Sunday, December 14, 2008

10th Month

We haven't been keeping up with the monthly updates, I know, but here's something I hope everyone can enjoy:

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Avocado Moosh

Sharkey's first solid food.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

More photos + timelapse video

I recently uploaded additional photos of Sharkey: Months 3 & 4 in Picasa Web Albums. Also, I just put this up: It's Sharkey's first real attempt at crawling! (Okay, scootching...) (WARNING: It doesn't end well...)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

2nd Month

More photos from Sharkey's life.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Sharkey Denied Health Insurance

So, you know how in the story of Sharkey's birth, he was given air (via CPAP) in order to make sure that he got enough oxygen during his first moments of life? Since leaving Zen Center, Melinda and I have needed to get new health coverage, and apparently, Sharkey's treatment is considered automatic grounds for declining health insurance and we have to wait three-to-six months before we can request a review, at which time we need to prove that he's healthy. Fortunately, there is a program in California (called Major Risk Medical Insurance Program) where the state offers support to make health insurance available (at a price) for our baby. We'll be paying twice as much as we would have for him otherwise, but at least he'll have insurance and will be able to go to get well-baby check ups. ( Update: It turns out there is a waiting list, and so we're a bit stuck on this one... )

The system is broken, and I am grateful that there is some support.