October 2012

  • Monday’s ENT clinic

    Monday’s ENT clinic

    Next week Monday is the first meeting (of many, I fear) to discuss the clipping of Namine’s frenulum (that webbing underneath the tongue).

  • School away from school

    School away from school

    Jessica converted the dining area (which, to be fair, is not all that large in our apartment anyway) into a teaching corner. So, that’s not quite right. It’s more of a nook. She’s got a bulletin board, a magnetic calendar, and a whole bunch of new books. She’s even got next week’s lessons all planned…

  • Learning the wrong lesson

    Learning the wrong lesson

    Namine was sick last week, so she has a boatload of schoolwork to catch up on. This is really the first time we’ve sat down with her to do schoolwork since she started school, although Jessica had been doing school time with her for a while prior.

  • Rational thought not included

    Rational thought not included

    We knew that we would be getting a follow-up call after Namine’s cleft palate clinic appointments. It was expected, if only because we’d already done the same thing six months ago. What we didn’t expect was the utter stupidity accompanying the call.

  • A second opinion

    A second opinion

    A couple weeks ago, Namine had an appointment at the cleft palate clinic. But this was no mere checkup. Six months ago, several doctors, pathologists, and other specialists evaluated Namine for mandibular and tongue surgery. They declared that she should be re-evaluated six months later; this was that re-evaluation.

  • At the pumpkin farm

    At the pumpkin farm

    Yesterday Jessica, Namine, and I joined Ann, Pete, and Olivia in going to the Jerry Smith’s Pumpkin Farm. Namine loved being pulled in the wagon with Olivia. I’m going to shut up for this post and let the pictures speak for themselves. They are more eloquent than I could ever hope to be.