Thursday, February 18, 2010

It’s Official: We love her!

Parenting

Unknown Author found here.

baby 5    

Being a parent changes everything. But being a parent also changes with each baby. Here are some of the ways having a second and third child is different 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.

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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.baby 3

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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?

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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 3-year-old how to rewind the mechanical 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.

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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.

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Activities

1st baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, BabySwing, 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.

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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.baby

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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 2nd child swallows a coin, you carefully watch for coin to pass.

3rd child: when 3rd child swallows a coin you deduct it from his allowance!!

baby 4

We could not love her more.

I hope you get your new baby fix soon!

Lolli @ Better in Bulk

Photo Story Friday

74 comments:

Emily said...

She's a beautiful baby! I've read that little thing before...it's cute and pretty accurate! :)

Mari said...

This post is funny, and true too!
She is so beautiful!

brooke lynn said...

yay...she is beautiful!
congrats! :) great shots of her.

Tracy Griffin - Artist said...

Babies. What a great way to start people!

Tracy Griffin - Artist said...

Babies. What a great way to start people!

Sierra said...

What a love! Congrats on your new addition and parental perspective. I'm laughing so hard it hurts! I just had my fourth and the parentel slope continues!

Latree said...

so true --- almost.
I still do the third pregnancy the same as second. but this time my worries about the baby's health has grown higher, ah I don't know why. may be because I'm feeling old :(

Busy Bee Suz said...

She is gorgeous. Betsy is soooo going to love having a girl. I swear!!!!
Love the sentiments.
So, when is our friend Rebeckah getting her baby fix?
Hello?
Gary???
HellOOOOO????

Buckeroomama said...

I've read that before... so funny (and so true)! :)

I love that last pic with Kaishon and the baby.

Wanda said...

So funny....and true. Adorable picture with your boy. Oh sweet!

Veronica said...

She's beautiful! That last picture is precious!

Scary Mommy said...

Wah! I want a ba-beeeeeeee! Gorgeous photos, as always!

Cecily R said...

Wow. These shots are AMAZING. Every one is frame worthy. Wow.

It's scary how true that whole thing is. HAHAHA!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

She's so beautiful. Kaishon looked like he was a little nervous holding her. Was he?

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

Oh... how sweet... I believe the author of that work is none other than Erma Bombeck... whom I am always trying to channel in my writing...

Sweet...

Hilary said...

Oh she's such a beauty. What a gorgeous little sweetie. I've read those first, second, third child differences before but how well they work with these photos. Clever you. :)

Mrs. Bird said...

I love this post! Great shots too :) Thanks for loving her name...did you vote in my poll???

Brian Miller said...

how beautiful...and amazingly funny..deduct it from their allowance...i am going to use that. smiles.

Chris said...

I'm in no rush for a new baby fix, I'm rather enjoying my children getting old enough to do things they couldn't as small children. But someday...

I absolutely agree with you -- parenting changes with each child :)

These are some beautiful pictures!

Sassy said...

Hilarious! And so true!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

She is precious! congrats!

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

She is just beautiful!!! I LOVED the poem. so funny, and so very true!

Monkey's Mama said...

gorgeous!

debi9kids said...

I've read that poem before and totally agree with it :) LOL

These photos are GORGEOUS! I NEEEEEED a baby fix very soon!

Erin said...

I didn't have 3, but did notice the changes with the 2nd one..so funny! And Brooke is a beautiful addition!

Alicia said...

LOL, I read that before, and it's sooo true!

The baby is precious! So beautiful and perfect!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

You have done it again. A wonderful post. You always leaving me with something to think about. JDaniel is my one and only. I get all the ones. Thanks for stopping by. It was a real honor for me.

Justine said...

Okay, where did you find that? Or did you make all that up? If so, you're too brilliant.

Baby Brooke is so beautiful and I love the picture of Kaishon holding her!

Justine :o )

Caroline said...

Brooke is totally beautiful ~ but your pictures - WOW! I adore that misty B&W of your sister and baby. So - when are you going pro?!! ;)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

She is absolutley gorgeous!!! I love the pictures and the story....so funny....and so true....okay, some of it:)

I love the last shot of Kaish and Brooke.....OMG, just melts my heart!!!

Enjoy your weekend:)

xo,

Lisa

Mighty M said...

I'm getting my fix this weekend when I go meet my friends new little girl!

Beautiful pictures! I have read the text before and it never ceases to amuse me - and I find it it very TRUE so far with the two I have! :)

Leslie said...

too true!

themrs said...

what's not to love??? she's gorgeous! congrats from our family to yours, i'm glad you can get your baby fix. if you lived here you'd be welcome to come and hold mine :) that's what happens with the fifth, you'll offer total strangers to hold them just to get a shower!

Ragan said...

Ahhh, congratulations Auntie Rebeckah! She is a cutie!

Sarah said...

She is a-dorable! I love that last picture -- Kaishon looks like "What am I supposed to do with her?!?!"

