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1st, 2nd and 3rd child

Too funny, and yeah, alot of truth to this one!

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 maternity clothes ARE your regular clothes.

Preparing for the Birth:
1st baby: You practice your breathing religiously.

2nd baby: You don't bother practicing because you remember breathing
didn't do a thing.

3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in your eighth month.

The Layette:

1st baby: You pre-wash newborn's clothes, color-coordinate them, and
fold them neatly in the baby's little bureau.

2nd baby: You check to make sure that the clothes are clean &discard
only the ones with the darkest stains.

3rd baby: Boys can wear pink, can't they?


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 their wails threaten to wake your

3rd baby: You teach your three-year-old how to rewind the mechanical


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.


1st baby: You change your baby's diapers every hour, whether they need
it or not.

2nd baby: You change their diaper every two to three hours, if needed.
3rd baby: You try to change their diaper before others start to complain
about the smell or you see it sagging to their knees.


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 five 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

At Home:

1st baby: You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby.

2nd baby: You spend a bit of everyday 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 favorite):
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
coin to pass.

3rd child: when third child swallows a coin you deduct it from his

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lorioz lorioz 7 years 36 weeks
This is hilarious and so true!
eu eu 7 years 36 weeks
I'm sending this to my friends with newborn babies.
eu eu 7 years 36 weeks
bluesuze bluesuze 7 years 36 weeks
I"ll have to add your photos one on to it, sofi. That way if I ever use it again it will be on there. Thanks!
sofi sofi 7 years 36 weeks
You can make any place educational, right? Lots to learn and play with in the market ;)
bluesuze bluesuze 7 years 36 weeks
Oh man, you guys wanna know what's bad? I kept up with my first son's memory book, but with my 18 month old, I think I have like 2 pages done. I feel really guilty about it, actually. And the pictures thing, sofi, is totally right! I had to laugh out loud about the 3rd child, "you take him to the drycleaners and the supermarket" :ROTFL: :ROTFL:
sofi sofi 7 years 36 weeks
:oops: what the heck are 'scarpbooks'? I meant scrapbooks :)
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 7 years 36 weeks
It all gets a lot more relaxed with the third! Funny post.
sofi sofi 7 years 36 weeks
hehe... this is absolutely true!!! I have another one about pictures: 1st: You take photos of every little movement, 'firsts', and any 'awww' moments that get organized in scarpbooks. 2nd: You take pictures mainly during the holidays and just email them to the family 3rd: You find old, extra pictures of your other children and try to pass them off as the younger sibling :)
GirlC GirlC 7 years 36 weeks
Love this.