First Child, Second Child, Third

How Motherhood Progresses as the Family Increases



Your Clothes
1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your OB-GYN confirms your pregnancy.
2nd baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.
3rd baby: Your regular clothes ARE your maternity clothes.

The Baby's Name

1st baby: You pore over baby name books and practice pronouncing and writing combinations of all your favorites.
2nd baby: Someone has to name their kid after great-aunt Mavis, right? It might as well be you.
3rd baby: You open a name book, close your eyes, and see where your finger falls. Bimaldo? Sounds good to me!


Preparing for birth

1st baby: You practice your breathing regularly.
2nd baby: You don't bother practicing because you remember that last time, breathing didn't do a thing.
3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in the 8th month.

Clothing

1st baby: You prewash your newborn's clothes, color-coordinate them and fold them neatly in the baby's little bureau.
2nd baby: You check to make sure the clothes are clean and discard only those with the darkest stains.
3rd baby: Boys can wear pink, can't they??

Worries

1st baby: At the first sign of distress--a whimper, a frown--you pick up the baby.
2nd baby: You pick up the baby when her wails threaten to wake your firstborn.
3rd baby: You teach your 3 yr old how to rewind the mechanical swing.

Activities

1st baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, Baby Swim and Baby Story Hour.
2nd baby: Your take your infant to Baby Gymnastics.
3rd baby: You take your infant to the supermarket and the dry cleaners.

Going Out

1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter, you call home five times.
2nd baby: Just before you walk out the door, you remember to leave number where you can be reached.
3rd baby: You leave instructions for the sitter to call only if she sees blood.

At Home

1st baby You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby.
2nd baby You spend a bit of every day watching to be sure your older child isn't squeezing, poking or hitting the baby.
3rd baby You spend a little bit of every day hiding from the children.


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2 comments:

  1. Hahaha that's great. It is very obvious that this is my first baby, haha

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  2. Awesome! I am joining the fun!!!
    xx
    Mrs. Muffins

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