Saturday, July 25, 2009
The microarray is a genetic test that analyzes the chromosomes to see if any sections are missing (deletions) or repeated (duplications). Microdeletions and duplications can cause many, many different genetic syndromes or disorders, so it's great to hear that everything was normal!
Dave and I were pretty surprised that nothing turned up, since this test casts a wide net looking for issues, and we are happily celebrating the good news.
Please resist the urge to ask "What now?" Within the past yearish, we've gone through so many tests and challenges that it's just nice to dwell in good news, rather than already start looking ahead to which tests could come next.
Now we're just planning to focus on working towards goals (our current goal is pulling up to stand) and pushing her development as best as we can.
I'm sadly looking at my last week working at KIPP (only 3 days left). This week summer school ends, we're looking forward to a vacation in August, and then I'll be working with Maya at home (and working from home as well).
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I've been gardening. These pics were taken 2ish weeks ago, the plants are way bigger now and yesterday we got our first red tomato!!!
Oodles of basil plants, inside & outside:
Habanero & Jalapeno peppers---they're being attacked by aphids, so I don't know if we'll get any peppers:
Lettuces & Spinach:
Windowsill herb garden:
First basil harvest:
Mommy & Maya went to KIPP's 8th grade advancement ceremony:
We read books:
It had this many parts:
After a few hours of work it looked like this:
Finally, all done:
It's normal to have left over parts, right?
We're rearranging our 3rd bedroom to make it more workable with the new desk, and we're back to work (for summer school, which I'm working at but not teaching) tomorrow!