Saturday, March 31, 2007

In Like a Lion and Out Like a Lamb

The Americans have a saying: March come in like a Lion and goes out like a Lamb. At the beginning of the month we had a huge snowstorm. Which all melted. Then we had another snowstorm. We had most of the snow we had for the entire winter in March! Looked like this after the second snowstorm:

That was the 16th. It is the 31st today and the sky is cloudlessly blue.

Very lamb-like.

Worst thing I did today was let the sun track round while Gabriel was out sleeping in the pram under the tree and his little hands are now a little bit sunburnt...bad, bad mummy!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Health things

So, a little while ago, some health issues of mine were spotted. My eye doctor (yes, that's what they're called out here) discovered a black splodge on my retina. In the same week my endocrinologist, having signed me off for diabetes, called as he wanted me to get my thyroid checked out, because of Mum's issues. To be fair, it had been enlarged during my pregnancy and he wanted to check it had completely returned to normal.

Last week, I saw a retinal specialist and had an ultrasound done on my thyroid.

The eye dilation is a pain and gives me a headache but the retina guy was lovely. He said I had a CHRPE (pronounced 'chirpy') which is basically a very dark freckle. He doesn't think it's raised, so he wouldn't call it a mole. He wants to see me in 6 months time to make sure it hasn't changed shape.

The thyroid ultrasound was painless and quick. The endocrinologist called me back yesterday to tell me I have a small nodule on my thyroid and he would like to biopsy it. Apparently 30% of women have these nodules and only 4% of those are malignant.

Living in the US could make the worst hypochondriac very happy!

In other news, I've been pretty hormonal this week. Tired as well. I finally got to attack my UK home PC hard drive over the weekend and found this:

I hadn't remembered we'd taken it of Miranda and him. In the first instance, I was amazed and ecstatic that it existed but on the other hand, and this is why I spent most of Sunday in tears, I am so very, very sad that there will never be one of him and Gabriel.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Video Playback Time!

I have just had the pleasure of using YouTube for the first time. Here is a short video of our monsters cherubs playing on the bathroom floor last night.

They were being very cute!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Montage Agogo

Lookie, I made a montage!

View this video montage created at One True Media
Gabriel Anthony Stephen Dodd

Well, I think it's cool anyway!