Tuesday, June 22, 2004

This is a Good Baby™

Holy cow, does she travel well. She slept in her sling the whole flight to Detroit, woke up and worked the room while we had our layover, then slept the way to Norfolk. She's had some near-meltdowns at the reunion, absolutely insisting that she be held constantly. But since no one had met her yet, it wasn't hard to convince la familia to do so.

She slept from 10 am to 3 yesterday, then from about 4 to 8 or so. We speculate it's a combination of a growth spurt and overload. I wonder what Vegas will bring.

She doesn't do her Joe Cocker imitation anymore. I used to prop her up on a pillow in the morning and watch her flail spasmodically, now she's becoming more fluid. She still can't *quite* get the thumb-in-mouth routine down, but it's getting better. She also hasn't decided if it'll be thumb, pinky and ring finger, first finger and middle, or some other combination. Or left versus right. It's making me crazy.

Man, oh, man, though, do people get a kick out of her. She does this monologue when she's really on, a whole routine that she's worked out, with this great timing. You can tell she's put a lot of thought into it, worked on it until it was just right, like Carson. I keep meaning to get one on tape. We were driving back from my grandmother's the other night and the whole trip, about 15 minutes, she went on and on about her day, told us all the things she'd seen and done, and you could tell she'd really had a great time. She's really big on "agoooooo" with lots of spit.

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