Esther Anderson, the mother behind the Story of This Life weblog, has performed it once more with one other completely relatable video.
This time, the busy mama of two (quickly to be three) tackled the matter of being pregnant, specializing in variations between a lady’s first expertise and the relaxation. And man, does she hit the nail on the head.
The whole lot is so magical and new the first time round. I imply, there’s a child rising inside your physique. Who does that? You actually can’t comprehend that you’ll quickly be a mom. You learn all of the books, meticulously beautify the nursery, no less than try to eat a balanced food regimen, and rock lovable outfits that intensify your bump. By the time you’re pregnant together with your second (and particularly third or extra) youngster, issues are a bit, effectively, totally different.
Anderson expertly captures the essence of those variations in her latest video titled, “1st Being pregnant vs. the REST.” Test it out.
How large is the child now?
First being pregnant: “Nicely, now she’s like 14.eight inches, 2 kilos and four.5 ounces. And he or she’s the measurement of a Chinese language cabbage!”
Third being pregnant:“Um, medium-sized? Maintain on, I feel I’ve an app that tells me. Oh. I’ve to re-download it.”
How are you feeling?
First: “Why do they name it morning illness? It’s all day. I’ve tried prego pops and ginger root and ginger tea and ginger ale.”
Third: “Oh, I really feel like crap. However I’ve bought to maintain the different ones alive, so this works. *Gestures to barf bucket duct-taped round her neck*
On getting ready child’s nursery
First: “The crib converts to 12 totally different types, so she will be able to nonetheless be sleeping in it as an grownup.”
Third: “I’m operating out of house upstairs, so I feel we’re simply going to place her in the Pack ‘N Play down right here? She will be able to simply sleep down right here.”
How your food regimen modifications
First: “Completely no lunch meats, no feta cheeses, no sprouts, completely no caffeine.”
Third: (Whereas consuming a donut and holding a cup of espresso) “I imply, I gotta have it to outlive.”
Coming from a mother of three, it’s humorous as a result of it’s true. And it’s not that mothers care much less about our second, third, or fourth pregnancies. I swear! It’s simply that we sorta have lots occurring already. As a substitute of being hyper-focused on issues like what we’re placing into our our bodies, documenting the journey and “interacting” with our fetuses, we’re pre-occupied with wrangling the kiddos on this aspect of the uterus.
However in the finish as Anderson factors out, one factor stays the similar for each being pregnant: How excited we’re to lastly meet the little individual we carried within us.
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