BIRTH ORDER OF CHILDREN
2nd baby: I wore regular clothes for as long as possible.
3rd baby: Some of my maternity clothes WERE my regular clothes.
Preparing for the Birth:
1st baby: I read everything I could about natural birth and breastfeeding.
2nd baby: I was so busy with the toddler at my feet that I didn't much of any thing.
3rd baby: I was just ready to get that baby out and spend some quiet time in the hospital for a few days.
1st baby: I pre-washed newborn clothes, color coordinated them, and folded them all neatly and sewed up all kinds of stuff for the crib.
2nd baby: I checked to make sure that the clothes were clean and bought a few new things.
3rd baby: Boys in Brazil don’t need much, do they?
1st baby: At the first sign of distress--a whimper, a frown—I picked up the baby.
2nd baby: I picked the baby up when his crying threatened to wake the firstborn.
3rd baby: I convinced the other boys to sit with the baby on the couch and let him watch cartoons.
1st baby: I changed the baby's diaper every hour, whether they needed it or not.
2nd baby: I changed their diaper every two to three hours,only if needed.
3rd baby: I changed diapers when the other two said – “Look, Mama!” or “Ooo, stinky.”
1st baby: The first time we left the baby with a sitter, I called home five times.
2nd baby: Just before we walked out the door, I remembered to leave a number where we can be reached.
3rd baby: I left instructions for the sitter to call only if she sees blood.
1st baby: I spent a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby.
2nd baby: I spent a bit of everyday watching to be sure the older child wasn't squeezing, poking, or hitting the baby.
3rd baby: I spent a little bit of every day hiding from all the children.
1st child: When first child swallowed a small plastic button, I called a doctor and got ready to rush the child to the hospital. (Doctor said don’t go.)
2nd child: When second child swallowed something, I knew what to do.
3rd child: When third child swallowed something, I wasn’t the least bit worried.
Second boy watching tv with little one