Birth Order of Children

@ElicBxn (60892)
United States
May 6, 2007 2:11am CST
BIRTH ORDER OF CHILDREN 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 because you remember that last time, breathing didn't' 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? ____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ 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 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 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. ____________ _________ _________ _________ _____ 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 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. ____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ 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 (a favorite): 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!
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12 responses
@weemam (13377)
6 May 07
Lol they were just brilliant , every one better than the last., my boys are 44 , 41 and 27 now but I can still remember what it was like , my first had a pacifier and if it dropped I popped it in MY MOUTH to clean it then gave it to him , Yuck , we are a lot more hygienic now lol , I loved them all especially the last one just brilliant , thanks for the memories lol xx
• Philippines
6 May 07
wow, weeman, you make me give out a good laugh about that pacifier thing. my, you really did that to clean it, huh? but taking a look at the way you have spaced your kids, it cannot be too difficult rearing them up. they are reasonably spaced apart.
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@weemam (13377)
6 May 07
yup my eldest who is now 44 had a pacifier it was so much trouble I never gave the other two one lol , I wanted it clean for him but never thought about the germs for me lol , I have three brilliant boys and very proud of them all , xx
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@weemam (13377)
26 Oct 08
thank you so much for the best response , What a lovely surprise xx
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@gberlin (3836)
6 May 07
Well these are great! They put a smile on my face. I only have 2 kids and they are adults now but yes, we tend to be much more careful with the first one. I wonder why that is? lol!
@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
6 May 07
I guess its the old "heir & the spare" bit.
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@gberlin (3836)
6 May 07
I forgot to mention that I am number 5 of 6 kids so where does that leave me. One time our family went to visit some friends and we stayed all day. When my family left they forgot me. We lived a 1/2 hour away. Well before they got home they realized I was not with them and they came back for me. lol! :)
@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
9 May 09
this would be the best post ever!!!
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
9 May 09
glad you liked it
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@nanayangel (7859)
• Philippines
22 May 07
That's funny But there are some truth into it. You tend to get really excited when it's your first time to have a child. I have only one child and is planning to have another in a few years so we'll see. Haha, anyway, thank's for sharing that. It made me smile.
@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
22 May 07
Don't wait like my former supervisor, 11 yrs is a bit much! She had a kid graduating & one entering 2nd grade!
@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
6 May 07
So funny and so true, although I think I got out of first baby stage very quickly while still only having the first baby and switched to second baby mode. Thanks for the laugh!
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
6 May 07
I think the idea is before the baby comes along, a lot of mothers, especially working mothers, can't keep up the playing with clothes very long. That's what I've noticed it anyway.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
6 May 07
Ha ha thats funny but i have to admit you are right.They say the middle child is always the problem ( the middle child syndrome..the first is lavished over, the second one has some attention, but the third child fends for himself...thats so cute.Now thats why the middle child has a syndrome,he/she has love but not quite enough to be lavished but to much to independant....I just thought of that cause i have a middle child...thats really cute how you laid this all out.this is a very cute post.I got a good laugh out of this and saw myself in it too...
@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
6 May 07
I wish I could say it was mine, but I don't have kids - just cats. I'm a middle too, I think most middles are the way they are because they were the baby for a while, then the usurper comes along & takes mom's attention away.
• United States
7 May 07
Ha Ha, very true! i have 2 kids and with the first baby i was so scared and overly protective of her, when she was a newborn i would keep checking on her constantly through the night just to make sure she was still breathing!! I had to wash her baby clothes in BABY detergent, everything you said here was so true!! lol thank you for sharing this!!! :)
@maemaemae (341)
• Philippines
7 May 07
is it really like that? lucky me im the first born...hahaha...
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
7 May 07
Hahaha! Those are cute. I only had 2 kids, and I think we went from the 1st child stage to the 3rd child stage with both really fast. LOL
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
7 May 07
haha..i have to laugh outloud coz i can see myself in most of it..see i have 2 kids 18months and a 2 month old...i can see the truth in some of it but im not having my third child...hehehe.
@sellj75 (208)
• United States
6 May 07
How funny. I have 4 children, and i can relate. Everything had to be perfect with my oldest. my youngest, on the other hand, as long as he is clean when we go somewhere, and happy and unharmed, the rest is no big deal. Although, i did hold all of mine every time they cried as babies. Guess that's why I have a 5 year old that wants me to carry him. lol
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• Philippines
6 May 07
this is really funny. reading through your entry has made me even more convinced that having more than two kids is being unfair to the family and the children. it has been my observation of most families that the third child onwards are mostly neglected. this is due to the fact that the mother has too many things to attend to already.