These two links to fantastic mommy blogger Scary Mommy's blog were posted on Facebook by friends this week. They both struck such a chord, as I'm in the middle of experiencing both of these!
♥ The Terrible Threes - this is a list of ten reasons why age three is more terrible than age two.
Thank goodness Mia isn't much of a temper tantrum thrower, *touch wood*, but oh gosh, I really had to laugh at the fact that at 2, they're still in nappies, and at 3, the world revolves around their bladders and bowels. Too funny. Also dictating the grocery food list - it happens often that while unpacking at the counter, I come across items I did not pack into the trolley!
The two that I identified with most, was how they insist to choose their own clothes - although thankfully Mia doesn't look like a "pint-sized mental institution inhabitant", LOL, she prefers to look like a princess every day, in a dress and fancy shoes! The other one is how, a year ago, I would do things for her, saving lots of time, whereas now, she insists on doing things herself, and everything just takes soooooo much longer that way. Mostly I'm quite patient, but have my moments of losing it. ;-)
♥ Differences between first and second pregnancy
Oh how I enjoyed this list, I identified with every single one of these differences, so glad to see it's quite normal to be this way!
Literally, after the last scan, it was a week later that I found the photo the doctor had printed out for me, and I remembered to show it to Wyn!
Ditto @ the BabyCentre emails, I subscribed to them again, and just check how many weeks pregnant I am, and then delete the email. ;-)
Hmm, have been quite good with taking bump piccies, but definitely not as much as first pregnancy!
I giggled at the nursery preparation one - during Mia's pregnancy I also went craft crazy and DIY crazy. I do have a plan for a canvas painting for Ella's room, that's something at least!
* * Edit:
I wanted to add this one as well, that my friend Debs mentioned now.
It's a post called Before you were "mommy" - and it's such a beautiful reminder that we all need sometimes. "Remember the two that made the family. You are a team. Every single day." Love love love this!