Last night I took some time to fill in Lauren's baby book. I hadn't written anything in it up until now. I have always heard the saying that with your first child you have every detailed moment written down and millions of pictures, with your second you have some, and with your third you have hardly any pictures or milestones written down (and most thirds don't even have a baby book!)
I always swore I would never be that way!
BUT...I said that BB (before babies). And, of course, now I have to eat my words.
With Sean, I kept his baby book out on the table and wrote in it immediately when something new happened. I would take 20 pictures of the same exact pose, and print all of them for his album.
With, Nathan, I would update his baby book every time he had a well check appointment. I took pictures, but I don't have albums filled of him in the exact same pose.
Now with Lauren, I just wrote in her baby book for the first time. I do take pictures, but I don't have any in albums yet.
When I heard people say this, I would think "how awful of them" and "that poor third baby"! But now that I am a mother of three, I think things just go this way because #1 I am so busy and #2 I saw how fast time went with the first two babies and I would rather hold my baby or play with my boys then making sure that I have the exact date of the first smile recorded, or all my pictures are in perfect order in the family albums.
Instead of just trying to capture every single moment, I want to live in every single moment.