Thursday, June 26, 2008

This could be age-progression

Elizabeth probably looks exactly like what Amelia will look like when she's almost three.

Sola Scriptura - Sola Fide - Sola Gratia - Solus Christus - Soli Deo Gloria

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

These could be the same kid, no?

Ellie's on top, Amelia June's on bottom. AJ's ears are even starting to stick out like Ellie's. Yikes.

pictures from Cleveland this weekend

Amelia sure looks like Elizabeth from of old (well, from a coupla years ago). Thanks to my mom for taking and sending these pics.


Sola Scriptura - Sola Fide - Sola Gratia - Solus Christus - Soli Deo Gloria

Friday, June 13, 2008

Amelia June update

So how's things with Amelia June? OK. She's much fussier than Ellie was, but then again, most inanimate objects are fussier than Ellie was. So we're probably just spoiled. (I'm sure Tina would disagree with me that AJ is all that fussy, but hey, I'm the dad, I tell it like it is.) We've been through several different formula options to help her feel better -- it seems like she had tummyaches for a while, and lots of fartsies. (Or I suppose I could call it "gas" but I wanted to type "fartsies" just once in my life, and now I've done it twice.)

So we've settled on Similac Sensitive, which seems to calm the tummy mostly by not staying in it too long. Junebuggy needs diaper changes pretty often and is also eating a whole lot more than she did on other formulas. But she's not crying so much, so that's a good thing and a positive tradeoff overall. The Sensitive formula uses corn syrup instead of lactose as a sweetener, so we're contributing to the global increase in corn demand.

She's still huge, too. Off the charts height- and weight-wise. So by carting her around we're contributing to the global increase in oil demand too. We're such an un-eco-friendly family. Ah well.

Tina's doing OK after the appendectomy. She's still getting her conditioning back after the pregnancy and has to deal with some lingering hip discomfort, but she walked the zoo fairly well today (with a little help from her friend Naproxen).

Not too much else to tell. We're definitely falling prey to the second-baby thing -- I think I blogged every time Ellie sneezed for the first six months, and this time it's all pretty much the same only with more crying, so there's not much to tell. Or so it seems to me. So I hope AJ doesn't think we don't like her -- we're just less surprised by her because we've seen it all before.

Now, maybe if she were a boy... just kidding.

Trip to the Zoo

We went to the zoo this morning and got some pics of Ellie looking at the animals (and some pics of animals too, but they're not the focus of this blog). Amelia was just sitting in her seat sleeping, so we didn't get pictures of that. We didn't want to waste film. (All the AARPs in the audience know what "film" is.)

Me and my second monkey

She doens't usually look even this happy when I'm holding her...

She's getting tired by this point

But she really wanted to see the black bears.

Say, did you feel this log move a little?

Now she's on a bongo

...or an okapi, but we're pretty sure it's a bongo.

Only at the zoo do you have bongos on the carousel.

Ellie can fly higher than an eagle

or at least ride on one.

Two gorillas, a monkey, and me

We're just hanging with the gorillas at the zoo.

Ellie in gorgeous profile

Of course, she only has a gorgeous profile. She doesn't have a non-gorgeous one.

Ellie and ellie-funt

Friday, June 06, 2008


In the post below I mean "many" nurses, not "Manu" nurses. I don't
know what a Manu nurse might be. My iPhone capitalized a typo and made
it look like I meant something I didn't.

-- Soli Deo Gloria

Thursday, June 05, 2008

More medical misadventures

So late Tuesday night Tina starts having abdominal pains. By Wednesday
afternoon they're pretty bad, so we go to urgent care to see what be
up. They referred her to the hospital for more advanced treatment. She
ended up getting admitted to Christ hospital (the same place Amelia
was born, and in almost the same room too) for testing. Likely
culprits? Appendicitis or ovarian cyst.

Turns out she has... Wait for it... BOTH! A twofer. Fan-diddly-tastic.

So now, one day and an appendectomy later, she's resting in a hospital
bed once again. It's all frustratingly familiar. We recognize Manu
nurses and we have exactly the same view we had in April. I mean, it's
a perfectly fine view and all, but honestly we're a little tired of it.

As always, there are folks who have it worse. But this is getting
sorta old.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

A new toy for Papa

Oh yeah, and Elizabeth.

She loves when the cars wreck or go flying off the track.

Year of the cicada

We are having the very large 17 year brood of cicadas in the Cincy
area. Elizabeth is a little unsure about all the bugs. Sometimes she
wants to go out and look at them and even hold the empty shells.
Other times she gets too freaked out to even walk around and we have
to bring her back in. The noise is unbelievable.

These pictures are from Mammaw and Pappaw's house. They had just put
up these nice lights by their garage and put them on timers so they
would come on at night. Since the cicadas are clearly attracted to
the lights they have been turned off until further notice!


Blowing bubbles