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Thread: You've gotta read this, girls!!

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    Default You've gotta read this, girls!!

    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 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.

    The Baby's Name
    1st baby: You pour over baby-name books and practice pronouncing and writing combinations of all your favorites.
    2nd baby: Someone has to name his or her 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 points.

    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 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.

    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.



    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.

    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 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 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.

    Oh my God - what will I be like with the 7th,lol!!!

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    That's great!!I need to give this to some of the mummies at work!

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    haha I love it!

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    LOL very funny

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    omg! What a hoot!
    Nat, it doesn't get much better! hehe!!!

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    Heh Heh Heh!

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    That is very funny.

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    LOL, I'm sending this to my SIL who has 4!

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    Oh I love it... We want three so to see this is great

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    too true pmsl and I know that whenb you have the 4th others gasp and you say no don't worry my 15mth ol is fine at the top of that play equipment lol

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    So, this one's my 4th or 5th then, going by that list LOL!

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    LOL, Thats Fantastic!!! Sad but true in some ways I guess LOL!!!!

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    HAHA Nat, so so very true. Well, atleast in this household... Should I be admitting to that???

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    I love it, it must have been written about me... I bet i have a stalker...

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    I am like #3 now! Hee hee it's funny cos it's true!

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    that is so funny, i love it!

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    Coz I want 3 kids I have tried to live like I have 3 now - poor Flynn is upstairs grunting in his cot while I ignore him - LOL!!!

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    Very funny, but true. I am pg with number 4 and I can imagine what that will be like. As it is my mother freaks out about the way things dont bother me that bother her i.e. the nappy sagging down to the knees.

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