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A mother’s wardrobe

• 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.


A mom 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 Babies Clothing

• 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?



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.


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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