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April 8th, 2008
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One Month!


Well, we've successfully parented for one month! So far, so good. Aside from a bit of congestion, Violet's been doing adorably well. These days, she's often alert without crying, she played with a toy for the first time this past weekend, and she's even gotten used to the idea of being changed (initially, she hated it), though she still hasn't gotten the hang of when to pee (hint to Violet: either before we take the diaper off or after we put the diaper on, not in between.)

Also this past weekend, to celebrate Sue's birthday, we took Violet out to her first restaurant (thankfully, she slept), and the next day we even ventured into Manhattan to visit friends - our first road trip with her that didn't involve a pediatrician or a Babies-R-Us.

Our next planned trip is a big one - we're driving to Boston to go to Sue's (second) cousin's wedding next weekend. And that's just a dress rehearsal (baby steps, if you will) for our potential two- or three-week road trip extravaganza in May to visit the grandparents in Florida, as well as friends down the East Coast. We've been told that we're crazy for even considering such a trip, but then again, we've been told that we're crazy for having a baby in the first place (oh wait, that was us saying that).

So right now, unless there's a massive meltdown on the way to or from Boston, Violet's looking forward to spending her second-month birthday in sunny Orlando (okay, I'm projecting - I'm looking forward to it. Violet is just along for the ride. And if all goes well, she'll be sleeping for most of it.)

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From:stasiaone
Date:April 8th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
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you're not crazy, just adventurous!
are you part of the tnd crowd?
either way, enjoy boston!
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From:joeshlabotnik
Date:April 10th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
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Maybe I'm part crazy and part adventurous. But I don't think I'm part of the tnd crowd, else I'd know what that is...
From:fhdogs
Date:April 8th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)

Congrats!

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Hey Peter, I exchanged some comments on the local FoHi blogs in the past. I recently moved out of the area, but I just wanted to say congrats to you and Sue. Violet is adorable. Good Luck!
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From:joeshlabotnik
Date:April 10th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)

Re: Congrats!

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Thanks much, and good luck wherever you've gone off to!
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From:rebbyribs
Date:April 12th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
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she still hasn't gotten the hang of when to pee (hint to Violet: either before we take the diaper off or after we put the diaper on, not in between.)

You know, that's actually optimal from her point of view - less time in a soggy diaper. ;-)

Good luck with the road trips! We're trying our first long train trip in a couple of months - SF to Albuquerque.
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From:joeshlabotnik
Date:April 14th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
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It's only briefly optimal for her, until we have to stretch a urine-soaked onesie over her head to get it off. I think she's beginning to learn her lesson...

You can get from San Francisco to Albuquerque by train these days? Cool.
From:c_belle_2008
Date:April 13th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
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She is so beautiful! Don't forget to get a frequent flyer number for her. Friends of mine in Beijing did that for their kids since the entire family was flying around so much. It was hysterical - my friend (the mom) called me laughing, to tell me that her 4 year old had gotten a free upgrade to business class and that she and her husband were scrambling to get upgraded as well so they could sit with their child.
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From:joeshlabotnik
Date:April 14th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
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I bet their kid had a ball in business class, what with all that extra legroom and all the juice you can drink!
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