Sorry for the lapse…

9 Nov

… but wireless Internet in Whitehorse hit an all-time low yesterday when apparently all of Navigo / NorthwesTel / Bell’s customers went without service for the entire day.  Sorry to leave you in suspense!  To summarize:

  • No Nugget yet, but when Heather came to do my prenatal checkup yesterday, she said his/her head was so low that she couldn’t even feel it!  Also, she says her practice tends to go crazy around new moons and full moons.  There’s a full moon on Wednesday, so…
  • After a couple of great days, Jade seems to be kind of crashing again, with lower ketones and more seizures.  Michael and I are actually wondering if she’s not getting enough calories.  There’s still so much learning to do.
  • Medicine and vitamins continue to be a huge challenge.  I try to coax and wheedle as much as possible, but we’ve had to resort to physically holding her and forcing them in a number of times.  I can’t even express how much I hate doing this, especially on nights like tonight when meals are also a battle.
  • The house is slowly being tamed as my mother works her awesome super-organizing-machine powers in between Jade-watching and cooking shifts.
  • We moved all of Jade’s things into her new room today and she’s spending her first night in the big-girl bed.  She’s had a few naps in there already, so we’ll see how tonight goes.
  • I am exhausted.  But I REALLY wanted to try baking a low-carb almond bread for Jade tonight.  But it takes an hour to bake.  Argh.  Hmmm, maybe I’ll just weigh out the ingredients and bake it tomorrow.  Then it will be ready just in time for Jade’s morning snack…
  • I am SO ready and yet SO not ready for this baby to arrive.  And, um, no, we still don’t have names picked out.

5 Responses to “Sorry for the lapse…”

  1. Jenny November 10, 2008 at 6:23 am #

    Naomi had a bad day yesterday after having such an awesome day on Saturday! Sorry to hear Jade’s having the same. It’s such an awful time of tweaking. I have to get a hair cut then I’m going to blow up the phone talking to the Keto team!

  2. Murray November 10, 2008 at 6:46 am #

    Why do you stay with Navigo? Their “service” was so bad we ditched them a year ago. Yes, we had a 2-year contract, but they had an obligation to give us hi-speed wireless Internet access. They didn’t do their part so we cancelled. NWTel service may not be great, but it’s the best available in TheHorse.

    To be honest, I’ve also been wondering why we stay with them. I’ve always left that part of our household organizing up to Michael, but haven’t had a chance to discuss it with him these last crazy months. I can’t imagine why he’s been so patient; he’s more dependent on Internet access than I am and even I’m getting fed up!

  3. Tori Buggeln November 10, 2008 at 8:27 am #


    Glad to hear that your Mom has arrived to give you some much deserved help! Please say hello for me…..what a difference a year can make! I miss Villas Carrizalillo. I bet you do too.

    Good luck with persuading Jade to eat her new cuisine. Can’t wait to hear news about Nugget.


  4. Agata November 10, 2008 at 6:36 pm #


    all the blessings in the world are going your way, I have been reading your blogg and praying for you guys…
    hang in there…
    by the way, when the nurse said that she could feel Max’s head…. he was born a couple hours later when we were in the car on the way to the hospital… 250km… away.. and little Maxi popped out 30 km before the hospital, on the Flying Dust Reserve… 🙂
    Agata and family

  5. Sue Sullivan November 10, 2008 at 8:25 pm #

    Have you tried the Nano VM vitamin powder? You can mix it in with her food, it’s tasteless and the consistensy of baking powder. (google it) Also, see if you’re dietian has recipes for cheesecake and pumpkin pie. Dermot thought those were winners! I can’t get Dermot to drink anything!

    Thanks for the tip on the Nano VM, Sue! I’ll have a look and see how it compares, and whether we can get that stuff here. We tried cheesecake once and it didn’t go over so well, but Jade was hardly eating anything at the time. Maybe it’s time to try it again. Haven’t tried pumpkin pie yet! Mmm, sounds good. 🙂

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