Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Park City Girls!

Our friend Britany came up from Arizona and organized this get-together of girls from our old Park City ward. We had a great time dining at The Stew Pot in Deer Valley, chatting, and just enjoying each others' company. Thanks girls for a great time! We need to do it more often! We got talking about how things get more and more hectic with each kid and while I am not to 3 yet, I had to pass on this e-mail I got. I find it hilarious - especially since I'm already doing most of the 3rd baby things with my 2nd.


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.
Preparing for the Birth:

1st baby:You practice your breathing religiously.

2nd baby:You don't bother because you remember that last time breathing didn't do a thing.

3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in your eighth month.
The Layette:

1st baby:You pre-wash 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?

1st baby:At the first sign of distress--a whimper, a frown--you pick up the baby.

2nd baby:You pick the baby up when her wails threaten to wake your firstborn.

3rd baby:You teach your three-year-old how to rewind the mechanical swing.

1st baby:If the pacifier falls on the floor, you put it away until you can go home and wash and boil it.

2nd baby:When the pacifier falls on the floor, you squirt it off with some juice from the baby's bottle.

3rd baby:You wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in.

1st baby:You change your baby's diapers every hour, whether they need it or not.

2nd baby:You change their diaper every two to three hours, if needed.

3rd baby:You try to change their diaper before others start to complain about the smell or you see it sagging to their knees.


1st baby:You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, Baby Swing, and Baby Story Hour.

2nd baby:You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics.

3rd baby:You take your infant to the supermarket and the dry cleaner.
Going Out:

1st baby:The first time you leave your baby with a sitter, you call home five 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 everyday 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.
Swallowing Coins:

1st child:When first child swallows a coin, you rush the child to the hospital and demand x-rays.

2nd child:When second child swallows a coin, you carefully watch for the coin to pass.

3rd child:When third child swallows a coin, you deduct it from his allowance.


Ryan and Shannan Hoffman said...

It was great to see you on Tuesday! I had a lot of fun, thanks for sending the pictures. Hope we can plan something again soon.

Ben & Shea Wade said...

Thats funny!! Hey Heidi this is Shea Wade I found your blog through Candie Cox we have a blog to and I am so adding you to my list!!

Anonymous said...

Leif and I laughed so much we woke the baby. Then we sat and read it as he cried. Guess it's the second child thing;) Poor Guy. But he did fall asleep:)

Britany said...

Okay that was so funny!!! Exactly what we were talking about! :)

It was so fun to see you!

Jill P. said...

That list had me laughing out loud. Most of it is so true, but sad too. I can totally relate to the baby activities category. I had Blythe in Little Gym at 10 months and Barrett's never been and he's 3! Happy Birthday to Ireland too.

Brandon and Carly said...

Hey Heidi. I found you on Melissa's Blog! I just wanted to tell you that this is soooo funny, My only question is: the 3rd shild things are pretty bad - - so what does that mean I am doing after my 4th???!!! She's lucky she's still alive!

I have a blog, but it is private. E-mail me at if you want an invite!