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Humuhumu's Week of Geek Chic Day 4: n00b [20121214|13:47]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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[Image: My daughter in a new black ThinkGeek onesie with "n00b" printed on the front.]

Yesterday was Humuhumu's first big adventure. We went to London on the train and then to my work. She & the bloke then wandered off to the museums while I worked frantically for about three hours. Well, I say the museums. I found them in the pub, so I rather suspect much of the time was spent having lunch with the bloke's friend and charming the bar staff with her big-eyed wonder at the bright lights of the big city.

It was our first time changing her nappy in public, too. I was happy to discover that Marylebone station, in addition to being beautiful, has nice unisex changing facilities so the bloke & I could take our time fumbling around with the change bag.

She was quietly curious, feeding or sleeping for 90% of the trip. The one exception was the bus. Bus journeys with an infant in a pram are a bad idea. Even if the bus isn't rammed, you can't remove the baby from the pram while you're on it - it lurches around too much. Humuhumu is accustomed to being picked up when she cries, which was possible on the train because we had time to get settled in and put the pram away before the train started moving. It wasn't possible on the bus, and the betrayed looks she was giving me as she voiced her disapproval at being left strapped in were as painful to me as the oppressive weight of other passenger's judgment. (I'd forgotten how many miserable gits there are in London.) Future bus journeys, I conclude, will be made with her in her sling. Train journeys, on the other hand, are a golden opportunity for her to make the commuters go all gooey, even large and forbidding-looking gentlemen in suits.

[User Picture]From: purplecthulhu
2012-12-14 16:21 (UTC)
Oh dear - missed you yesterday.

And I could have delivered your pot of Hawaiian sand as well as meeting Humuhumu (she must have an official name by now as well, I guess).
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-12-16 18:08 (UTC)
I didn't tell many people at work that I was going. I had to pack my stuff for an office move & I can only spend a max of about 3 hours away from Humuhumu right now, so the whole time was taken by that. She didn't go into college -would have been too distracting!

Are you in Brum next weekend? Text if yes & we can sort out a meetup.
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[User Picture]From: purplecthulhu
2012-12-16 18:13 (UTC)
Txt sent :-)
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2012-12-15 01:37 (UTC)
She seems like a wonderfully easy going baby - probably gets that from the bloke :P

Is she to the point where she can recognize things and react to them yet? How's she enjoying the kitty?

I'm glad she's adventuring out and another winner onesie!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-12-16 18:11 (UTC)
Absolutely. Easy-going is not an adjective that has ever applied to me. :P

She is definitely interested in things, but her reaction is generally to study it for an extended period. She likes the kitty - at least, she doesn't flinch when he sniffs her or purrs in her ear.
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[User Picture]From: pax_athena
2012-12-15 09:39 (UTC)
Awww about the very last sentences, just awww ... !
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-12-16 18:12 (UTC)
It was lovely watching those serious careworn faces beaming away at her.
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From: pbristow
2012-12-18 02:01 (UTC)
Aw... =:o}

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