We had our first family aeroplane trip last week, and it went pretty well. On both flights we had a row of three seats to ourselves, which was nice. I pretty much held M most of the time on both flights, except when I was eating dinner. I didn't mean to hog her, it just happened that way! M flew really well, the flight to Melbourne was great, just a little bit of grizzling. The flight home was slightly less great, M was more tired, but she went really well - anything other than screaming for the whole flight is a good thing! On arrival back in Brissie, M was completely unphased by it all, she didn't even wake up until people started standing up and getting their bags out of the overhead compartments.
M and her Dad had a great time in Melbourne, though JR found it tricky to actually get to do very much around M's sleep times. She does fall asleep in the pram, but doesn't tend to sleep for very long in it, and when you're walking around there's too much random noise that can wake her at just the wrong moment. However, they did get to Southgate and the Crown complex (where M just had to have a Batman stuffed toy from the Warner Bros store), as well as wandering around the centre of town. On Friday morning I decided to skip the conference and join my fam, and we went out for brekky in a little laneway off Flinders St. We had a nice enough brekky, M had some apples, and I got up to pay the bill while JR played with M. All of sudden JR was calling my name loudly, so I go over and M is vomiting all over herself, her pram, what a mess! M's first real projectile vomit ... in a cafe in Melbourne! Poor thing. The owner of the cafe was great, as he had three kids of his own. We got M cleaned up a bit, and headed back to the hotel to let her rest. We're not sure what the matter was, but after another vomit after lunch, we decided to avoid solids at dinner.
On Thurs night I noticed M repeating CVCV constructions for the first time (or first time I've remembered it). That's consonant vowel consonant vowel constructions. She now says ba ba ba ba. We've decided however that her first word is WOW. This seems to crop up quite a bit and
is relatively distinct. I don't know if we're reading too much into the sounds as first time parents though ... ;)