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The Difference Between First, Second, and Third Babies

The game telephone may have been popular back in grammar school, but grown women get all kinds of information passed to them via email or word of mouth. Some forwards ring more true than others. If you want to share those sentiments or any of your own realizations about motherhood, join The Mommy Club over in our LilSugar community. User Bluesuze posted this one about subsequent kids that is sure to tickle your funny bone!

First baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your OB/GYN
confirms your pregnancy.
Second baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.
Third baby: Your maternity clothes ARE your regular clothes.

Preparing For the Birth:
First baby: You practice your breathing religiously.
Second baby: You don't bother practicing because you remember breathing
didn't do a thing.
Third baby: You ask for an epidural in your eighth month.


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The Layette:
First baby: You prewash newborn's clothes, color coordinate them, and
fold them neatly in the baby's little bureau.
Second baby: You check to make sure that the clothes are clean and discard
only the ones with the darkest stains.
Third baby: Boys can wear pink, can't they?

To see what happens when it comes to worries and swallowing coins,


First baby: At the first sign of distress — a whimper, a frown — you pick up
the baby.
Second baby: You pick the baby up when their wails threaten to wake your
Third baby: You teach your 3-year-old how to rewind the mechanical

First baby: If the pacifier falls on the floor, you put it away until you
can go home and wash and boil it.
Second baby: When the pacifier falls on the floor, you squirt it off with
some juice from the baby's bottle.
Third baby: You wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in.

First baby: You change your baby's diapers every hour, whether they need
it or not.
Second baby: You change their diaper every two to three hours, if needed.
Third baby: You try to change their diaper before others start to complain
about the smell or you see it sagging to their knees.

First baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, Baby Swing, and Baby
Story Hour.
Second baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics.
Third baby: You take your infant to the supermarket and the dry cleaner.

Going Out:
First baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter, you call
home five times.
Second baby: Just before you walk out the door, you remember to leave a
number where you can be reached.
Third baby: You leave instructions for the sitter to call only if she sees

At Home:
First baby: You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby.
Second baby: You spend a bit of everyday watching to be sure your older
child isn't squeezing, poking, or hitting the baby.
Third baby: You spend a little bit of every day hiding from the children.

Swallowing Coins (a favorite):
First child: when first child swallows a coin, you rush the child to the
hospital and demand X-rays.
Second child: when second child swallows a coin, you carefully watch for
coin to pass.
Third child: when third child swallows a coin you deduct it from his

Source: Flickr User MyAngelG

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Nadia24gv Nadia24gv 7 years
"Third baby: You spend a little bit of every day hiding from the children." LOL! :)
Liss1 Liss1 7 years
Too funny!
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
Haha, that made me laugh. I would so deduct that coi from the allowance. We joke about writing down every penny she costs us and make her pay it back when she turns 18!
Danni99 Danni99 7 years
No lie. My 3rd kid is sitting here at my feet getting pushed in his swing b/c with kid 3, you don't bother replacing the batteries!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
cute :)
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