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A couple of firsts!

March 21st, 2006 · 1 Comment

This is Donovan, broadcasting from Washington DC. I’m here for the annual Computers in Libraries conference, which starts tomorrow. Three days of really nifty people talking about anything and everything relating to technology use in libraries. Lots of vendors trying to sell us expensive stuff, too. Anyway, this is the first chance I’ve had in the last week or two to sit down, catch my breath, and post something here. I had to fly halfway across the country to find a calm moment. Ironic, huh?

Anyway, Rayna has had a couple of firsts in recent days. Last week, we went to daycare for the first time. This was a big step for her and probably a bigger one for her parents. It had gotten to the point that Nicole just couldn’t take her to the office anymore; she needed more attention than Mommy could give her while still getting something accomplished. So, we’ve begun taking her to Kid’s Planet Daycare. It’s a pretty cool place. They have one other infant about the same age as Rayna and 6 or 8 kids who are a little older. There is someone who deals just with the two infants, but they don’t keep them seperated all the time and it’s fun to see the older kids (3 or 4 years old) interacting with the babies. They all seem to have a good time and I’m sure it’s good for all of them, including Rayna. Each day we get a written report of the day’s activities including a run-down of feedings and diaper changes. Once Rayna gets a little older, it will include details of books read, games played, projects done, etc. Nicole and I really like it. It’s close to where we live and I knew Liz, who runs the show, and her husband Al already. So we know that Rayna is among friends.

The other big Rayna news is that she rolled over for the first time a few days ago. It happened in the middle of the night. I had gotten up to feed and change her (Nicole and I take turns getting up and it was my turn). I put her down on her belly in the crib and turned away to throw the dirty diaper away. When I looked back at Rayna, she was laying on her back with a “What just happened?” look on her face. I picked her up and put her back on her belly; she immediately rolled over again! After three rolls, she didn’t want to do it again and she hasn’t done it since. But I know it happened because I saw it with my (sleep-blurred) eyes and I’m sticking to my story.

Well, that’s it for now. I’m supposed to meet some people for dinner soon so I gotta run. No new pictures yet, but when I get home we’ll see if we can snap a few. Many thanks for all who are thinking about us.

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  • 1 Gayle Lin // Apr 6, 2006 at 9:19 am

    She just gets prettier. I love the picture of the big yawn; it’s my favorite. You don’t leave her on her stomach when you’re out of the room, do you? We used to put them to bed that way, but the experts advise against it now.
    I’m glad you’re enjoying your time in DC, Thanks for the updates. Love to all.

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