Your firstborn is becoming a beautiful toddler right before your eyes, so you're aching for another baby. Since you're a seasoned vet at child rearing, you probably won't rely on books to get you through this pregnancy. You know things are going to be just as great, if not better, with the new baby. But that dream is crushed as soon as you see the positive test. From less sleep to more lenient rules, parenting really is different the second time around. Here's why:
You share the news with your friends, and none of them care.
Since it's your second time, you don't need to follow every rule in the pregnancy books.
And after experiencing childbirth once, you know to say yes to the epidural this time.
When your first baby cried, you ran to his side. You tend to ignore this one's tears.