Tuesday, June 16, 2009

post #5

-Kate became pregnant with sextuplets
-Her stomach grew to five feet long
-After 5 month she could only spend limited time on her feet
-Jon was suprised to find out how much weight she was gaining
-After she was admitted into the hospital the twins and Jon both got sick with the flue
4 questions
-If they were all sick who stayed with Kate on her first night?
When she had the sextuplets was she scared?
-Was she worried that the children wouldnt be healthy ?
-Did Kate want more boys then girls?
3 vocabulary
indocin-a brand of indomethacin
amniotic-of, pertaining to, or having an amnion
bedraggled-to make limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt.
2 literary terms
'.... each and every test on each and every single baby.." repetition
' god is gracious and strong' alliteration
1 over view sentence
Jon and kate are happy with their children and couldnt ask for more

Saturday, June 13, 2009

post # 4- multiple blessing

-There first meorable trip to disney, was when they were a family of four
-They tried again to have a baby
-Kate had to get shots to have her eggs ovulate more frequently
-Kate was going to see a different doctor then the one that she saw when she had the twins
-Kate had alot of pain
4 questions
-Why did she want more children?
-Why couldnt she be happy with two and not be greedy?
-Why was Kate crying?
-What made Mady want to hang out with her mother so much?
3 vocabulary
mourned-to feel or express sorrow or grief.
turbulent-being in a state of agitation or tumult; disturbed
any shrub belonging to the genus Hydrangea, of the saxifrage family, several species of which are cultivated for their large, showy flower clusters of white, pink, or blue.
2 literary terms
brilliant shades of blue - allteration
more stress and more stable doctor visists repitition
1 overview sentence
Kate was going through the struggle of haveing another child ones again

Friday, June 12, 2009

multiple blessin #3

- Kate wants to be a nurse
-On her first night of being a nurse she was assigned to a young teenage girl who was about to become a mother and have a child of her own
-Kate had an emotinal attackment to her patient, Jamie
-Kate wanted 2 adopt the baby, because the grandmother doesnt like the idea of haveing a black grandson
-She doesnt adopt the child because she doesnt think she would love it as much as her own children
4 Questions
-How did Jamie's family not know she was pregnant?
-Why did the mother not like black people?
-What made Jamie's mom think Kate wanted to adopt?
-Why werent Kate's parents happy about her wanting to adopt?
3 vocabulary
bigotry-stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own.
distraught-mentally deranged; crazed.
concise- Expressing much in few words; clear and succinct
2 literary terms
".... we took turns holding the swaddled and drowsy newborn." repeation the same letter ( i forgot the term]
... baby boy... alliteration
1 overview sentence
The attempt to expand their familt by adoption did not succed

Monday, June 1, 2009

multiple blessings #2

-Jon and Kate were devastaded to find out they couldnt have a child
-They went to see a specialist
-After seeing the specialist, kate took a pregnancy test to se if she was with child
-She had twin girls, named Cara and Mady
-Kate was very happy with her two children she wanted just one more
4 questions
-What did the specialist give Kate?
-What was Jon's problem during the not being able to reproduce phase?
-What did Jon think when Kate became pregnant?
-Did Jon want more children after the twins?
3 vocabulary
persistent-lasting or enduring tenaciously
ravenous-extremely hungry; famished; voracious
reminisce-to recall past experiences, events, etc.; indulge in reminiscence.
2 literary terms
' beautiful and bountiful buffet' alliteration
'... but we were even more excited when we heard those musical words...' alliteration
1 overview sentence
Jon and Kate are happy they had twin girls.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Multiple Blessing #1

-From only reading the first few pages i think that the book will be mostly written by Kate Gosslin, mostly because she was the person who experince the most when delievering twins and sextuplets
-JOn and Kate met on a company picnic
-They both love children
-Kate realized that a moment where they were holding a child, that that day was a foreshadowing day for them
-Jon and Kate got married June 12th 1999
4 questions
-Why did they have a small wedding?
-Why couldnt Kate ovulate?
-Was her condition genetic?
-What did JOn think of her condition?
3 vocabulary
Scholarly-concerned with academic learning and research.
fluctuation-To rise and fall in or as if in waves; undulate
infertility-The persistent inability to achieve conception and produce an offspring.
2 literary terms
'I felt empty, betrayed, and broken-like somehad played a cruel joke and stolen all of my dreams when i wasnt looking' simile
' momentous maker of a new millennium' alliteration
1 over view sentence
The introduction to eachother and their future children.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

pOst # 10

nevermind the narrator didnt go to Jamaica, she was jsut reading a letter
Rochester pulls Amelie down onto the bed with him.
Antoinette does not return for three days
Rochester runs outside to the forest and finds himself near the ruined house he had seen on his earlier forest walk
4 questions
-Why did she go to Jamaica?
-What race are these people?
-what is the name of the narrator?
-What is Spanish town?
3 vocabulary
tricorne-having three horns or hornlike projections; three-cornered
sombre-dark and dull, as color, or as things in respect to color
patois-jargon; cant; argon
2 literary terms
' .. and strode off, barefooted on the sharp stones' alliteration
' the cleaner taste of champagne' alliteration
1 overview sentence
Basically it got kind of sexual or something.

post # 9

- Antoinette calls Daniel a liar
-Antoinette is being called 'Bertha'
Rochester is pushing a telescope at some point
Antoniette talks about her mother here
she talks to Rochester about things that have been bothering her
4 questions
-Why does Antoinette hate Rochester?
-Why does he lie to her?
-Wy does he ignore her?
-Why does Rochester care?
3 vocabulary
porter-a person hired to carry burdens or baggage, as at a railroad station or a hotel
dismounted-to bring or throw down, as from a horse; unhorse; throw
shamrock-Any of several plants, such as a clover or wood sorrel, having compound leaves with three small leaflets, considered the national emblem of Ireland.
2 literary terms
' Cloves I could smell and cinnamon ' Alliteration
' hated the mountains and the hills, the rivers and the rain. I hated the sunsets of whatever colour, I hated its beauty and its magic and the secret I would never know. I hated its indifference and the cruelty which was part of its loveliness' reppition
1 overview sentence

Basically about how antoinette isnt talking to her.