Downhill Slide?

Today was our third day of training and the first day we didn’t have to come back to the center later in the day. Unfortunately, it was also pretty much freezing and my mom does not do cold weather. So, all we did in terms of sightseeing was drive around the Old Montreal area. It was kind of crazy–narrow street and tall buildings. I would love to spend a whole day down there with a camera, but that’s not really in the cards for this trip.

Today we practiced the neck technique on each other. If done incorrectly, it can be very uncomfortable for a child, so they make you perfect your technique before doing it on your baby. I feel about one hundred percent better about the neck technique than the chest one. I can see myself doing it and doing it effectively, which is a good thing. The problem with yesterday’s exercise is that they want me to do it seated and I spend half my time trying to keep Charlie in the correct position. I think I may ask the head trainer about some other possible positions, since he’s the one who thought we should do it seated.

We ate lunch at Subway and then did our driving tour of Old Montreal.

We hung out at the hotel awhile, stopped by a grocery store and then my dad and I went out to check out the Warhol exhibit. Talk about weird. Each room was set to a different kind of music including one room that seemed sort of like a basement in the seventies–complete with strobe lights, a cushy couch to lay back on, and psychedelic images floating across the walls. My favorite room was the disco one. One room featured “sculpture” that was rows of boxes and another had what looked like helium balloons shaped like pillows floating around. It was definitely super-arty.

I’d like to leave you with some pictures but the hotel’s connection isn’t allowing me to upload, so I’ll have to do it when I get home!

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Comments

  1. hmm, a row of boxes you say? Sounds like what my house looks like right now. Glad you are getting to squeeze in some sights. Kiss to Charlie!

  2. Nadine Hightower says:

    Oh I can’t wait to see pix!!!!
    I’m still optimistic about it. You and Charlie will learn so much from this…and all the family too. Becuz it will take everyone on Team Charlie to know these things.

    Hang in there!!

  3. Funny you feel more confident in the neck over thorax, because I am completely opposite. Our trainer is the most laid back of the three, so I didn’t even practice on him, just on Trevor, who gets impaitent after two or three pumps, so no great feedback there.

    I am terrified of choking my baby!!

    I also practiced on myself while I was driving back from IKEA tonight (no IKEAs near us, so I had to get my fix) and got a couple of very strange looks from people pulling up next to me!

  4. Mel Fraase says:

    ooh – being an art major, I'd have loved the Warhol exibit! I read your & others' ABR info and it sounds so wonderful. I'm really looking forward to hearing the results over time! Good luck, learn lots!!!

  5. blairspage says:

    I’m so glad that things are continuing to go well for you guys and you are learning a lot! I can’t wait to see the pics!

    Big Hugs – Tiffany

  6. Small Town Girl says:

    I love that you’re eating Subway when you’re on sorta vacation. I never eat something I can eat at home when I’m somewhere else. It’s part of the fun for me!

  7. I’ve enjoyed reading about your experiences. Thank you so much for sharing and allowing us to follow along.

    I too can’t wait to see pictures!