Being a mom: Baby 1 vs Baby 3
Is there a difference between baby number 1 and baby number 3? Yes, some things do change – mom starts to chill! Here are some other tongue-in-cheek changes.
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The difference between baby no. 1 and baby no. 3... Some things do change - mom starts to CHILL!

Your Clothes:

1st baby:

You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your doctor confirms your pregnancy.

2nd baby:

You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.

3rd baby:

Your maternity clothes ARE your regular clothes.

Preparing for the Birth:

1st baby:

You practice your breathing religiously.

2nd baby:

You don’t bother because you remember that last time, breathing didn’t do a thing.

3rd baby:

You ask for an epidural in your 8th month.

The Layette:

1st baby:

You pre-wash newborn’s clothes, colour-coordinate them, and fold them neatly in the baby’s little bureau.

2nd baby:

You check to make sure that the clothes are clean and discard only the ones 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 the baby up when her wails threaten to wake your firstborn.

3rd baby:

You teach your 3-year-old how to rewind the mechanical swing...

Pacifier:

1st baby:

If the pacifier falls on the floor, you put it away until you can go home and wash and boil it.

2nd baby:

When the pacifier falls on the floor, you squirt it off with some juice from the baby’s bottle.

3rd baby:

You wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in.

Nappies

1st baby:

You change your baby’s nappy every hour, whether they need it or not.

2nd baby:

You change their nappy every 2 to 3 hours, if needed.

3rd baby:

You try to change their nappy before others start to complain about the smell or you see it sagging to their knees.

Activities

1st baby:

You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, Baby Swing, and Baby Story Hour.

2nd baby:

You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics.

3rd baby:

You take your infant to the supermarket and the dry cleaner.

Going Out

1st baby:

The first time you leave your baby with a sitter, you call home every 5 times.

2nd baby:

Just before you walk out the door, you remember to leave a 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.

Swallowing coins (a favourite):

1st child:

When first child swallows a coin, you rush the child to the hospital and demand x-rays.

2nd child:

When second child swallows a coin, you carefully watch for the coin to pass.

3rd child:

When third child swallows a coin you deduct it from his allowance!

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