Friday, May 2, 2008

Birth Order

I thought that this was cute. It's about how you change from pregnancy to pregnancy and child to child. Hope you enjoy! Oh, and I have to say that there are certain ones that I am NOT! :)

Clothes:
1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your OB confirms your pregnancy.
2nd baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible...ghetto rigging the button with a rubber band.
3rd baby: Your maternity clothes already ARE your regular clothes.
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Preparing for the Birth:
1st baby: You practice your breathing religiously.
2nd baby: You don't bother because you remember that last time, breathing didn't do a thing.
3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in your eighth month. _________________________________________
The Layette:
1st baby: You pre-wash 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?
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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 three-year-old how to restart the swing.
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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 two to three 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.
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Activities:
1st baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, Baby Swing, Baby Zoo, Baby Movies 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.
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Going Out:
1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter, you call home five 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.
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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.
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Swallowing Coins:
1st child: When first child swallows a coin, you rush the child to the hospital and demand x-rays
2nd child: When second child swallows a coin, you carefully watch for the coin to pass.
3rd child: When third child swallows a coin you deduct it from his allowance!

4 comments:

Laura said...

Those are great, Devon, and sadly a little true. :-) I did the "darkest stain" one with Callie. :-) I could probably admit to more of them but I dont want to.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha! That's a funny thing because I see it a lot in parents at the daycare. :) -- AT

thediaperdiaries said...

Sad that I was doing some of those 3rd child things with the first. I just didn't want the other ones to feel I had treated them any differently :)

Meshellyn said...

That's pretty funny and I'm sure oh so true! How are you feeling as of late? You're getting so close!

Our new activity is that we bought a bike trailer/jogging stroller that will get us out of the house on family bike rides and hopefully some runs. I think we're all really excited about it and I'll update on our family blog once I get some good pictures.