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post #1 of 6
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First, Second and Third Child....

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 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 pre-wash newborn's clothes,
color-coordinate them, & 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 her wails
threaten to wake your firstborn.

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


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 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.


1st baby:
You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, Baby Swing, and Baby Story

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 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 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

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!!

Pass this on to everyone you know who has children...or everyone who
KNOWS someone who has had children...or anyone who has ever been a child themselves!
(I guess that covers almost everyone, huh?)
post #2 of 6
I can relate to these.
post #3 of 6
When Christopher was about a year old, my wife went back to work. Anyway, he was walking and playing by then and he used to go upstairs watched by us both at times. Well, one evening, he was up in our room and I had nipped to the bathroom when I realised that something had gone thump.
I raced through to find him playing with a bottle of my wife's perfume. Its the non alcohol stuff she likes from the body shop.
I checked him and found that he had swallowed some. Carol was out of the office someplace and I panicked.. I called everyone from my childminder, to the amubalnce people, doctors, possibly the flying helicopter, police, my mother, my father in Canada etc etc etc as was panic stricken.
They advised me that the stuff he had swallowed was ok and nothing to worry about as was non alcohol.
There was a good point to all of this - he had the sweetest smelling nappy for a few days after that which I had no problem changing!
post #4 of 6
Already sent on to a friend who's expecting the 3rd in a few months!

Kev: just saw your post above...you crack me up!
post #5 of 6
That is really good - I have sent it to friends and to my parents - they have 7 kids!
post #6 of 6
He he he he Hubby thinks I don't know he has been up all night hitting the cat site! I can see all the posts today though! He is definatly hooked!
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