Here’s our son Charlie reading his NICU subscription to “Spin” which this month features his Uncle Jeff on the cover.
There’s an excellent article about Wilco, with lots of cool pix of his uncle and cousins and mentions of his Aunt Susie. You can read part of the article online and see a video of Uncle Jeff jamming with cousins Spencer and Sammy. Charlie especially loves the photos of the Wilco boys at Superdawg, his family’s favorite Chicago hot dog spot, where waitresses still come out and serve you in your car. The “Spin” article features a whole section about his cousin Spencer’s blog with wonderful quips and quotes from the coolest 13-year-old east of Cedars-Sinai.
Charlie also enjoys his subscription to JVibe, a magazine for Jewish youth. This month Spencer was selected as one of the first annual 18 Under 18 award winners. JVibe received hundreds of nominations but Spencer made the final cut and is the youngest teen to win this award. Forgive all the kvelling, Charlie says, but since I’m writing so much about him these days, he wants his other family members to get their due.
It was an uneventful (yay!) day in the NICU with Charlie looking cuter than ever. At five and a half pounds, he can now wear regular baby clothes even though he still has to roll the sleeves up a bit. He looked remarkably rosy today which may be thanks to the transfusion he received this morning (I highly recommend them) and he downed a whopping 40cc of formula at one feeding, the biggest amount he’s ever taken by mouth. Charlie’s new neighbors across the way are a set of Israeli triplets and I love that the dad of this brood always comes over and calls Charlie by his Hebrew name (Chaim). We are now the old-timers of the NICU, having been there 94 days. Still waiting to hear when his shunt surgery will take place, possibly next week but probably not on Monday.
Charlie wants me to go down to the gift shop and get him the new “Rolling Stone”…gotta go!