Define "Slow Learner."

| October 27, 2008

Is it a person who has multiple children? Only if the children were a mistake. Ergo, no. Maybe the slow learner is the one who has a blessing… or is fortunate enough to have multiple blessings and still thinks only a slow learner would want to be so blessed. Oooh, people who assume that children […]

Prayers and news

| September 11, 2008

Just a quick prayer request for Oldest Daughter. Tomorrow she’s having labor induced. Please pray that everything goes well, and that it’s not too difficult. They’re also moving household, so please pray that the baby’s dad is able to be there when she gives birth.

Baby Day, Tuesday

| January 7, 2008

That’s right. Tomorrow I’m going to deliver Baby Peter by c-section at 9:00 AM pacific time. Prayers for our safety and health will be mightily appreciated, and we’ll update info as soon as feasibility allows.

And the results are in…

| August 7, 2007

Spoiler alert. It’s a boy! The results are mostly good. The typical markers of Down Syndrome are absent, and all of the organs and limbs look good. He’s a very active tyke already, with a taste for the thumb. It also turns out that the blood screening did not turn up factors that increase our […]

Doctors and Lab Tests and Sonograms, Oh My!

| August 6, 2007

Well, last week was stressful, and this week promises to be at least as much so. I took the triple screen last week, which I do know has a possibility of false positives. It came out showing higher than usual odds of my baby having Down Syndrome, so tomorrow I’m scheduled for a level II […]

There was an old lady who lived in a shoe

| June 8, 2007

Very old, to hear my doctor talk. I had my first OB appointment yesterday afternoon, and got the litany of risks, most of them age related. “You do realize that there’s a drastic increase in the chances of having a Down Syndrome child because of your age?” Yes. “As much as 1 in 260.” Yes. […]

Don’t you know what causes that?

| May 14, 2007

Why, yes. Would you like me to explain it? 1. I am too proud. God wants to make me humble.2. Chemistry.3. My husband is really, really attractive. (In addition to being charming and patient, and making me feel every day like he is honored to be sharing a home with me.)4. Biology.5. Well, you see, […]

I don’t have an i-Pod.

| May 10, 2007

It must be the real thing. Prayers welcome.