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Thread: Parenthood Changes Everything.

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    Yes, parenthood changes everything. But parenthood also changes with each baby. Here are some of the ways having a second and third child differs from having your first:

    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.

    THE BABY'S NAME:
    1st baby: You pore over baby-name books and practice pronouncing and writing combinations of all your favorites.
    2nd baby: Someone has to name their kid after your great-aunt Mavis, right? It might as well be you.
    3rd baby: You open a name book, close your eyes, and see where your finger falls. Bimaldo? Perfect!

    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.

    THE LAYETTE:
    1st baby: You prewash 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?

    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.

    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 cleaners.

    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.

    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.

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    I love these. And my favorite -

    pacifiers
    1st baby - when itpacifier falls on the floor, you pick it up, sterilize it and give it back to baby.
    2nd baby - pick it up, wipe it on your shirt and give it back to baby.
    3rd baby - let the dog get it

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    Been there, done that!!!

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    :thumbup: :thumbup: and tealady's too :)

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    Haha! These are great :) The baby boy (three-months-old) I'm taking care of now actually does wear pink around the house.

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    These are so funny. Thanks

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    YUP SO TRUE

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    so true....

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    This actually explains a few things (not being a mother myself).

    You see .... I'm the 4th child!!!!

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    Too true....and with each of thesedifferences, we develop the child differently. My oldest is very cautious, safety oriented. My 2nd is mid ways. And my third is free, wild, fun loving....nurture does change nature to cettain degrees

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    This actually explains a few things (not being a mother myself).

    You see .... I'm the 4th child!!!!
    And, i'm a 5th!!! I totally understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    This actually explains a few things (not being a mother myself).

    You see .... I'm the 4th child!!!!
    And, i'm a 5th!!! I totally understand.
    5th here also.

    They forgot:
    1. TONS of pictures with the first
    2. About half as many with the second and half of those have the first in them
    3. The 3rd - school pictures, and birthdays which have all children in it

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    First baby...."Oh, darling, let Mommy kiss your boo-boo well."

    Second or third baby.."Go around the house and come in the kitchen door so you won't bleed on my new carpet."

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    so true and so cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    First baby...."Oh, darling, let Mommy kiss your boo-boo well."

    Second or third baby.."Go around the house and come in the kitchen door so you won't bleed on my new carpet."
    Lol

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    My first has a baby book pretty much filled out - at least for 4 years. Then baby No. 2 came - he got a book but nothing has been filled out - he is 41 now. Baby No. 3 did not even get a book!

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    DD was due today, with No.2 I have already seen how her 'grand parenting ideas' have eroded over the last 2 years. (Don't get me wrong, as and NICU nurse, she was way more 'relaxed' than a lot of moms but still, she has had her little quirks).

    This child might just have a chance of being normal. Just wish the wee thing would decide to make an appearance!!

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    Too funny. One was enough for me. LOL

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