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[Aug. 21st, 2007|06:31 pm]
Whole lotta labia.
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1. Nursing + Maternity Leave + Netflix's catalog of my guilty pleasure shows from the late 80's and early 90's = Match made in heaven. Because when I'm not dreamily rubbing her head with my cheek or staring at her wee little hands, tonight's feedings will be brought to you by the first disc of The Young Riders. shut up.

2. I'm so enjoying this baby. I seriously am. I know it won't always be this good but she's cute, she smells good, and (for now at least) she nurses like a champ and sometimes gives me four hours of uninterrupted sleep. Once? I got five. I shower and brush my teeth every day and with some experimentation I've got at least one position in the sling that'll put her out like a light for at least two hours so my laundry is caught up. But all of that is just peanuts to how much fun I have just watching her. The way she arches her whole back when she yawns after she first gets up, the way she pats me while she nurses, the very confused look she gets as I burp her, all of it. And playing the face game with her? That freakin' rocks.

3. I got back to the gym on Sunday. Nothing outrageous, a 20 minute run/walk on the treadmill. But by the end of it I was aching for some weights so I did a quick set of lat pulldowns and I could feel my muscles singing with it. These gym visits will be mostly impossible during the weeks but Steve will make it so I can get in there most weekends and that makes me happy all over. I feel fantastic.

4. I'm reading during the day. I stroke her back while she naps in the sling and I sway from side to side as I stand in the kitchen and read or sit in the glider and read. With that in mind, fic recs requested pls. I'll even take fandoms I'm not familiar with if the story is good enough.



5. I miss you guys. I've been v. quiet lately, I know. I'm reading everything you guys post it's just that my laptop is on a table to my left as I'm in the rocker and typing with one hand is so... 1996-teenaged-boy-in-IRC-netsex-channel. I just can't bring myself to do it. Even though I know that the one-handed typing skills get better as you go along. ... um... I mean.... hi. How *are* you guys?

6. Shawn and his C- came up and worked from my place yesterday, it was seriously so. much. fun! They held the baby while I cleaned up the kitchen, they didn't mock my leopard print nursing bra, I'm hoping they'll be up for doing it again before I have to go back to work. While he was here, of course, Shawn took pictures. They're posted here and they're just... wow.. breathtaking. Thank you, Shawn. *sniffle*



7. Cooking meals ahead of time? Best idea ever. Because now my chicken tikka masala is ready to eat, so I'm going to go have dinner.
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[User Picture]From: maitheas
2007-08-21 11:20 pm (UTC)
little. yawny. face.

oh my heart.

I've been in the foulest mood all day, but after looking at the wee one's pictures, I think I might be kind of human again. ... except for the missing you and Steve part and the wanting to sniff that wee little head part. those suck. but, you know, in the greater scheme of things, ... human.
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[User Picture]From: berreh
2007-08-21 11:22 pm (UTC)
She has such a great face.
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[User Picture]From: ainsley
2007-08-21 11:42 pm (UTC)
How can you do anything but just watch that? She's so sweetly adorable!
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[User Picture]From: shaenie
2007-08-22 12:34 am (UTC)
she's so lovely, Mellies! <3
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[User Picture]From: kiltsandlollies
2007-08-22 01:16 am (UTC)
that is a whole lot of personality in one little person. <3 and yay gym time too!
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[User Picture]From: minervacat
2007-08-22 01:33 am (UTC)
mellies, you and the little one are both beautiful. ♥
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[User Picture]From: calvin_would
2007-08-22 03:26 am (UTC)
Oh she's just beautiful! *pets her wee head*
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[User Picture]From: slightlytricky
2007-08-22 03:57 am (UTC)
I love that she has a clearly defined 'wtf' face already.

i miss you omg. i don't ever want to call for fear of hitting that magical "I just got her to sleep omg!" moment. Just know I love you and miss you and love you. *heart bubble's you all*
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[User Picture]From: alex_wench
2007-08-22 05:51 am (UTC)
I love you
I love her


and i did love The Young Riders back in the day too.. but that is just another reason why we click!

And yes, she is cutest baby in the history of ever!
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2007-08-22 01:12 pm (UTC)
OMG like to die from the cuteness. And what color is the hair? Hard to see from the pictures.

You're doing so well!!! I'm so impressed really. Also wildly jealous of the successful nursing and all. so, bygones! Anyway. Mmm.. fanfic. There was a BSG Starbuck/Apollo one I adored which was LONG and kept me up way way into the night. I could find if you are interested in said fic.

I'm itching for a visitation. Should I possibly hit up S & C for a weekend conglomeration? I'm going to blow my milage on my car buy I want to seee the wee little toesies and of course, the Mellies too.

Also, I ran 2 miles this morning! Yay! All running too! So that was my *squee* moment of the day.
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From: starfishchick
2007-08-22 04:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, BABY.

(Also, The Young Riders RULE!)
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[User Picture]From: the0neru
2007-08-22 08:06 pm (UTC)
all of you are so lovely! you look especially fantastic, and yay for getting to play at the gym!

*blows kisses at the small person*
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[User Picture]From: mamatata
2007-08-23 10:51 am (UTC)

Beautiful!

Just in case someone forgot to mention it, she's not ugly babe.
She's beautiful! I wish I was up there.
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[User Picture]From: ravenscathedral
2007-08-23 02:39 pm (UTC)
OMG!!! SHE IS GOREGOUSE LOVE LOVE SLOVES ON HER!!!!!!!!! AND you! oh yeah and the squeaky toy... can I still call him that?
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2007-08-23 11:40 pm (UTC)
We got your package yesterday, it's so perfect! Thank you. :)

And you can call him anything you want. ;)
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