Babies, that is. Yup, around this grand ol' blogosphere there's something in the water, and we're all celebrating. Some of the grand-dames of the blogging world, Her Bad Mother, Mrs. Chicky and Mrs. Chicken to be specific, are expanding their broods and looking for all the advice/assvice they can get.
Some terrific ladies have arranged a shower - a virtual one, that is - with donations! And prizes! And lots and lots of terrific advice/assvice!
To wit, I offer a formula, guaranteed to save hours of your time otherwise spent sterilizing, washing sippys and bottles, and running to the cupboard for more fishy crackers:
5 second rule x 2 kids* = 10 second rule.
* for your own personalized calculation, multiply by the number of children. Husbands and partners can be included where applicable.
Ok, but seriously? Follow your instincts - you know what's best. And wherever possible try to check the guilt at the door. I know, easier said than done. Yes, the first baby might not get as much attention now, but you are giving them a sibling and a whole new range of experiences. And the second child? They might not get as much attention as the first, but the attention that they do get comes from a more experienced, wiser, more laid back mommy. (And that checking the guilt at the door thing extends to the blogging world too... we're all here, pressure-free, when you're ready, and when you need us.)
Here's to all your lovely babies, to the amazing older-siblings-to-be, to the partners and to the stories to come. Best of luck ladies!