Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Last Days (and help wanted)

These are my final days as a mother of just one child. 

I'm anticipating a lot of boring days ahead for Tommy, so I've been trying to do all of "our" favorite things one more time before Little John comes.

We went on one last diaper date at Target.

Although the more I think about it, the more convinced I am that these diaper dates will soon be a weekly thing. Remember how often you change a newborn's diaper?

We also went to Utah County to hang out with my sister. This idea was more about me than him, but after one morning with my totally awesome sister he didn't want to leave and kept asking for "Yucy?" all afternoon.

Katy reads to Lucy & Tommy

Tommy & Lucy have a tea party

Amy sits on the couch growing Little John

Today we holiday-crafted after a movie marathon which included more than 2 showings of "George-Elpant!"

A bottle of glue, some yarn, q-tips and construction paper entertained both of us for at least 17 minutes. We made a skeleton out of q-tips, a pumpkin a spider with a web.

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Q-tips dipped in glue is a big hit with my little "dipper".

This artwork are the reason I've broken my "no crap on the front of the fridge" rule for the first time ever. And it makes me ridiculously happy.

When I reached across the table to take a picture of Tommy's face (without standing up) he ran across the couch to grab me and say "cheese". Clearly I take too many pictures of us.

But here's the thing: by this time next week we 2 will be 3. And while I simply cannot wait to meet Little John and help Tommy count his tiny little toes, my heart breaks for the last of these days where Tommy and I take over the world. 

So tell me this mothers of (at least) 2. What did you do that you loved or not do that you wish you did just one more time before your 2nd was born?


  1. I took Porter for a day of all of his favorites. I made the day all about him and what he would want to fill the day with. It included going swimming at the pool, eating ice cream and going to play at the park and watching his favorite show (Cars at the time). I was completely exhausted by the end of it, but I remember that he smiled and giggled and laughed the entire day.
    By the way, you are a beautiful pregnant lady, and we need to get together one of these days.

  2. I wished we had one more picnic in the park. I loved those with my baby girl!

  3. I honestly can't remember feeling like I wished I'd done more with Emilie. I was so excited for her to have a sister that I guess I didn't really think about it! And I was quitting my job so I was going to be able to do more with her then ever before! But looking back on it, Maren was the best gift I could ever give her! So treasure this time with Tommy...but remember you are giving him a best friend for life! Best gift ever!

  4. i am with linda, i can't think of anything i wish i would have done with cole. but i do remember being sad and nostalgic about cole not being my "only baby" anymore... i think it's totally normal.
    but linda is right, when he gets here you'll probably only think about how awesome it is to be a family of 4 and giving tommy his new best friend for life. i LOVE watching my boys interact and play together. they love each other. it is the sweetest thing in the world.

  5. I know I haven't commented in a while, but I just wanted to say good luck! Tommy will be a great big brother, and I'm sure Little John will be perfect.

    You'll be a wonderful mommy of two. :)

  6. Are you talking about Curious George 2 the one with Kayla the Elephant because my kids have been glued to that this week too!

  7. @ Kristina Yep. That's the one. :D Fortunately I really like the soundtrack so it doesn't drive me nuts.


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