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New Year, No (Real) Baby

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Jan 1, 2009, 8:13:18 AM

Happy New Year, everyone! We had our fingers crossed that I'd give birth before midnight last night so we'd get a tax deduction for 2008, but alas, Baby Lump apparently wasn't ready. Instead, James and I spent our New Year's Eve evening out on a nice little dinner-and-a-movie date. We opted for some Italian fare at Papa Razzi in Boston's Back Bay - where we caught a bit of the First Night parade - and then saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (a long one, but we liked it!) at the theater near Fenway. We were even back at the apartment in time to watch the ball drop. I hope everyone else's New Year's plans weren't ruined by the Boston snowstorm - I modified my New Year's outfit by wearing a dress with tights and my bright red galoshes (picture) because of the snow. It was quite a fashion statement :o)

[caption id="attachment_505" align="aligncenter" width="511" caption="James and me before our New Year's dinner-and-a-movie date."]James and me before our dinner-and-a-movie date.[/caption]

We may not have had a real baby to join us in celebrating the New Year, but we did have a baby to hang out with on Christmas day. I mentioned before that my oldest sister, Adrienne is also pregnant. Well, since we didn't want our unpregnant sister, Lauren to feel left out, Adrienne bought her an instant infant ("cute as a friggin' button, with all the fun and practically none of the poop") this Christmas. Needless to say, Instant Infant got a little curious as he was checking out the apartment on Christmas day ...

[caption id="attachment_501" align="aligncenter" width="741" caption="Instant Infant welcomes diaper changes and even helps with the dirty dishes!"]Instant Infant wants a diaper change & helps with dirty dishes.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_502" align="aligncenter" width="672" caption="Instant Infant enjoys hanging out in the bathroom, likes sports & apparently is not afraid of heights."]Instant Infant hangs out in the bathroom, likes sports, & apparently is not afraid of heights.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_503" align="aligncenter" width="455" caption="Instant Infant already comes Web-savvy!"]Instant Infant already comes Web-savvy![/caption]

Oven Timer: 38 weeks, 3 days

Topics: Weekly Updates, New Year, Christmas, Anecdotes, Instant Infant

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