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Posted on Tuesday, January 14 2003 at 12:09:04 PM by TreeSprite
Saw this and had to share!


12:09:04 PM
Some of the ways having a second and third child differs from having your first...

Clothes:
1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your OB/GYN confirms your pregnancy.
2nd baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.
3rd baby: Your maternity clothes ARE your regular clothes.

Baby's Name:
1st baby: You pore over baby-name books and practice pronouncing and writing combinations of all your favorites.
2nd baby: Someone has to name his or her kid after your great-aunt Bertha, right? It might as well be you.
3rd baby: You open a name book, close your eyes, and see where your finger points.

Prenatal preparation:
1st baby: You practice your breathing religiously.
2nd baby: You don't bother practicing because you remember that last time, breathing didn't do a thing.
3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in your 8th month.

Layette:
1st baby: You pre-wash your newborn's clothes, color-coordinate them, and fold them neatly in the baby's little bureau.
2nd baby: You check to make sure that the clothes are clean and discard only the ones with the darkest stains.
3rd baby: Boys can wear pink, can't they?

Going Out:
1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter, you call home 5 times.
2nd baby: Just before you walk out the door, you remember to leave a number where you can be reached.
3rd baby: You leave instructions for the sitter to call only if she sees blood.

At Home:
1st baby: You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby.
2nd baby: You spend a bit of every day watching to be sure your older child isn't squeezing, poking, or hitting the baby.
3rd baby: You spend a little bit of every day hiding from the children.


12:55:48 PM
Things are a bit rough right now, I hope you all don't mind my silly entry above. I couldn't think of anything to talk about today that I really want to share with everyone just now. Making this journal is hard for me... I can't decide exactly how much I want to share with "Everyone" in the world. I'll be honest, I'm actually a rather private person. I don't share much of my experience of life with just anyone... I've learned through the years that it either annoys, or bores them. I much prefer to get to know people first before opening up. I wonder a lot of the time at how that makes others see me. Do they see me as shy, or just plain rude??? Oh well, it may take time to know me well, but at least I know that those who stick around long enough to get to know me will really be interested in knowing me.

TreeSprite


04:15:14 PM
I just noticed that my Blog entries haven't been posting properly this week. Those of you who may have been looking for them... like Frimlin... can scroll down and read the ones you've missed. Sorry everyone!

Posted on Wednesday, January 15 2003 at 11:46:30 PM by TreeSprite
Yep, being up latenight will produce strange behaviours!


11:46:30 PM
I went here: The Elvish Name Generator,
and here: The Hobbit Name Generator. Here's my Elvish name: Larien Idril Sindanárië-Oronrá
Here's my Hobbit name: Azaelia Daisy Bracegirdle-Smallburrows of Sandydowns (formerly of Nobottle)
Here's my nickname (TreeSprite) in Elvish: EáránëSéregon
Here's my nickname (TreeSprite) in Hobbit: PollyBrockhouse of Loamsdown

Posted on Thursday, January 16 2003 at 07:26:43 AM by TreeSprite
Have you ever noticed how things always seem to happen all at once?


07:26:43 AM
Well, have you? I mean... you are just going along minding your own business when, BAM! Someone calls on the phone and suddenly your well made plans go right out the window because all of a sudden you have something to do that you didn't expect. Sometimes it's good news, and sometimes not, but either way it means you are suddenly busy, busy, busy. Then as if that isn't enough the phone rings again. "Hello, Mrs. Knight?" Yes, this is she. "Hi, this is the school nurse, could you come pick up your child? She's throwing up, and we are really not equipped to handle that." Oh, yay! "Yes, I'll be there in a few minutes!" It's that whole, (as my mother says) "Well my whole day has gone to heck in a hand basket!" thing. Not that I don't feel for my child since she's sick, but this is inconvenient on top of what has already been dropped in my lap.
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