook, with Mom also tagged, and (2) email a link to the photos or videos to everyone subscribed to this blog by email. Thus, if you want to get the photos and videos but aren't in (1) and (2) then "subscribe via email" in the box at the right.

Photos Fall 2013

Group shot 1: 

Group shot 2, the selfie:

Loki celebrated his 5th birthday. Our neighbor / friend made him a special Gruffalo cake:

Hapy birthday from Nana:

We hosted a birthday party for his schoolmates, and Loki's sitter Marion helped:

Birthday at school:

Lately, Loki is very keen on feminine things, and wanted a Snow White dress for his birthday:

Group shot 3:


A special gift, a book illustrated by a friend which also included a portrait of Loki:

At the school Christmas performance, Loki was an angel:

Christmas with cousins:

New year's visits:

New year's eve beauty salon.

With Omi:

Dress up:

Loki's page in his classroom:

The end of an era: the last (frozen) homemade tube feeding. We used to put in a LOT of effort making this, but we have not used it in ages.

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.
See videos.

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