1st Child, 2nd Child, 3rd Child

Monday, 26 May 2008

Being a parent changes everything. But being a parent also changes with
each baby. Here are some of the ways having a second and third child is
different from having your first.

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.
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Preparing for the Birth
1st baby: You practice your breathing religiously.
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 your 8th month.
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The Layette
1st baby: You pre-wash your 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 and discard
only the ones with the darkest stains.
3rd baby: Boys can wear pink, can't they?
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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.
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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.
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Diapering
1st baby: You change your baby's diapers every hour, whether they need it
or not.
2nd baby: You change their diaper every 2 to 3 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.
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Activities
1st baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, BabySwing, 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.
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Going Out
1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter, you call home
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.
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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.
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Swallowing Coins
1st child: when first child swallows a coin, you rush the child to the
hospital and demand x-rays.
2nd child: when 2nd child swallows a coin, you carefully watch for coin to
pass.
3rd child: when 3rd child swallows a coin you deduct it from his
allowance

Posted by hAiRiL/spiderman_pink at 23:32  

2 comments:

"3rd baby: You try to change their diaper before others start to complain
about the smell or you see it sagging to their knees."

THATS DISGUSTING HAHAHA.

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

And thats just plain evil. Haha.

All I can say is, i'm glad i'm a first child! Heehee. :)

alfaqeer said...
27 May 2008 at 1:37 pm  

related post:
http://hairilabubakar.blogspot.com/2008/02/tips-keselamatan-untuk-menjaga-bayi.html

applies to 1st, 2nd, 3rd .. 9999999999999999999999999999999999th child.

bet you must have at least gone through one of those XD

lets see how you handle your children eh. there's some truth in this posting, especially the diapering part if not all huhu

27 May 2008 at 2:34 pm  

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