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)

 
Shanisty

Shanisty

Shanisty Ireland is a former award-winning Television News Anchor with more than 15 years of experience on-air. Today, Shanisty freelances on national and local media outlets featuring some of her favorite recipes and hot topics from her blog. Shanisty has been featured on The Today Show, Ellen, U.S. News and World Report, Huffington Post, Scary Mommy and hundreds of local TV News and Radio stations.

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