Thursday, August 16, 2007

Just Us in our New Place

It has been a couple days now since my parents left for Ceprano where my mother was born. They decided to spent a couple of days visiting with my mother's family before flying back to Canada today. Since this is the first time she has been in Italy since she moved to Canada when she was six.

It was definitely nice having my parents here in Italy but we all knew that it was going to have to come to an end eventually. The only good thing about them leaving is that it means that we are a month closer to coming home.

We decided to spend the last day going to the Duomo together and then returning back to the residence for pizza. Milano Due is pretty much of a ghost town during the month of August so when we called the pizza place to order our dinner we were not too surprised to find out that they had closed for a couple of weeks for holidays. The only place that has not closed our the two grocery stores and the Chinese restaurant and pizzeria. So, we decided to give the Chinese pizzeria one last chance at making our pizza. Who would have thought that the best pizza my father would try while in Italy would be from a Chinese restaurant. I am not sure if it is because the restaurant was not packed as it normally is but the food we got from there on Tuesday was the best we have had from there yet.

We figured that Parker would be upset when my parents left since they had spent so much time playing together that we decided to move to our new room sooner rather then later. The past few months months we have lived in adjoining rooms since we had three different sets of people visiting us in Italy. Now, that we are on our own for the rest of the time we moved back into a single room.

The new room is much bigger than the last two rooms we had since the larger rooms are now available because it is the slow season in Milano. It is also much further from the elevators so it is quite the hike to the room after we venture outside for our regular walks or trips to the hospital. Parker really enjoys running around the apartment and up and down the hallways. We are glad that he gets to do this because he did not get much exercise before while in isolation as well as being in the small apartment. It also does not help that we do not let him walk around outside since we are worried he will bend down and touch something dirty. Imagine what it would be like for your child to be told that he is not allowed to go and play outside. The only thing going for us is that Parker does not know what it is like to go outside while out of his stroller.

We did make a trip to the hospital today for Parker's blood and weekly examination. We are still waiting on the blood results but Parker did have his weight taken. Parker's weight was recorded at 12.600 kg. I am not sure how accurate it was since the reading was fluctuating quite a bit and the scale was not on the table properly at the start. But, to be honest, I am not really sure how important an accurate reading is at the moment. I mean an accurate reading is better than an inaccurate one but unless there is something else indicating there is a problem a reading that is off by a couple hundred grams is really not going to make much of a difference.

In the next few hours we should here back from the hospital to find out Parker's blood results. Let's hope that they have increased even more and that he is finally above 1500 neutrophils. He was only 100 shy last Thursday.

I also decided to make a change to the order of the videos on the right side bar. The newest videos are at the top and the older videos are at the bottom. Enjoy!


Auntie Natalie said...

Parker Pants,

I hope that you are loving your new room. I bet that it is exciting to have new digs baby! I bet that you are running all around the room! Enjoy little one.

Wow...the pizza party you all had looked amazing! What a feast!

I hope that your numbers are flying high Parker Poo. I love you oodles and oodles.

Auntie Natalie xoxoxox

Uncle Mikey said...

Hey Parker,

We're sorry that your Nonno and Nonna had to go back to TO...when we picked them up at the airport they couldn't stop talking about you....who can blame them...we all love you sooooo much, and I know they miss you more than ever now that they are home. We eagerly await your return our little big man...stay strong and know you're thought of daily. Love you and miss you tons and tons!

Uncle Mikey, Auntie Christini and Jacob

nonna said...

Hey Parker,
When we woke up this morning, where were you? We looked all over. We miss our walks with you. We wish we were there so that we could run with you in the halls.
We can hardly wait for you to come home so that we can go for long walks and play again.
Make sure you keep eating for your Mommy so that you don't stress her out.
A big kiss and hug to all of you.
Tracy 2 sugars and 1 milk. I will have it ready for you.

Love you tons
miss you even more

Nonno & Nonna

p.s. drinking wine is not as much fun as it was drinking it with you guys.