Eliza Grace was born on March 15, 2006, at 26 weeks, 4 days, weighing 1 pound 4 ounces and measuring just 11.5 inches long. She is the light of my soul and this is the story of our life in the big city.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

"Awl done"

... to quote Eliza Grace.

After having our MRI pushed back first one hour, then another as we sat in the waiting room, I discovered one way to shorten the line. Rat out the guy who is letting his son eat about 50 Coco Puffs in the waiting room. I made the not so large leap that the 6 year old was likely also on the MRI starvation diet and mentioned (in a concerned tone) to the nurse "it would be nice if people didn't eat in the waiting room, since it is hard enough explaining to a 3 year why she can't have anything." Well this set off a hunt for the offender. The father actually said: "he's not eating it is just a snack." Putting aside my personal angst that in her life time Eliza has not eaten 50 Coco Puffs, I seriously have to question the parenting skills of someone who thinks a dog food size bowl of Coco Puffs is a "snack."

But I digress ...

Eliza made it through with flying colors. Woke up pissed off after 20 minutes, tried to rip her IV out (that's my girl!) and sucked down a record 8 ounces of formula in under ten minutes. She proudly walked out of the hospital on her own two feet and helped hail a cab (she really does this, she is a city kid).

Of course I have decided to put the CD with the MRI films in the laptop in an effort to discern what is what. Ten minutes into this exercise I recognized the futility. So I wait until Monday.

Really, she is back to normal:

video

4 comments:

Laura said...

She is just perfect, I love reading your blog!!!

Anonymous said...

hope you get good news on Monday..

Leyla

Natalie and Abigail said...

I'm glad Eliza made it through.

I also loved the post before - with the smiling happy kid and parent and the MRI as big, fun toy followed by an example of MRI torture techniques.

You are so funny. I love your blog:-)
Johelen

Anonymous said...

Grandma looks like a great dancer too!