April 06, 2009

Baby's First Walk in the Cold

We took The Flambina to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens today.

It was empty.

Probably because it was 49 degrees... and frickin' WINDY.

Morrigan had her in this little pink knitted cap she wore as a newborn. She's nearly 8 weeks old now, and the pink cap, was just a riot.

I told Mo, Flambina looked like she was going to celebrate Kwanza.

We arrived, the boys in their 'hoodies', Mo had given me a fleece, and the Flambina all wrapped in a blanket with her Kwanza cap, when the cold hit us like... holy crap, cold.

The baby... did not cry the entire time we went around the gardens, both inside and outside gardens.

We have a couple theories.

For the inside, we think it was the constant rumble of the wheels of her stroller on the pavers.

For the outside, as Mo said, "She just shut down". I was joking, in my Flambina imitation voice, "Maybe if I just close my eyes this will all go away..."

Then there is the theory that the air was so cold she thought perhaps if she didn't cry she wouldn't have to suck in so much cold air into those little lungs.

You know... all that higher thinking in an 8 week old brain, could happen.

Holy crap was it frickin' cold...

Posted by Boudicca at April 6, 2009 09:38 PM

49 degrees? Oh my! But really that's not so bad. If we hadn't reset the thermometers with the clocks, that would be like 59 degrees, right?

Posted by: Bob at April 6, 2009 10:56 PM


Oh, ok... that's like 24.5 in Wisconsin degrees...

Posted by: Harvey at April 7, 2009 12:28 AM

She was probably the most comfortable one in the group, Bou! Now the babies I feel sorry for are German babies in the summertime. German people have this strange idea that drafts of any sort cause illness. Flowing air makes them uptight. So they shut windows tight, bundle up children, and are not at all big into air conditioning. I wonder how many of those poor kids suffer from heat stroke each year. My sister-in-law worked in an office in Germany for two years, and the people she worked with would always close the window and unplug her fan when she wasn't looking. She said it was stiflingly warm and they liked it like that!

Posted by: PeggyU at April 7, 2009 01:43 AM

My wife swore it was snowing on her way home from work this morning. Even though the radar didn't show anything.

Posted by: diamond dave at April 7, 2009 08:28 AM

49 degrees?

We would kill for 49 degrees around here!

Posted by: Quality Weenie at April 7, 2009 08:33 AM

When I went out to get the paper this AM it was snowing. Snow in April! In Atlanta! Damn that global warming!

Posted by: Denny at April 7, 2009 01:24 PM

Aw, it wasn't that cold. All y'all's blood has thinned out from living in So FL.

Posted by: Elisson at April 7, 2009 07:30 PM

49 degrees is perfect camping weather!

Posted by: Graumagus at April 7, 2009 10:13 PM

Another reason to love the great indoors...cold weather.

Posted by: JihadGene at April 8, 2009 10:56 AM

:) And here at 49 people are running around in shorts...

Posted by: Richmond at April 8, 2009 03:37 PM