Baby #1 vs. Baby #2

Baby #1…I’m going to read every book/article/forum on pregnancy that I can.
Baby #2…Reading? Ain’t nobody got time for dat.

Baby #1…We have two beautiful names picked out, for boy or girl.
Baby #2…We’ll just use the girl name we already had, but since our top boy name is taken, let’s just wing it on delivery day.

Baby #1… Baby’s nursery is all set. Painted, decorated, crib in place.
Baby #2…We’ll be lucky to get a crib, period.

Baby #1…No caffeine.
Baby #2…Caffeine is my lifeline.

Baby #1…Salon quality hair.
Baby #2…Hair is flat, dull, and I look like a drowned rat.

Baby #1…Wonderful pregnancy walks/workouts.
Baby #2…Working out consists of chasing/lugging around baby #1.

Baby #1… Baby shower prepared us with clothes, diapers, baby items.
Baby #2… Eh, who are we kidding…the child will live in white onesies the first couple months. Spit up sucks.

Baby #1…Let’s take monthly maternity/belly pics, dear.
Baby #2…I’m fat. Get that camera outta my face, you jerk!

Baby #1…Counting down the weeks.
Baby #2…Wait! we only have 8 weeks left? Uh, maybe we should get a plan in place.

Baby #1…Let’s take a prenatal class and tour the hospital.
Baby #2…That class was a waste of time, and a hospital is a hospital, right?

Baby #1…Love with all your heart.
Baby #2…Dear heart, please make room for this baby, too!

Dear baby #2,

We can’t wait to meet you. I know I haven’t written much about you, but in just 2 months we’ll meet you and your monster of a brother can show you the ropes on life.

Love,
Your soon to be mom of two…under the age of two.

(Lord, help me)

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Shanisty is a former award winning journalist who left the news business to chase her rug rats for a living. She shares real, raw and personable stories focusing on the ups and downs of parenting. Sign up to never miss a post!

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