Subaru Impreza WRC - 2007 Portugal, originally uploaded by pedro vidigal

Ashley loves to move. When she is crying for no reason--i.e. she doesn't need to eat, sleep, or be changed-- there are a few ways to console her. Swaddling, shushing, and laying her on her side have worked wonders. But the most consistently effective method is simply to pick her up and move her around.

She's unlikely to make a fuss as long as she's going somewhere. This is true whether I'm carrying her while doing chores around the house, going for a walk outside, or strapping her into the car seat for a ride. Start the engine, and the crying stops.

I'm so proud. Besides the uncanny physical resemblance, this is the first evidence I can cite as proof that she has inherited something from her father. Exhibit A: both dad and baby are happy when they're on the go. No sitting still for this daughter of a motorcycle-riding, international-traveling man!

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