Monday, June 12, 2006


  • My arm is MUCH better and probably not broken even slightly. Even though it seems likely that I will be told that nothing serious is wrong, I am heeding your advice and seeing a doctor tomorrow. This is because...
  • It's ridiculously difficult to take care of a baby using only one arm. Even using about 1 3/4 arms it's tough. Luckily it happened early in the weekend so Cait had 100% baby duty (ok, 95% - after she attached Natalie to the Source of All Yummy Milk, I fed her) until today, and after two and ahalf days of recovery, I have enough use of my arm that we can do it. Barely. So we're spending a lot of time playing on the floor and it's delightful since...
  • Natalie is truly fine - none the worse for the wear scare - sweet and smiley and a lot of fun. She's learning and growing. It's fun to watch her discover that she has these things attached to her body and she can hit stuff (frequently her own head!) and grab toys and hair with them. Which is good, because...
  • I may soon need to enlist her help in clobbering people at the SSA and/or the HR department in my school system. I did *not* get her a Social Security card or any other documentation on trip two to the SSA last week. They insist that they cannot give me anything until her application is processed, and that it is wrong of my employer to demand the SSN (there, I have to say, I agree with them). My employer insists that I should be able to get a letter from SSA. I just want to scream. UPDATE to the update: HR finally agreed to give us an extension of 30 days. Hallelujah!
  • Speaking of counting days and shouts of praise, Cait only has 4 more days of school left. Natalie will have two full time moms for the summer in just 4 days!
  • Finally, a few gratuitous Nat pics (in the tradition of Liza* & Trista). We didn't let our calamity get in the way of the Pride Celebration:

Ready to step out Proudly Asleep

Proud Girl

*Oh, and a special update for Liza - I *am* working on my answers to the five questions! Really! I just got derailed by bureacracy and klutziness. But soon, soon!


  • I LOVE the rainbow britches!! Where did you find those? Our baby is going to miss Pride this year, beings she still lives in Guatemala...maybe I can find a pair she can wear next year.

    Glad everyone is on the mend!

    By Anonymous Rebecca (puppymom), at 9:58 PM  

  • That there is one pretty baby in clown pants!

    By Anonymous Julie, at 10:07 PM  

  • Inquiring minds want to know! :) :) :)

    Good luck with the SSA. How incredibly frustrating.

    By Anonymous Liza, at 10:41 PM  

  • SO glad that everyone is ok(ish). What a scary time!

    By Blogger hope, at 10:44 PM  

  • phew!
    Those are some fab family photos!!

    By Blogger Calliope, at 10:20 AM  

  • Cute pics!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:04 PM  

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