Did I scare you for a second there? Did you think baby number three was in utero and I was about to make a major announcement?
Sadly, Bad Dad is yet to be convinced that number three is a good idea (the girls and I, however, are sure to amp up our pleas for just one more when one of my best friends gives birth in a few weeks). In the meantime, I have Jenn Goonan from Mom Bubbly guest blogging for Mother’s Day Week and she’s talking all about the differences between baby number one and baby number three. Sounds like the absolute perfect post to tweet at my husband, no? (And in case I was not clear enough, that is, in fact, an open invitation)
Seriously though, Jenn’s post is one that will resonate with many moms of more than one kid—especially if you spent your first pregnancy surrounded by highlighters, notepads and baby product guides like I did!
I have been blessed three times with uniquely different yet equally beautiful children. It’s been ten years since I’ve been gifted my daughter Ella and let me tell you… the excitement is the same when you find out you’re pregnant for the first or last little person. However, once the adrenaline (or maybe hormones) slightly subsides, the shopping habits are quite different for each pregnancy.
As soon as I found out that we were having our first baby, I began to feverishly research every stroller, crib, bottle and pacifier known to man. Once I had finalized my top baby products picks, the anxiety and fear set in because I didn’t want to make the wrong decision. What happens if the baby rejects the anatomically correct pacifier? Would the little nugget like the cotton or chenille swaddler better? I wasted so much time worrying and doubting myself that it took six months before I made all of my baby gear choices. No doubt, I could have enjoyed the journey of pregnancy if I wasn’t so concerned if Huggies or Pampers would stop projectile poop leakage.