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February 19, 2013

I’m in Atlantic City today, so I’m “repurposing” an earlier post…..I’m feeling a little trilogy coming on….xoxo!

grayhairedmom.com

Every 3 or 4 days for the first 4 weeks of Little F’s life, we had to make trips to the pediatrician to monitor his weight. Manhattan is amazingly convenient for travel, usually. Subway, bus, taxi, car, biking, walking–there are so many options to choose, until you have a baby with you and then none of them is convenient. I didn’t want to take my two-week old baby on the subway; it’s loud and dirty and in a hole in the ground accessible only by stairs. Bus or taxi? I can’t strap a car seat into a bus seat and no taxi driver is going to pull over when they see the car seat in your hand. Walking a mile one-way didn’t appeal. It was June and very hot. I was terrified of driving alone with the baby in the back seat of the car.

Fortunately in Manhattan, most problems…

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