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11 May 2010 @ 11:40 pm
weight exchange  

Young Indiana is two weeks old today. He has, according to his two week checkup, gained 3 oz since birth. I have lost 21.6 pounds since his birth. I think this is an excellent weight exchange.

In other exchange news, thanks to Greece and possibly Britain, but certainly Greece (and, frankly, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Ireland), the euro is plummeting against the dollar and it’s possible that when I get paid (hopefully sometime this week) it will not be quite the eye-gouging experience it usually is when the exchange rate is accounted for. The thing that frustrates me about the exchange rate in general is it makes no difference at all to people who get paid in euros, but it makes a huge difference to me, who gets paid in dollars. Ah well; the flip side is that thanks to (even Ireland’s not-particularly-well-done, compared to most of Europe) national health care, I’ve just had nine months of prenatal care and a two-day hospital stay at no cost at all to myself, so ya wins some, ya loses some.

Bed now, where ‘bed’ means ‘go attempt to charm young Indiana into sleep so I too can sleep’.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
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Lady Doomlithera on May 11th, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
irishkateirishkate on May 11th, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear from you today - was about to send up a note to check you were alive..

Young Indiana is sticking then... will have to get him the right accessories, age permitting of course.

Hugs. Sleep...well.....
kitmizkit on May 12th, 2010 05:26 am (UTC)
It's sticking for the purposes of referring to him on the blog, anyway. I have no intention at all of calling him Young Indiana in real life.

Not often, anyway. :)
SaffronRose: cherry tree in blossomsaffronrose on May 11th, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
I think Indiana is a great nickname (but I *am* prejudiced). A was Wiggler inside me, and Buglet outside (snug as a bug in a rug).

The sleeping at the same time will come, often right after nursing. I had a CSection, so I wasn't allowed to lift him for a while, and the rocker & other chairs were too uncomfortable for nursing (my funny bone hit the edge *just right*. Ow!) I took to nursing A in bed, on my side. For a long while, this was how I got some reading in--the book held in my upper hand. A would often fall asleep not quite finished with nursing, and I'd drift off, too.
Dan/Дмитрийicedrake on May 11th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
I think this is an excellent weight exchange.

As long as it has a definite end point. Otherwise, you'll have vanished by the time he gains more than a pound!
kitmizkit on May 12th, 2010 05:26 am (UTC)
*pauses to calculate that* Nah. He'd have to gain TWO pounds for me to vanish entirely. :)
Ghost Lightghost_light on May 11th, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
Good luck and sleep well!
taerintaerin on May 11th, 2010 11:54 pm (UTC)
I'd love for the dollar and the euro to get more in line. There are Doctor Who items I'd love to buy, but right now they're too expensive.