Back from the hospital

All four of us are now back at Renaud Manor in Ferguson. The hospital stay was nice, but now we’re in for the real grind… The baby is eating, sleeping, pooping, and crying all day long. So far Jadzia has been nice with her, and we haven’t seen any huge problems. Hopefully it will stay that way. It’s good I can be home to tackle Jadzia while Yoli tackles the baby.

Click the link below to see one final video we took at the hospital.

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The newest Renaud

Our newest baby has arrived, and she’s a girl!

Right off the top, let me say that she remains nameless for the moment, but we hope to have settled on a name by the end of today.

Here’s her vitals:

  • Born July 30, at 2:23 a.m.
  • Weighed 7 pounds
  • 20.5 inches long

If you click below to continue reading this entry, you’ll be able to watch a short video of the new baby and read the story of our adventure.

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The woodpecker

Almost a week after Jonathan’s visit in March, Yoli shot a little video of the woodpecker across the street from us. This woodpecker drove us insane for a while, waking us up too early each morning with its noisy pecking. She’s shooting the video from far away, but the sound in the video is loud and clear. That might give you an idea of what we were dealing with.

The happy ending of the story (for us) was that the folks who live in that house had the tree cut down, and the woodpecker went elsewhere. We’ve slept better ever since.

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Snow = sled time

We’ve had several snows this winter, but today was the first time we were able to take Jadzia out for some sledding action. We put some hot tea in a thermos, dressed Jadzia in triple layers, and headed out.

We took her to the place my dad always took us when we were kids: Killer Hill in Florissant.

Since we didn’t own a sled, we took our trash can lid. Unfortunately, it didn’t work — at all.

So we decided to drive around and buy one. Of course the roads were still treacherous, but we eventually made it to a K-mart and found a nice blue sled. We drove back to Killer Hill and I tested it several times while Yoli fed a hungry Jadzia in the car. It worked very well and much fun ensued.

If you click the image below, you can watch video of us sledding:

Two videos for the price of none

I put together a couple short videos from stuff that happened recently. For those of you in San Antonio, we intend to make longer versions of these and other videos and ship them to you on DVDs very soon. (Viewing these movies requires the most recent version of Apple’s QuickTime software)

Jadzia’s first birthday

After moving into our house, the first thing we did was have a birthday party for Jadzia. Her grandparents and her cousin and aunt and uncle were able to attend.

Jadzia in the pool

When we traveled to San Antonio a few weeks ago, we were very much looking forward to taking Jadzia into the pool with us. Here are a few quick clips of her in action. Please try to ignore the blindingly white dad next to her on the screen.

Screams in the night

Okay, so Yoli has been playing around with the video camera she got for Christmas. Today was the first time we hooked it up to the Mac and tried to edit some video. I had an idea for one of the clips of Jadzia crying at night. Click the image below to see/hear the movie: