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Sunday, July 22, 2007

A few new firsts

We've got a bunch of good news -- and even a long video -- to share!

Yesterday, we applied for an apartment that would give Lil' Genghis her first nursery ever. It'd be almost door-to-door for mom, who is more than a little apprehensive about sleeping apart from her precious daughter. (dad's guess: Isabella will be with us for a few more months, with a dog-free play area set up in the nursery.

The place looks nice, is still undergoing some renovation, has everything we need, and is just a few miles away from where we were before. We didn't think to bring a camera, but the government gave us this exterior photo:

Lil' Genghis also measured in at the 90th percentile for weight and height, so the doctor said it was time to start her on some solid food. That made us a little nervous -- you wonder, is she going to be diabetic later in life, or just a great female basketball player? Also made us nervous for other reasons: logistics.

So, mom, who once made a living at logistics, thought about recording video of her daughter's first feeding with rice cereal. Moments like this, you just can't describe later. This is about a half-dozen clips strung together (the camera turns off after 30 seconds), but you get the full idea both of everyone's initial nervousness, the little lady's sheer delight with the food, and the complete and utter mess that the feeding involved.

Last, but not least, through a comment by Uncle Josh we found out that his new son with Aunt Rebecca has a blog. This is the first blog we know of by a baby cousin, and it's that of Jacob David.

A couple words of advice: People just want photos. They don't care about what you write. You can always cheat, take a bunch of photos one day, download 'em all, upload 'em all, create unposted messages with the URLs, and then just paste in all the random text you get out of your e-mail spam to go with the blog posts that you can send once or twice a week. They'll never know.

This is also a good time to try to ridicule any in-laws. If you don't have any that you care to disparage, feel free to borrow Uncle Rodrigo.


  • LOl... very funny moment! Mike´s narration was very creative :D
    It seem´s like she had a blast eating all that food :D
    Congrats for this new acommplishment!
    :D you two are doing really good!

    By Blogger Bernardo, at 22/7/07 15:24  

  • By the way she attacks the bowl and chews at the end, looks like she's a very fast learner!!!

    By Anonymous UncleRod, at 23/7/07 03:49  

  • Caramba...Chorei de rir aqui com o video da Bellinha e com vocês dois fazendo brincadeiras. Mike narrando está algo...Ela é gulosa!
    Beijos para vocês!
    Tia Marselle

    By Anonymous Marselle, at 23/7/07 06:17  

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