|We went to see Dominic for the 1st time.|
We left Salisbury, 9/17/08, a little after 1000. We stopped just south of Dover and had lunch and then drove on to Wyomissing, arriving a little after 2:00.
Except for eating take-out pizza in shifts, we spent the rest of the day just looking at and/or holding
Dominic. Though not yet in a routine, Nico (NEE-ko), as his mother calls him, dutifully performed all of the 4 functions newborns do:
1. Sleeping, 2. Taking food in, 3. Expelling the remains of the food, and 4. Verbally expressing a need to do one of the other 3.
[Note: it is the responsibility of the adults present to figure out which one of the other 3 he is trying to communicate.]
As promised, I stopped announcing his age in minutes after that age reached 5,000. This occurred in the middle of the evening at 8:06 P.M. on the 17th
Around the time we left on the morning of the 18th, he was 4 days old. We drove home to Salisbury in 3.5 hours without incident and we'll return to Wyomissing, October 24th.