Norah said...

That last picture? Well it's just too sweet for words. Thanks for the smile.

Indrani said...

Congrats!
Such a sweet baby.

Run DMT said...

oh my goodness! She is beautiful! Congratulations to your family!

That's third child joke is so true. I've already been asking for my epidural and some tequila. LOL

4 Lettre Words said...

Awww...what a doll! And, with Luke approaching his 2nd birthday, I did need a little fix. Thank you for sharing her!!

Emmy said...

Such wonderful pictures!!
And love this post, I think you probably got it right on.. I will find out in July when we add number three.

Seriously great post!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness, you captured parenting perfectly! Your niece is absolutely precious.

Mom24 said...

She's so adorable! Now I am really missing babies.

Kelly Deneen said...

awwww she is SO beautiful!!!

Lisa said...

So adorable. I'm conjuring up that new baby smell. There's just nothing on earth like it! Thanks for sharing these.

And thanks for the comment over at my site. I wish I could bottle up some sun and send it to you. We definitely have plenty to spare.

Lisa

Sarah @ When two becomes three... said...

She is just total perfection! Love the headband shot! Too perfect! K-man looks pretty pleased with himself for holding such a wee little babe! Where is the picture of YOU holding her?
hehe!

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

My sister has a scheduled C-Section on Tuesday morning... so I will definately get my baby fix!! How exciting for mommy to have a new addition. I hope she is getting lots of sleep! :D

shortmama said...

Beautiful and so true!

Killlashandra said...

What sweet soft pictures! However your commentary is awesome. I totally agree with your second baby thoughts, if there were a 3rd I bet I'd be right there with ya. :)

Joy Taylor said...

Priceless moments caught

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

She is absolutely beautiful!!!

Lolli said...

Becky, I am melting. Those pictures are precious!!

PS--when I see that list, I always think, "So what does that mean about ME, after having FIVE babies??" LOL!

Anonymous said...

OOOOOooooh! Aren't new babies the best! Even better when they are nieces and nephews!!

Brooke is perfect!
lMnop

JamericanSpice said...

She is adorable. I need a baby fix! lol. And I have read that before but always it makes me laugh and it is right on spot!

Serline said...

Thanks for making me laugh! It's true that as you have more kids, you become more relaxed. Baby Brooke has gorgeous slender fingers... future pianist?

Dianne said...

all so true ;)

welcome to the world Brooke!!
what a beauty

I love the shot of her long fingers, as if she was saying - no more photos please

Grandma J said...

I can't believe how beautiful a new born baby can be!d She is the best yet. I can't wait to watch her grow up right before my eyes like Kaishon.

Imperfect Stepford Wife said...

Beautiful, and yes, so true about the journey of parenthood.

Puna said...

Congratulations! I didn't even know you are pregnant. What a lovely lovel lovely time.

Shana said...

oh my goodness!! You totally hit the bullseye! I LOVED this post! Oh, and the baby is beautiful!! Thanks for the laugh

Taryn said...

Hilarious post!! Congratulations your sister...Brooke is beautiful!

Unknown Mami said...

I love her and I don't even know her. Cover her in kisses for me every time you see her, especially on her little feet.

CaraBee said...

Seeing pictures like those and reading your funny words makes me wonder about having another. And then my daughter pulls down the curtains, breaks a glass and pours syrup on the cat, all in about fifteen minutes and I remember why I only have one.

H.K. said...

That is one cute baby! I pictured my sister with her 5 kids when I read your captions and it's so true!

Jenny said...

aww she is precious. I love your post :)

Kelly said...

It's all so true. Little Brooke is beautiful!

Side note: I have an award for you. This post is a great example of how you earned it. ;)

Teresa @ ♥ TOO MANY HEARTBEATS ♥ said...

Things definitely do change with each new addition but most all of it is GOOD! :-) Your new little one is absolutely GORGEOUS!! God bless you all!

HAPPY SATURDAY SHAREFEST!

Teresa <><

Holly Homemaker said...

Gorgeous! Makes me sooo clucky ;)

I've heard that piece before when I was pregnant the first time around and I thought no wayyy. Now we're doing babies 2nd time around and I've discovered it to be true! Hahaha

Happy SITS Sharefest, see you tomorrow for Sunday Citar yes?

Sandy said...

OMG That is so funny!! Beautiful baby, BTW

Tracey Axnick said...

Hilarious and true! GREAT photos too!

Krystyn said...

Oh, how could you not be absolutely smitten with that little girl?

And, I haven't made it to kid #3, but #1 and #2 are quite true.

jlo said...

The bow? Are yoo kidding me with that? Scrumptious!!!

Cheryl said...

So true & that picture with your little guy is so cute!! Congrats on the addition to your family:)

dianne - bunny trails said...

She's adorable!! How sweet. Congrats!

Lisa said...

JUST LOVE!!! THAT BOW!!!

She is beautiful!