Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pics and videos

We took Gwen to the zoo last week and she wouldn't stay still long enough to get many pictures, but here are the few I managed to get:

Gwen on a bench that could be anywhere --

Gwen in front of a some cavy --

Teri and Gwen with the gorilla statue. There was a gorilla right by the window of its pen, but Gwen wouldn't turn away from it to look at the camera, so I didn't get a picture of her with the actual animal.

This week we took her to the North American Museum of Ancient Life (colloquially known as The Dinosaur Museum at Thanksgiving Point). She only held still when she found a computer to sit in front of and pretend she was playing on it, so here are those 2 pics:

Since she wouldn't stop moving, I took some videos of her instead. The longer ones at the sand/water table might be a little boring, so I'm not offended if you don't watch them all the way through.... or if you don't watch any of these at all, really. Sorry for the low resolution. I forgot to bring our actual camera, so this was my cellphone subbing in.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A small picture post

I'm told I don't post often enough and that I don't have enough pictures of Gwen up here either, so... here are some for your viewing pleasure.

The 1st one was taken back in April, the next shows the aftermath of her working on a giant jawbreaker, the 3rd is her taking a nap last week using her stuffed animal puppy as a pillow while snuggling with her "pen-gwen" toy.

And the final one is her sitting with her Grandpa Camp while he was here over the Memorial Day weekend.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Phish phish phish!

I saw the "from address" as "Amazon Corporate Ofice" and already knew it was bogus. The "Reply Back Immediately" that the real Amazon NEVER would use only confirmed it, but thought I'd check to see how bad it was. Judge for yourself:

Dear e-mail User,

Your e-mail address was selected as a winner of 900,000 Great Britain Pounds in Amazon
-2011 Consumer awards Program-.
All participants/beneficiaries were selected randomly from Worldwide Amazon online
networks of Consumer/Sales & Marketing lists.

You are required to re-confirm your Bio-Data as stated below to enable;Dr Warren Payne of
The Amazon Corporate Office,United Kingdom,to begin in processing of your awarded funds.

(1) Full Names:
(2) Address:
(3) Country:
(4) Nationality:
(5) Cell Phone #:
(6) Age:
(7) Occupation:
(8) Zip Code
(9) Sex:
(10) E-mail Address:
(11) Annual Income:

Kindly forward all your details reply to: at Albanian domain
Note:This is to officially inform you that your payment will be sent to you via Bank Wire

Mr Spencer Johnson,

(Amazon Corporate Office, European Zonal Co-ordinator)
-2011 Consumer awards Program-
United Kingdom.
Bad spelling, incredibly wrong punctuation, stilted language . . . . it obviously came through an online translator rather than from another English-speaking nation, and well. . . the email address was Albanian. So easy to spot . . . . and yet people still fall for these. Sad, really.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Gwen after 2.5 weeks

She's been so active that we had to wait for her to be sleeping to get a good picture since we've only got cellphone cameras with slow shutter speeds. Kinda blurry, but such is life. As you can see, there's still a little red mark, but if you don't know it's there it's not really that obvious anymore.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Pics of Gwen's healing process.

Days 3, 4, and 5. 3 at the bottom and 5 at the top. She's doing a ton better in a very short time. Well.. she was doing great the very next day as far as her energy and bright spirit go, I'm talking about the injury itself her. . . .

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 2 Comparison Photo

Here's Gwen's rug burn 24 hours later:

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Gwen's 1st Trip to the ER

Gwen got to be moving too fast today and fell against some carpeted stairs. As you can see from the picture, her face swelled up something fierce, forcing her eye shut, and that's quite the rug burn too, isn't it?

We called her pediatrician and took her to the closest instacare and were told by both to take her to the ER at Primary Children's, so off we went to the U of U.

The biggest concern the docs had there was that she might have broken her cheek bone, so she had to have a CT scan. She didn't like it at all, but she held still enough that they were able to do the scan without needing to sedate her. Results were negative -- no broken bone. Whew!

The secondary concern was that she might have gotten rug burn on her eye as well as her cheek. They don't think so, but put some fluorescent dye in her eye to see. As you can probably guess, she didn't much care for that either. And her eye was too swollen shut for them to be able to tell, so we've got a follow-up visit with her pediatrician on Friday to check that.

Of tertiary concern is that she may have pooped her nose over a little, but we can't tell that until the swelling goes down. If it looks out of place after that, then we have a referral to an Ear, Nose, & Throat clinic to help with that.

Gwen handled it all rather well. It did take her a while to stop crying, of course, but she was smiling and laughing for the doctors in the ER just before they'd work on her and make her mad. She's asleep now and is lying on her side with the rug burn on the mattress, so it must not be hurting her right now, at least. We tried moving her onto her back, but she just pops back up on to her side.

All in all a very long evening.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Gwen's Walking!

She's been taking a step or 2 every so often for the past couple of month when she couldn't think about it and "just went" but yesterday she finally decided that she didn't want to pop down and crawl to where she wanted to go and thus started lurching around all over the place. Teri's calling her a zombie due to how she's got her arms stretched out in front of her and how she does kinda lurch as she takes her steps.

I should have at least updated back at her 1 year appointment with her statistics then, but. . well, I often forget I have this blog, frankly. She was 20.3 pounds (35th percentile still) and . . I don't recall the exact height but she'd gone up to 90th percentile, so she's even taller and skinnier now than she was. She can still barely fit her 12 month sized pajamas, but for the most part we've got her in the 18 month size now. They still "swallow her up" but she's growing fast, so that won't be for long.