Tuesday, February 23, 2010

2nd Child Syndrome

Let's talk differences between your 1st and 2nd pregnancies!

Baby #1
You freak out when you get a BFP (big fat positive) on the pee stick and take 6 more to confirm that indeed you are pregnant.

Baby #2
You freak out when you get a BFP and you trust you are pregnant because you aren't about to spend $60 dollars on pregnancy tests.

Baby#1
You call the doctor and insist on being seen as soon as possible.

Baby#2
You wait a week, then call the doctor, then nod smartly when they tell you to come in 4-6 weeks later.

Baby#1
You immediately start reading every pregnancy related book, magazine, website and blog in order to prepare.

Baby#2
You forget to publish your BFP on your OWN blog until you are 3 months along.

Baby#1
You immediately purchase just one small smooshy, overpriced, sweet, lovely, cuddly, soft size newborn outfit to cherish.

Baby#2
You refuse to buy a thing until you know the sex of the baby considering you have 47 diaper boxes full of hand me downs saved from Baby#1.

Baby#1
You relentlessly search the interwebz and design two complete nurseries from ceiling to the tiniest monogrammed personalized PBK accessory, one for each sex of course.

Baby#2
You glance at crib sets, remember how you only use a sheet and bumper and balk at the cost of something you could make on your own.

Baby#1
You cry at your ultrasound when you get your first glance on the miracle growing inside of you.

Baby#2
Distracted by your firstborn who is now eating super awesomely unhealthy snacks from the vending machine while your husband tries to keep him from destroying the high tech U/S room you laugh and remark that the baby totally looks like a dinosaur. The U/S tech looks like you like you are a freak.

Baby#1
You find out the gender of baby and immediately text.call.email.facebook everyone you know and announce the name.

Baby#2
3 weeks after you find out the gender you have a hormonal breakdown when your husband has no names he loves and a lot of names he hates. You choose a name via a tight compromise, all the time fervently reminding him that your first born bears the name Maximus. For real.

Baby#1
You ache and groan with the pains of pregnancy while you relax on the couch with your feet propped up, pregnancy books on the coffee table, craving of choice on your belly.

Baby#2
You feel your pelvis being broken within your body and debate on if it's REALLY neccesary to bother the doctor while your first born crawls on top of you and repeatedly asks you if Steyya is here yet?

Baby#1
You work tirelessly on the perfect nursery and it's finished and glorious by 24 weeks gestation.

Baby#2
You shut the door to the nursery because your dog ate through the carpet and the pad, scratched the furniture and broke the blinds when your firstborn left the door open leaving said dog locked in during a blizzard. At 30 weeks you remind yourself you REALLY need to get moving on the nursery. For real.

Baby#1
After 12 weeks you feel like you are "in the clear" and you anticipate the birth of your perfect baby.

Baby#2
Having experienced the pain of watching your friends and family lose babies late in pregnancy, have gorgeous perfect babies with genetic problems and reading too many blogs about babies lost on the internet you pray every single day that yours is healthy. But you know even if yours isn't that everything will be ok because God is God and He is faithful.

Baby#1
You marvel at the wonder that is God taking all of YOU and all of your Husband and combining the two of you into this tiny perfect being that flips and rolls inside of you. You are growing a human, freakishly amazing.

Baby#2
You marvel at the wonder that is God taking all of YOU and all of your Husband and combining the two of you into this tiny perfect being that flips and rolls inside of you. You are growing a human, freakishly amazing.

5 comments:

JRMG said...

Great post. I will agree there are a TON of blogs about the loss of children, I have found great support through them.

CaneWife said...

What a wonderful post. Thank you for this.

Mama Holli said...

Love this!!! So true!!! Wait till # 3 comes along!!! Then it is anything goes!!! Great post!!! Found you over at Mommy Blogs!!! Sending you a vote today!!! Coming back to visit!!

Freely Living Life said...

Very well put. Great post. <3

FROM MARRIAGE TO MOTHERHOOD said...

that was such a great post! : )