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200% of Nothing by A.K. Dewdney
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Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krause Rosenthal
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I, Fatty by Jerry Stahl
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Terminal Velocity by Bob Shaw
Typee by Herman Melville
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Harriet NapsFamily Update: 09/22/06

Since I haven't finished reading Lamb, I think it is time for another update on all of us. As can be expected, we're still rather sleep deprived although the nights are slowly getting easier to handle as Harriet gets older. Ian has Harriet's cold now and I've been toying with coming down with it but haven't yet. Harriet meanwhile is nearly over the cold and is starting to sleep better (longer) at night, though still in her bouncy chair.

I am officially done with my perinatal hypertension monitoring. DHL stopped by yesterday afternoon to pick up the blood pressure cuff that I had been borrowing since April. My blood pressure this time never really stayed high with Harriet although it wouldn't sometimes spike in a range close to my outer limits. Now my pressures are staying down low, around 100 / 50.

I am recovering. The incision feels like it is healed up and this time around I am suffering more from typical postpartum complaints than C-section specific ones. I'm sore from everything settling back to where it belongs. I'm swollen in my feet and legs although this problem is finally correcting itself by way of night sweats and frequent trips to the toilet. At least my sciatica is gone!

Sean throughout all of this stress has been wonderful. He hasn't wanted to hold Harriet (and I didn't want to hold my baby brother either) and we haven't made him try. He does though look out for her. When she's cold, he'll tuck another blanket around her feet. If she's crying, he'll turn on her music for her or get one of us if her cries sound more urgent.

On Sunday we're having a birthday breakfast with Judy (it's her birthday), Charlie, Glenn and Krys. Afterwards they'll stop by briefly before Glenn and Krys have to return to the airport.

 

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