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I have a cold for the first time in a long time. I haven't been properly sick since at least before I started trying to have a baby back in May 2004, and I'd had a good stretch of health before that, it's just that I started noticing when I started trying for a baby because being sick might have messed up my cycle if it happened. Ha. Little did I know. But now I have the baby, whom I traveled with on crowded airplanes over Thanksgiving, whilst forgetting my vitamins and not drinking enough water, so of course I am sick. Duh. But not very sick, thank goodness.

Tuesday saw the first instance of be being on a conference call at work while pumping. It was only a matter of time, especially since the rooms at work are in enough demand that one should not miss one's slot. Thank goodness for the mute button. I've been on the phone a whole lot lately, and the trend will continue for a while. I'm hoping this translates directly into job security.

Phoenix still loves his cousin.

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Margaret needs to learn to roll higher, unless she intends to play GURPS.

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jaedian From: jaedian Date: December 4th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome to parenthood! I wasn't getting sick much until I had kids. Having a child under 2 seems to be the worst. You don't get as much sleep, and with nursing I have to guess my immune system is lower. And they conveniently catch and concentrate germs for you.

And when they start school..., well lots more germs for them to concentrate for ya!

And planes are notorious germ dispensers, especially in the winter. Not sure what the solution is there. My inlaws got sick shortly after flying in last winter. Needless to say we all had it before they left.
psychohist From: psychohist Date: December 5th, 2008 03:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I used to get a bad cold every time I flew, which was a problem since my job at the time involved a lot of travel. At some point I started (a) making sure I got a beverage every time they were offered, which was back then was frequently, and (b) using up a new toothbrush and razor on every trip. That helped a lot.

Now, of course, you have to bring your own water onto the plane, which water has to be bought after going through security. It's much more of a hassle, but it's still worth it.
readsalot From: readsalot Date: December 5th, 2008 03:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Security at one airport in Japan had a little scanner that they'd put your bottle of water in; if it passed you were free to go. My Japanese was not sufficient to ask what it was, but I keep hoping that the US airports will get that.
kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: December 5th, 2008 05:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Or, you know, stop being scared of water.
readsalot From: readsalot Date: December 5th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not going to expect that any time soon.

The people in Japan were really very nice--one of the guys in my group had a metal fork/knife/spoon set in his carry-on that he'd totally forgotten to pack, and they found a way for him to have it checked through.
psychohist From: psychohist Date: December 5th, 2008 07:28 am (UTC) (Link)
I remember at one point they just asked me to take a drink from the bottle. Maybe they changed that when they realized suicide bombers might willing to hold a mouthful of nitroglycerine in their mouth until they could get to a bathroom and spit it out or something.

I will say that the TSA guys are much better than they used to be, especially the ones in Utah. The Boston based Delta people were better than the ones in Salt Lake City, though.
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