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  • May 17, 2007

    Wow. You just described my experience perfectly.

    I sat up one night sobbing my way through a roll of toilet paper in those early days with kiddo No. 1.

    My maternity leave with the second was so much better.

    Sometimes I feel guilty about that though—that I was so much more relaxed with baby No. 2. Like maybe my first was short-changed because her mother was too busy freaking out or drifting through the house in a nursing gown, weeping.

    Great post.

  • May 17, 2007

    So sweet.  Isn’t time a great gift in these matters?  I had many of the same issues immediately after having my first child.  For me, it did get easier with each child.  By baby #4 I almost felt normal and human within the first week. smile
    LB is beautiful.  You have clearly done somethig right, if she is already reserving a special lovey for the new baby.  Can’t wait to see him when he comes and you are back to blogging.

  • May 17, 2007

    I give that little crying on the bathroom floor advice out at every baby shower I go to. It’s not only OK. It’s a necessity when you’re a mom. I still do it now and my youngest is five [but actually I find myself on the bathroom floor more now because of the teenager years..oh they are so fun].

    LB is such a cutie patootie!

  • May 17, 2007

    So very sweet! I’m excited to see how things go with this next one.  My second was much easier than my first, and seemed to actually balance me out hormonally-and I was much happier.  I hope the same for you.

  • May 18, 2007

    Awwww.  I’m glad I’m not pregnant otherwise I’d be all weepy.
    On a sidenote, I’m glad we’re not the only ones who’ve given their toddler (tastes) of beer.  wink

  • May 18, 2007

    and my fat preggo tears begin to flow.  thanks for making it such a sappy morning.

  • May 18, 2007

    Well, if you’re missing your new mom self at any point after August, you’re welcome to live it vicariously through me. I have no doubt whatsoever that crying on the bathroom floor (not to mention the kitchen counter, the living room rug and the back seat of my own car) will probably be a daily practice for a while.

    While I’m terrified about all the things that will lead me to those crying jags, your post also helped me focus a bit on the brighter aspects of this terrifying journey we have begun.

    Thanks!

  • May 18, 2007

    thats precious!

  • Katie Kat
    May 18, 2007

    Oh Les, I just love you!  You always say things in such a beautiful way.  I’m sure it’s difficult right now because you REMEMBER how hard it was with LB, and you’re not sure it won’t be the same all over again.  I really think that things WILL be different this time because you aren’t that lost, first time mom that you were back then.  And you have already been tested and made it through in GRAND fashion!  I’m excited for you and your little family… adding on a new member who is so wanted and already so loved.  You’ll be fine.  And LB will always have a sibling to torture… I mean RELY ON.  smile 

    And I love you because you have a picture of LB trying beer!  We have almost the identical picture of B drinking from daddy’s beer, and I always worry that if people see it, they’ll call child protective services on me!  But YOU, oh brave, silly, wonderful blog goddess, YOU have allayed my fears.  I mean, at least I know you’ll be in the prison visiting room with me when our little ones come to see us in “bad mommy jail.”  smile

    Anyway, you’re in the home stretch and I’m so glad we get to share this all with you.  Thanks!!!  (and hang in there!)

  • Katie Kat
    May 18, 2007

    P.S.  I swear to God LB is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen… from day ONE she was a little pixie!  I could just eat her with a spoon!!!!  smile

  • May 18, 2007

    Wahhhh….sniff, sniff.  That is beautiful.  Makes me want to have another baby (in two years). 

    It’s nuts how these babies evolve so quickly.  Your family is beautiful.

  • May 18, 2007

    Awww, beautiful girl. The tears are STINGING the back of my eyeballs right now. Stinging. Your relationship with her won’t change with Baby’s arrival, don’t worry. It’ll just get better. smile I worry/think about this a lot (and i’m not even pg).

    Loved seeing pictures of little cuite patootie!

  • mdvelazquez
    May 18, 2007

    Beautiful!

  • texasbelle
    May 18, 2007

    another lovely tribute.

  • May 18, 2007

    This is such a wonderful posts!  A little funny, a little love, a lot of great!

  • May 19, 2007

    How completely wonderful.  You’re lucky to have each other.

  • May 19, 2007

    Oh shoot ~ now why did you have to go and make me cry??

    She’s lovely, Mrs. Flinger! Simply lovely!

  • May 19, 2007

    I love it. That photo of you at your laptop with tiny LB in your lap is priceless.

    Awww mama you are going to do just fine. Just fine.

  • May 19, 2007

    Love it!  Another one to take out and read over and over.

  • May 20, 2007

    So sweet! I agree, things will be different this time. Becoming a first time mom changes just about EVERYTHING! It’s a huge adjustment. Now your a pro and you have the tools to handle ANYTHING that comes your way! LB is going to be the best big sister. She is going to be your little sidekick and mommy’s helper. You’ll never have to get up to grab another diaper again! So don’t worry about not giving her the attention she needs. You will love her even more (if thats humanly possible, she’s so flippin’ cute)when you see how she is with her little brother. Much love to you Leslie! I just cant wait to see that little boy of yours :o) XOXO

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