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Odds and sods relating to the baby [Aug. 24th, 2008|09:30 pm]
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Just a bunch of bits and pieces, some of which I forgot to comment on yesterday.

* Text Message from Sharon last night - Meconium! And vomit. Bub is rather indignant at the indignities of a working digestive system ;-)

* During the labour, Sharon listened to the Space Capades CD twice. It was the only music CD she listened to.

* I rather enjoy laying back with Lex asleep on my bare chest.

* Sharon refused to let me name him William Hartnell Oz, even though I explained that that would make his intials W.H.O., which would be very cool!

* She also refused to let me name him Spuds McGinty.

* It feels weird to not be able to celebrate with Mitch and Mondy. I miss them very much. I would probably miss them less if I were better at keeping in contact with them.

* I have already had conversations with other adults that contained information about Lex's bowel movements. I am offically the parent of a baby.

* My mother has obviously forgotten anything she ever knew about babies.

* My mother was also rather surprised to learn I had changed Lex's first nappy. She is still dealing with the idea that I will be changing Lex. Apparently my dad never changed me.

* Sharon comes home Tuesday.

* I could happily photograph pregnant women all day long.

* Hespa will make a great aunty.

* I wish dad was here to see his grandson. I like the idea that he knows, but my logical brain tends to hold to the notion death is the end.

* I went out today and picked up three newspapers from yesterday to keep for Lex. I find the newspaper kept for me by my father fascinating to glance at.

* I am not riding my trike this week. Since I am already tired and I want to be in a good state to help out Sharon, I don't want to risk wiping myself out any further.

* However, I shall be going swimming tomorrow.

* My chocolate cigars are at the Post Office. This is good because Bill and Diane who work there would have been given one each anyway.

* I'm still tired, being stroke boy made the whole support Sharon thing extra tiring for me. Sharon is doing rather well.

* Lex's first episode of Doctor Who will be ep. 1 of Dalek Invasion of Earth. It's what I'm up to, and I'm waiting until he's home before I watch it. He will probably be asleep on my chest through it, but it counts.

* I still have to get an email written up to send out to people.

* We have finally decided that yes, his name will be Alexander, though we will pretty much always call him Lex. And never Xander.

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[User Picture]From: drjon
2008-08-24 12:37 pm (UTC)
...my logical brain tends to hold to the notion death is the end.

No-one can deny it's an end. And here you are, at a beginning, as well.

Cheers. I hope you're well.
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[User Picture]From: mondyboy
2008-08-24 12:50 pm (UTC)
Alexander is a lovely name.
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[User Picture]From: rachelholkner
2008-08-24 12:55 pm (UTC)
Alexander is an excellent name - my brother's in fact! But he's definitely a Xander. (From about 15 years before BtVS too.)
Is Lex a Who reference? (showing my ignorance) Or Superman?
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-08-24 01:55 pm (UTC)
Sharon's grandfather is Alexander, and my grandmother was Alexandrovna, so we originally figured on one of those two, depending on the gender, and if the baby felt like an Alexander. He doesn't feel quite like an Alexander, but he does feel like a Lex. Turns out Alexander was also mum's uncle's name.

As to references I do tend to think of Lex Luthor from Superman, Alexander the Great, Alexander De Large from Clockwork Orange, and the Lexx, from Lexx. Lexx is the inspiration for the new Lex icon.

I actually like Xander. When I first heard it I thought it was an interesting variant. But Buffy's buggered the name for a little while.
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[User Picture]From: treehouseman
2008-08-24 01:24 pm (UTC)
And a belated congratulations to the both of you!
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[User Picture]From: damienps
2008-08-24 01:39 pm (UTC)

Our brains must work very similarly . . .

Late last night I was thinking of mentioning calling him Alexander.
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[User Picture]From: logansrogue
2008-08-24 02:12 pm (UTC)
Alexander is one of my *favourite* names! I use it a lot in fiction. And if I ever had a boy, it'd be one of the names on the list. Except I'd just call the kid "Alex". Cause I like that name.

But dude - BEAUTIFUL BABY. Oh my GOD, it does my head in!

And listen to the wise drjon. *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: purrdence
2008-08-24 02:44 pm (UTC)
Pregnant women are quite sexy... I've been trying for weeks to come up with a L&H post that says that without me sounding a bit creepy and freaking out the pregnant women I know...
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[User Picture]From: mistress_wench
2008-08-24 04:08 pm (UTC)
To avoid being peed on by my boy, I was told the trick was to hold the nappy on until last moment and then get everything done asap. Thankfully he's never peed on me in that comical-for-everyone-else-but-me way, but he has leaked poop :/
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-08-25 12:54 am (UTC)
So far through sheer chance, I have missed out on poo. I was all geared up for it yesterday, but clean nappies the whole time.

See, adult conversations about poo. I'm a parent.
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From: gutter_monkey
2008-08-24 05:16 pm (UTC)
Lex's first episode of Doctor Who will be ep. 1 of Dalek Invasion of Earth. It's what I'm up to, and I'm waiting until he's home before I watch it. He will probably be asleep on my chest through it, but it counts.

Your next difficult decision will be how quickly you can show him episodes 4 - 6 of Star Wars, and how long you can put off showing him eps 1 -3.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-08-25 12:59 am (UTC)
You want to know the really difficult thing? My anal retentive nature means I want to show him the films in order 1-6. My storyteller, film-buff side wants to show him the films in 'proper' order 4-6, 1-3 because otherwise that big moment where we find out who Luke's father is in Empire will lose all it's impact.

I suspect storyteller will win.
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From: tillianion
2008-08-24 09:56 pm (UTC)
Belated congratulations, and glad to hear you're both already having loads of fun with the parenting - kids are so cute but you need to keep your sense of humour to survive :)
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[User Picture]From: kaths
2008-08-24 10:20 pm (UTC)
I really do like that name.

Clara's first SF has been Babylon 5 - we're up to season 3 now during feeds.

And yes, people do forget all the details about very young babies, even those who only had one a few years ago!
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-08-25 01:02 am (UTC)
It's good that you like your future son-in-law's name ;-)
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[User Picture]From: kattilz
2008-08-24 10:55 pm (UTC)
I love the name Alexander, it means when Lex is in school and doesn't like the long name he can choose what he likes to be called. Also if at home you just call him Lex when he is in serious trouble you yell 'Alexander'! hehehehe

glad all is so far going well
hugs and kisses

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[User Picture]From: fearofemeralds
2008-08-24 11:47 pm (UTC)
Alexander is a great name. ;-)

Of course, you realise that, in 12-14 years times when he's entering the whole evil teenage boy rebellion phase, the fact that you've called him Lex all his life will mean that he will naturally turn around and demand to be called Xander instead. :-)
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-08-25 01:05 am (UTC)
It is a good name, but Spuds McGinty is pretty darn fine also.

The most potent act of rebellion he could manage would be to become a Liberal-voting accountant.
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From: leecetheartist
2008-08-25 01:19 am (UTC)
I have an idea that Sascha is the Russian diminutive for the Russian version of Alexander too.

Big, heartfelt congratulations to you all from me and Rob.
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[User Picture]From: julesmond
2008-08-25 03:01 am (UTC)
Mazel Tov - such a cute baby!

And Mondy is quite jealous, so keep your eye on Lex!
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-08-25 03:17 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Funny thinking of Mondy being jealous of a bub. He'd make such a great dad, and you'd rock, too... though not as a dad :)

All going well we'll hit Melbourne in 6-8 weeks, so we can test Mondy's clucky-factor then ;)

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