1st time mom or 2nd?
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1st time mom or 2nd?

First or Second One? Which experience was better for you?

For the first one, the 1st month was the most difficult one for me. I was new to her and she was new to me. I know she's very delicate and all her well being is totally up to me. That is a lot of responsibility and that is actually very scary when you think about it! She would just cry and cry and I would most of the time wonder if it is hunger, diaper change, gas, a stuck burp or something else. And not to mention, the most difficult task was waking her up: rubbing her ears or tickling her feet. With so many people suggesting keeping babies warm,  I used to swaddle her with 2 or more wraps! 

I was overly excited for every firsts of hers, like her first smile, her first turn, her first oil massage, her first tummy time and all of those tiny firsts. I am sure all of you know what I am talking about. 

Well, what do I feel for the second one? I have gone through all of that and now I feel like a pro. I am more confident. Most of the times I can figure out if he is crying out of hunger or needs a diaper change. You are more comfortable carrying him, handling him during his bath and cleaning him. I do not panic for every little cry or scream of his and the most important lesson I learn ed- I swaddle him with just one wrap and tuck him in an extra blanket if it is too cold. The excitement level for the second is a little different than first, it actually depends on how much tired or energy I have left.

I would run to every cry of the first to see if something is wrong, it was worry-some for me as if it is not okay for her to cry. For the second I still run only so that my first one would not wake up. I had no time for anything else when I had my first, I had all my time only for her. Now with two, I am literally dying for 'me time'- girls day or night out, shopping and movies. Things change and fast!

At the end of it, whether it is my first or second, I know that babies are the most wonderful gifts we have got. The first one brought out so much love from inside me that I didn't know existed. And second one brought so much more love again, which made me realize we all have so much inside us and it only gets better.

Pic Courtesy: es.pinterest.com - Jolieanne Photography

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