Thursday, May 31, 2007
from what i've gathered via baby books and baby websites, once your little one begins to eat solids, you should encourage and offer different types of food; and so naturally, jon and i have been doing just that, and to our amusement conrad will eat just about anything not spinach. which makes me wonder if i should be offering escargot and pate in between his exotic cheese and wine flight...
so far the list of preferred foods reads:
peaches, bananas, and rice combo
soy hot dogs
nature's best teething biscuits
spaghetti...bring on the garlic!
pasta salad (artichoke hearts and all)
cheeses: cheddar, mozzarella, feta, and gorgonzola.
my smoothies (including one with a good dose of carrot juice in it).
risotto cakes on a bed of marinara, basil, and cheese
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
last week, jon and i both noticed something awry with lou dog; foremost, he wasn't him old self-no chasing cars as the drove down the alley, no howling with the downtown sirens, no crashing into the back door when we would call for him to come in-just this lethargic dog we had never seen before with a swollen neck.
after calling the vet and describing the symptoms, they suggested we give him two benedryls, as it sounded like he might have gotten bite my a black widow. which seemed like a perfectly normal scenario, afterall, lou often will take his ball into the garage/shed and get it stuck in the darkness of all those boxes and miscellany items, where black widows like to live.
but after a week the only changes we noticed we're slight, marginal at best; his condition was still worrisome, and so, on monday evening jon and his brother brought lou to get looked at.
a hour or so after they left jon called me to tell me lou had lymphoma and would only be with us for, maybe, three months.
since that call we've been waiting on lou hand and foot...this is harder to write about than i imagined and i'm having great difficulty in going any further, as further...i just can't. i'm asll tears. i'm wanting to believe in God for a canine miracle: for lou and for my husband. the good news is that the doggy doc gave him some presidone and so he is in much better shape.
this weekend we'll be taking him up to squall lakes with us, and i'll be sure to take lots of pictures of it.
Monday, May 21, 2007
weight 21 lbs
height 30 inches
perfect, angelic, silly, fast, uber inquistive
as you can see his crib has become home to a plithre of stuffed animals, aka wrestling foes/snuggle buddies.
conrad playing...and mesmerized, as usual, by the dangling camera strap.
...learning about how his index finger, when applied to the spout from whence the water came out, could control the water shooting out (he also discovered that day that he could push down the side and all the water would pour out onto the yard and from there, mud.)
conrad rock climbing...