Being pregnant is a wonderful miracle that women have the amazing opportunity to experience. There are so many exciting things about expecting a baby, especially your first one. You take care of yourself as much as you can, you read as much as you can, and you show and tell everyone you can. Sadly, there are a lot of changes that take place between your first pregnancy and your second pregnancy. Suddenly it’s not so exciting anymore. I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s still amazing and you’re still beyond happy to be having another baby, but when it’s not your first rodeo and you’ve got a toddler running around, you don’t necessarily have the time or energy to pay as much attention to the fact that you’re pregnant as you once did. Here are 7 hilarious differences between your first and second pregnancies.
1. You’re Enjoying Your Cold Cut Deli Meat Sandwich
The first time I was pregnant I was very paranoid atbout making sure I didn’t eat anything on the “no-no” list. I was very scared to eat the wrong things because I didn’t want to hurt myself or the baby. Well, once you realize that there are far worse things that could hurt your baby than a piece of deli meat, you don’t care as much. This time around I’m only a few months along and I have already had a few deli meat sandwiches. I mean who really gets sick from deli meat sandwiches anyways?
2. Give Me Some Caffeine!
As soon as I found out I was pregnant with my first son, I immediately stopped drinking caffeinated soda. Well, now that I have to chase around a 2 year old all day long, I NEED some caffeine! Don’t get me wrong, I definitely don’t drink over the recommended amount, but I certainly don’t care as much about it as I did the first time around since I need the caffeine to function as I work, clean, cook, and take care of a toddler.
3. What’s Inuetero Music?
Chances are, when you were pregnant with your first child you played music for them while they were in the womb and put the speakers up against your belly so they could hear that beautiful Beethoven. Now a days, who has time for that? I’m a working mom that barely has enough time to get dressed in the morning, let alone sit around listening to music.
4. Where’d The Ultrasound Go?
Remember the first printed ultrasound you got from your first pregnancy? If you’re like me, you put it up in your office (most likely in a frame) for the world to see. Every time I got a new ultrasound picture, I would carefully take down the old one and put it in a safe place, and proudly hang up the new one. Now, I can barely remember where I put the new baby’s ultrasound. It’s not that I’m not proud of my new baby, I just hardly have time or energy to frame it and replace it every few weeks not to mention that now I not only have forgetful pregnancy brain, but the mom brain, too!
5. How Many Weeks Am I?
With my first pregnancy I could tell you exactly how many weeks and days I was along. Heck, I could probably tell you the minutes ’till my due date, too. Now, if you ask me how far along I am, I’ll probably look at you with a confused look on my face and tell you that I’ll have to check my pregnancy app.
6. No Money For Nursery Decor
The first time you were pregnant, one of the most exciting things was being able to decorate the baby’s nursery. That was before you had kids and when you actually had money. Now that you’ll have two mouths to feed and bodies to clothe, you can’t afford to decorate a whole new nursery. You’ll just use the exact same decor from the first nursery.
7. Who Has Time To Read Pregnancy Books?
I remember ordering and reading so many different kinds of pregnancy and baby books. Every night I would immerse myself in the books and soak in as much information as I could. Now, when I finally get a moment to myself, the last thing I want to do is be surrounded by more baby stuff. I simply want to relax and enjoy a moment to myself without reading about how to sleep train, how to discipline effectively, or how to get your picky eater to eat.