Babies are a lot of work... - that yellow bastard

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February 17th, 2003

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2003.0217.1117::Babies are a lot of work...
So this weekend, Zuaelie and Stephanie came up with Zuaelie's daughter, Alexis. They got in Friday evening about 6:00 pm or so. From there we went to eat at Diem and then went on to Phipps Plaza because months ago, I told Stephanie about the store formerly known as The Elephant Tea Co.

If you've been reading this journal for a while (and why in the hell would you be doing that?), you'll remember that Alexis was born in November. Remarkably sedate and good-natured for a three-month old, Alexis for the most part watched everything pass her by, and only got fussy when she was hungry or tired.

According to Zuaelie, Alexis has some reflux problems, however, and so she tends to either spit up or vomit up a lot of formula after eating. I don't know how common this is, but it's not a huge deal (I've never been one to be squeamish about bodily fluids). Most every time she did it, we'd need to change her out of the vomit-contaminated clothes, and into fresh clean ones--sometimes, the mere act of changing into new clothes, however, induced more vomiting.

Amidst all of the feeding and changing, we managed to go to Lenox mall on Saturday to meet with Alison, Zu's former Statistics professor, and Benjamin, her eight-month-old son. Alison teaches at Auburn, so she drove up planning to meet at Mick's in the mall at 12:30 or so. I figured we could hit Diem for brunch at 11:00 or so, but at about 10:30, Alison calls and says she's just driven past the Airport. Uh...Oh well, no brunch.

We spent most of the day at the mall, running from store to store, with the occasional stop to change diapers and/or clothes. I managed to snag a new pair of jeans at Macy's going-out-of-business sale. Otherwise the ladies trucked around the mall getting various things: two $75 rocking horses for $17 dollars each at FAO Schwarz, various candles at Illuminations, two pairs of boots and a matching purse at the Macy's sale.

At one point I had to break away from everything and geek out, downloading trailers for Hulk and Kill Bill at the Apple store.

After the mall, we took a short walk through Piedmont Park, and then went to Willy's for dinner. That night, exhausted from the long day, we sat at home and watched The Good Girl on video.

The girls had to leave in the morning, so I watched a bunch of TiVo, and then went to brunch at Diem. Following brunch, batnandu, khubli, and I went up to Andretti's for some real geeking out--we just played video games for at least three hours. Video Games rule.

And I know you're all wondering. Yes, I had a euphemistically good weekend. That's all I got to say about that.
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