I have had a few people ask questions either in the comments or through email about some aspects of the things I talk about on here, so I thought I might try to answer a few of them on here tonight...in other words, no one around here did anything interesting today (unless, of course, you count the girls having 2 baths today because they just smelled funky for some reason "interesting") and my brain is too mushy to think of anything better to write about.
Numeral Uno: "When do you expect the results of the genetic blood tests on Nathan?" If you remember correctly, the neurologist had him tested for SMA and Myotonic Dystrophy. A couple of weeks ago, we received results on his Creatine Kinase levels...they are normal. If I remember what the neurologist said correctly, those results being normal cancel the possibility of him having Myotonic Dystrophy. However, CK levels are usually normal in children with SMA.
According to our neurologist's nurse, they hope to receive the genetic results back before our next appt...July 3rd. She told me to call her at the end of this month if she doesn't call before then. Thankfully, our calendar for this month is full to the brim, so there isn't much waiting by the phone whilst twiddling our thumbs. My heart still skips a beat every time I think of that phone call coming though.
Numeral Dos: "When do you find the time to blog?" Well, it is currently 11:06pm up in this hood, and my pillow is calling my name. I will soon be finished here, give Nathan a twilight bottle to help tide him over a little longer until his next feeding, and then crawl under the covers and be asleep within 30 seconds. I try to get all of my computer work done in the evenings when the kiddos are all tucked away...editing pictures, blogging, trying my hardest to stay on top of emails. I do check certain things throughout the day for a few minutes at a time, but I try to stay off as much as possible when the kids are playing. On the rare treat of a day, all three kiddos will be resting at the same time for a little while in the middle of the day, and I jump on that time like a, like a, like a grasshopper who likes to jump on things. Yeah. Beast.
Numeral Tres: "What kind of camera do you have?" I have a Canon 40D SLR camera. For those who enjoy a little camera talk, my favorite lenses are the 50mm 1.8f, the 85mm 1.8f, and the 100mm 2.8f. I love fixed lenses because the glass is better in them, giving the picture a more crisp look to it. I shoot primarily in manual mode, and I use available natural light. I edit my pictures in Photoshop CS2, and I print them through a couple of online printers. If you have any specific questions, please email me.
And I have a question for you all: How do you get a sassy 2 year old to stay still for a second so you won't feel so bad putting so many pictures of her brother and sister online and so very few of her?