Taking care of yourself:
1st Baby = daily afternoon rest, antenatal classes, yoga for pregnancy
5th Baby = Oh wait, I probably shouldn’t be lifting 2 children and 3 bags of shopping seeing as Im pregnant and all…whoops, I forgot!!
Health during Pregnancy
1st Baby = Do not even walk down the alcohol isle in the supermarket, what if the alcohol fumes somehow pass through the glass and harm my baby.
5th Baby = 1 glass of wine with dinner wont hurt, anyway the baby will understand once she meets her older siblings.
1st Baby = ooooh prawns and brie, better avoid those.
5th Baby = Dammit I just ate 4 prawns I completely forgot you aren’t supposed to eat those when you are pregnant, hell I forgot I was even pregnant.
1st baby = It is vitally important that baby daddy attends every single scan and appointment so as to bond with baby.
5th Baby: husband has to stay at home with the other Kids so you can go to the appointment alone, for a mixture of a break and so that you dont have to juggle 4 children and having a blood test at the same time. He can bond when the baby is born.
1st Baby = I dont care what gender the baby is so long as its healthy
5th Baby = Please be another girl, I have more girls stuff than boys, plus the girls baby stuff hasnt gone into storage yet so I can just move it from one persons drawer to another.
The Due Date
1st Baby = I cant wait to meet my baby, they will arrive when they are ready.
5th Baby = baby has no option but to arrive between certain dates because the older kids have already filled up the calender with plays, sports events and school stuff.
The birth plan:
1st Baby = I will go to the hospital when Im good and ready, I want a natural birth with music, candles, low lighting.
5th Baby = I dont care how it gets here, just get it out of me,the less pain the better – Oh and don’t forget a prescription for really strong pain killers for when we go home.
The hospital stay:
1st baby = I just want to go home so I can bond with my baby without all the other annoying babies around
5th Baby = Please dont send me home yet, I only have 1 child to look after here, and all that child does is sleep, eat and poop. Can I stay a bit longer? Can you pass me the Hello magazine???
1st baby = I will breastfeed because it is healthy and good for the baby.
5th Baby = I will breastfeed because it is free and we have 4 other children to feed.
On losing the baby weight:
1st baby = I can take my baby on really long walks and exercise with them in order to lose some weight, and eating healthily of course.
5th Baby = I have no time to exercise or prepare myself separate meals to everyone else. Hopefully one of the older kids will give me a stomach bug and I can lose some pounds that way.
First night out after baby:
1st baby = I hope the baby is ok, maybe I should call, am I a really bad parent for leaving my child to enjoy a night out? I should get back.
5th Baby = I’m out, with no children? they are all being looked after? wooohoooo Jagerbomb anyone?? Wait- do I even have children?!!!