Friday, July 24, 2009

Lessons from Tulsa

Number One:

When weighing yourself, you must put the weight all the way into the notch. Let me tell you why this makes a difference.

I was in Tulsa. I went and worked out and the hotel (yay me!) and saw a scale. I stepped on it and adjusted the weights. I was ECSTATIC!!! I hadn't weighed this little since I was in my second trimester with Grayson (yes, folks, I was a tiny first time pregnant lady). Then I realized that the 100 pound weight was just a hair off the notch. I slid it to it's appropriate place and... Whalah! An incredible 13 pounds showed up from nowhere. Amazing, isn't it?

Lesson from Amber: Don't weigh yourself.
Number Two:

I came home from Tulsa and discovered I had a missing baby. In Champer's place was a darling little toddler who resembled Aiden but was more independent, with an increase in motor development, and a decreased need for Mom. I am still grieving over this. Please, in lieu of flowers, send me your infant for a few hours since we are no longer in the business.

Lesson from Amber: If you don't leave, you will never recognize differences. Your baby can remain your baby until he is 15!


Kristina P. said...

Sorry about the instant 13 pounds. What a bummer!

Sell...Party Of 3 said...

Tip from Evonne...just never weigh yourself, avoid scales at ALL cost!

Janessa said...

Let's all boycot (I'm probably not spelling that right) scales! I want to hear more about your trip. I know what you mean about kids growing up a lot if you don't see them for a few days. That totally happened to Parker when I was in the hospital with Connor. I'm sure bringing home a new baby didn't help him seem any younger. Feel free to come visit and borrow a baby for a while. I'll go unpack a few boxes.

Staci said...

I definitely agree with lesson #1! I just don't get on the scale-it saves from disappointment.

Jamie Y said...

ahhh, so funny and so sad. I'm still grieving the fact that I missed out on 13 days of Maddox's baby hood when I abandoned him for the cruise. Glad you got a getaway, can't wait to hear more.

Stephanie Faris said...

I hate those old-timey scales. I just prefer digital. Far less complicated!