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mardi 27 janvier 2009

Grotty but pleased

I really feel like I'm slacking off with this blog, and that's a bummer because I have so many posts floating around in my brain, but just never seem to get around to writing any...

Maybe I should go on a course on time management, or something.

Anyway. D came down with a monstruous cold the other day, so of course I now have it too and feel suitably craptastic. CANNOT. STOP. SNEEZING. FEEL. LIKE. MY. HEAD. WILL. EXPLODE. (Would actually quite like it to explode at the moment, might make me feel better.) And although I can most definitely sympathise with the "stop whining, think of all those people who have it so much worse than you" argument, I can't help but counteract with my own "yes, but think about all those who have it so much better...".

But this too shall pass, as they say.

And I'm actually feeling quite pleased: Mrs C. has tagged me, and there's nothing more likely to bring a smile to my face than having concrete proof that I'm not writing this merely for my own pleasure... I love it all - comments, being tagged, winning prizes...

So, here's the deal:

1. Go to the 4th folder in your computer where you store your pictures.

2. Pick the 4th picture in that folder.

3. Explain the picture.

4. Tag 4 people to do the same.

And here's my picture:


This is a picture of L, taken by the doing-the-rounds photographer at the clinic where she was born at the end of April 2004. She's probably about 2 days old in this, and is already well on her way to the full-blown jaundice attack that got her put in a sort of incubator thing under a whacky blue light for a day or so. And of course, I only had yellow clothes...
It's hard to imagine that she's actually pretty pale-skinned (though not aspirin-white like I am).
She was born at 36 weeks, 5 days and weighed a mighty 2.4 kg (a whole 200 g more than her big sister) for 45 cm. A shrimp, in other words. But a pretty healthy one (again, compared to her sister who had hypoglycaemia, wouldn't eat, didn't gain weight...).
True to form, she slept all day and was awake all night (her sleeping patterns have always been...how shall I put this?...erratic), didn't like milk (of any kind) and cried and vomited a lot. She's often been incredibly difficult (about eating, about sleeping, about just about anything in fact) but can also be perfectly adorable, the cutest little pumpkin you ever did see. She's now 4 and 3/4 (as of today, 27 Jan!), tall and skinny, bright as a button and feisty as hell. And I love her to bits.
Now, on to the tagging:
First off, my dear bloggy friend, Cha Cha; then, Betsy who's moving to France (welcome!); then, the Jenn (check out her recipe blog, too, it's great) and, finally, Busted, who probably needs to be tagged to help her fill in her days! Can't wait to see your photos, guys!

7 commentaires:

Cha Cha a dit…

What a gorgeous baby! We can pretend all the yellow is from an old camera.

Thanks for the tag!

Busted a dit…

So precious - thank you for sharing. And thanks for the tag, doing mine now.

Betsy a dit…

Oh. You have to be an organized person to take part. I have no pictures in folders. Only willy nilly in iPhoto. How do I get around that. Make it up? Thanks for tagging me and letting me know i'm supposed to put my pictures in folders. That's as likely to happen as me regularly updating my personal blog.:)

minniemama68 a dit…

Hi!!!! Thanks for reading my blog. Please send me your e-mail address so that I can mail your interview questions....Thanks.

Sheri

minniemama68 a dit…

Hi!!! I figured out what we could do. Go look on the comment area in my blog, under my interview area. Hope this works....

Mrs C a dit…

The photo looks vintage actually. Not jaundiced. I remember my little son under that lamp. I was a wreck. He slept like a... baby.

sue a dit…

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