Surrounded by Girls

Monday, November 29, 2004

Assume the position. Saturday mornings means watching soccer with Daddy.

Meeting the neighbors, Rachel and Rolando

Just after this photo Grandma Alicia broke into song. I'm not kidding.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

At the time it was just a cry. Now it is art.

Phone home...

Little angel

Saturday, November 20, 2004

A quiet moment.

Grandpa Bob and Granny Franny with Melanie

Friday, November 19, 2004

Grandpa's Larrry and Bob peer down at Melanie. $50 for the best caption that's not, "Where did she get all that hair?"

All bundled up for a walk with Grandpa.

More grandparents means more love! Here's Melanie enjoying a nap while Larry and Susan look on.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

No pictures, please.

Alternate caption: Gotta keep reachin' for the stars.

Okay, one more photo. Then we eat.

Monday, November 15, 2004


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Saturday, November 13, 2004

Having a baby around the house is hard work. Leaves you just... well, dog tired.

Friday, November 12, 2004

Tio Jimmy. That's Uncle Santiago to you gringos.

Don't drop the baby!

Swaddled and pacified.

It takes two to swaddle.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Piggie and Bullfrog going on a walk. So far we've made it out to the farmer's market, the neighborhood grocery store, and the coffee shop.

Great Grandma Margaret meets Melanie.

Four Generations. Clockwise from the right: Great-grandma Margaret Greenbaum, Melanie Spitzberg, Mama Laura Spitzberg, and Grandma Fran Preisman.

Whatchu lookin' at?

We still believe
We still believe
We still believe
It's coming home
It's coming home
It's coming
Melanie's coming home

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

A message from mom.

Hello! Thanks for the kind wishes...

Melanie was discharged last night!

She has laryngolmalacia -- flaccidity of laryngeal structures and tissues causing them to collapse into the airway, and possible acid reflex. Two no big deal thingees, but the cause of her sore throat and poor breathing. Now she is free! We were given a monitor for a month or so, but are so happy to have her home.

Laura and Jeremy

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Sunday Update

Melanie is doing well. We've spent a lot of time at the hospital this weekend feeding, burping, changing diapers... parent stuff, I guess. Save for the surreal surroundings, it was almost a normal few days. If anything can be described as normal these days.

We spoke to the doctor today and he tells us that they are still unable to say exactly what is causing her "spells". Not much comfort in that. But she is doing much better and they are beginning to talk about sending her home soon. However, they may still want to do a few tests and/or re-run some tests in the next few days. As always, you'll know more when we do.

Jeremy & Laura

Wednesday, November 03, 2004


Eyes wide open

How cute is this?

Mommie and me. Where's my bottle?

Daddy's little girl

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

No Gnews is Good Gnews...

"... with Gary Gnu."

Melanie had a good day yesterday. Laura and I visited her and got to hold her for a while. Her tests have all come back negative so far, and she even got to eat for the first time in days! So even though we still don't know the cause of her "episodes" and there are still tests to be run, we're hopeful.

Again, thanks to everyone for your concern. Keep checking back for more updates and more photos.


PS. If you don't catch the reference in the title then you need to brush up on your 80's television. Off we go!