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A Perfect 8 Pound Thai Souvenir

It finally arrived from the N.T.S.D.I.B.A. (National Thailand Stork Delivery of International Babies Association)

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Brand new video of Sophie and I performing the milkshake

Final State of the Belly Report


Moments before going to the hospital


With time to spare, Nadine and I tried on the hospital clothing wear, gowns and underwear

So the trip that started in the Cook Islands, left us pregnant in Thailand, and concluded in that great state of Texas finally came to completion August 3rd at 9:55 p.m. in Omaha, Nebraska. The reason it has finally concluded after 20 hours of labor at 9:55, our Thai souvenir Sophie Christine entered the world. She made her appearance on the world stage with a head full of hair on her 8 pound body and a set of lungs that would give Pavoriti a run for his money. Our only original hope, outside of being intelligent, athletic, and good looking, was that she be healthy, and that she was.


The new family of 3

As we both sit here in the hospital happy and fatigued, we are faced with our next big adventure, raising this child to be a responsible world citizen. Pretty big stuff. After her first trip when we take her home, we need decide where to take Sophie on her first travelling trip? We could take her to New Mexico, but we love this child, so we won't put her through that. I think initially even more challenging than trying to cross a Saigon road full of scooters is going to be and try to figure out how to correctly change a diaper and not drop the contents on the floor.



Proud parents

So this officially concludes our RTW trip 2006-2007, but this doesn't mean an end to our travels, just a change in the way we travel. We will keep you aware of any future comic travel experiences that we take on as a trio.

With that, my next dream trip would have us travelling around the Americas starting in Alaska all the way down the western coast of the Americas to Chile and back up the eastern coast through the Caribbean to Nova Scotia. Now if I could only find a few sponsors. Or maybe I should try to figure out that swaddling thing first.

Final question - Where should we travel first with Sophie in tow and why?

John, Nadine, and Sophie Christine

Posted by TulsaTrot 14:50 Archived in USA Tagged round_the_world

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Congratulations guys!

by dr.pepper

Oh my goodness, she is CUTE! She looks just like Nadine I think, though in that first picture, she kinda looks like a sumo wrestler... Anywho, of course, her first trip out of Omaha should be to Denver. It is close enough to drive, yet an awesomely quick plane trip if you so desire. Once you get here, there will be quite a few people willing to take care of all three of you - and maybe even a few to change diapers. (Dr. Pepper?) AND, she can get her fill of plains, mountains, rivers, lakes, city, and country - all in one shot. It'll be a GREAT introduction to the world of travel. Plus, recent movies with Will Ferrell in them for some reason have described Denver as - city by the bay - and - gorgeous! And, finally, the fact that Scrubs plays nearly around the clock at the Hall household (thank you TIVO!) would merely be icing on the cake! So, in conclusion, Denver. Be there. Talk to you three soon! - jill

by jill_ann78

Wow, that jill_ann78 sure makes a great case - I just can't think of a reason that you SHOULDN'T come to Denver!
And I agree - Sophie should not go to New Mexico just yet. One can't appreciate Heaven until you are old enough to really experience it.

by mateo96

Congratulations!! I´m so happy for you guys and Sophie is absolutely perfect!

by cberg97

congratulations! what a wonderful blessing!!!

by teraht

i htink you should take tro beautiful Mn ( the north country) be prepared for a great uncle chip hug and tons of rockin that baby of yours to sleep. she is so a becker and Our Grandparents would be proud to say that Sophie is BEAUTIFUL.! Love you tons love leah and Greg!

by beckerclan

Congrats with the little one; she looks gorgeous. As new parents who like to travel, I can only say you have some long plane flights ahead of you :) But it's worth it!


by Sam I Am

Congratulations, guys!

So have you guys lost any sleep yet?

by Hien

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