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One Year Old!

So, we finally made it to one year old! It seems like it was both a long time, and an instant. I know it’s a bit past the birthday, but things have been really hectic here. Not only are Maya and I both sick, but we did a ton of traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday. First, we flew to New York to visit my dad, and had a great time. Danny, Tara, and Jada also visited at the same time, so we got to hang out with them as well. Dad and Jody threw a birthday party for Jada and Maya, which was really nice. We got to see Justin, Eric, and Michael for the first time in a long time.
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Maya’s first vacation in Lutzmannsburg


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So, we finally got to go on our first vacation after the baby was born. We took Friday off and decided to go away for the whole weekend.
Among hundreds of baby-friendly destinations in Austria, Lutzmannsburg was one of the most recommended. Read the rest of this entry »

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That rocking never stops…

As I was shopping in the UN commissary last night, I bumped into Natalie, a girl I am acquainted with from work. She is now 7.5 months pregnant with a baby boy. As we started chatting about babies, ultrasounds, hospitals and all the other pleasant details connected with child birth, she suddenly started smiling and said: Ha-ha you totally look like a mom.” So, I said: “Yeah, I still gotta lose a “few” kilos”, she goes:”No, silly, look at your left hand…” As I turned my head to my left side I noticed that I was rocking the shopping cart like a baby stroller. I was already told by some mommies that that movement never goes away, but of course one never believes anything until you experience it on your own skin.
So, I was standing there, rocking the shopping cart to sleep and thinking how wonderful it is to be a mother. Your baby is not only with you in your heart and in your thoughts, but also dictates your basic reflexes. I thought that was really funny!!!

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