Friday, January 8, 2010

gbf2

Reuben is running wild and napping very sporadically, and Nathan has been home, with other ideas for those short naptimes, so my time has been munched up. No holiday wrap-up blogging yet (good handmade lovelies to share soon!!) But I had too much good news this week not to post a little something. If not crafty, it's very CREATE-ive. My brother's wife had a safe delivery of this chubby-cheeked darling, named after my father, who died 5 years ago: Greg Bryan Frandsen II. So much family joy with this one, I tell you. We're all weeping over the phone together. His name feels so right. Devn is the oldest son, so the name is his birthright, we figure. How to work out a trip to Arkansas???

Reuben had an MRI on Tuesday, and news is good: less enhancement than the one 7 weeks ago, which supports the theory that what is showing up is "normal" post-surgical healing growth. I especially buy that one because he can move his arm much better than anticipated--full range, as far as we can tell. The kid's a tadpole, and has been growing himself a new shoulder. Thanks for all of your good feeling vibes and prayers.

Off to New York in a couple of minutes: my little brother Paul is interviewing at Rutgers (starting a PhD in Evolutionary Taxonomy in the fall) and we're meeting him for a quick icy city day.

6 comments:

liz r. said...

Many congratulations to your family on that beautiful new baby! And prayers and good thoughts, always, to Reuben. Your news is very cheering.

Sherry said...

Congrats on all your good news!

sallyavena said...

How about Arkansas via Atlanta? Glad you had a lot of good news to share!

nweames said...

Congrats on the good news!

Christine Frandsen said...

You're cool Val. I like you a lot. I wish I was freezing in NY with you all!

Anonymous said...

that's great news about reuben and its awesome there is another cute cousin.

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