Things Not To Say During Childbirth....
-- Gosh, you're lucky. I sure wish men could experience the
miracle of childbirth.
-- Do you think the baby will come before Monday Night Football
-- I hope your ready. The Glamour Shot photographer will be
here in fifteen minutes.
-- If you think this hurts, I should tell you about the time
I twisted my ankle playing basketball.
-- That was the kids on the phone. Did you have anything planned
-- When you lay on your back, you look like a python that
swallowed a wild boar.
-- You don't need an epidural. Just relax and enjoy the moment.
-- This whole experience kind of reminds me of an episode
from I Love Lucy.
-- Oops! Which cord was I supposed to cut?
-- Stop your swearing and just breathe.
-- Remember what we learned in Lamaze class! HEE HEE HOO HOO.
You're not using the right words.
-- Your stomach still looks like there's another one in there.
Deep In the back woods of Tennessee, a hillbilly's wife went
into labor in the middle of the night, and the doctor was
called out to assist in the delivery. Since there was no electricity,
the doctor handed the father-to-be a lantern and said, "Here.
You hold this high so I can see what I am
doing." Soon, a baby boy was brought into the world.
Whoa there, said the doctor, "Don't be in such a rush
to put that lantern down. I think there's another one coming."
Sure enough, within minutes he had delivered a baby girl.
"Hold that lantern up, don't set it down there's another
one!" said the doctor.
Within a few minutes he had delivered a third baby.
"No, don't be in a hurry to put down that lantern, it
seems there's yet another one coming!" cried the doctor.
The redneck scratched his head in bewilderment, and asked
the doctor, "You reckon it might be the light that's
Being a parent changes everything. But being a parent also
changes with each baby. Here are some of the ways having a
second and third child is different from having your first.
1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your
OB/GYN confirms your pregnancy.
2nd baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.
3rd baby: Your maternity clothes ARE your regular clothes.
Preparing for the Birth
1st baby: You practice your breathing religiously.
2nd baby: You don't bother practicing because you remember
that last time, breathing didn't do a thing.
3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in your 8th month.
1st baby: You pre-wash your newborn's clothes, color-coordinate
them, and fold them neatly in the baby's little bureau.
2nd baby: You check to make sure that the clothes are clean
and discard only the ones with the darkest stains.
3rd baby: Boys can wear pink, can't they?
1st baby: At the first sign of distress - a whimper, a frown-you
pick up the baby.
2nd baby: You pick the baby up when her wails threaten to
wake your firstborn.
3rd baby: You teach your 3-year-old how to rewind the mechanical
1st baby: If the pacifier falls on the floor, you put it away
until you can go home and wash and boil it.
2nd baby: When the pacifier falls on the floor, you squirt
it off with some juice from the baby's bottle.
3rd baby: You wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in.
1st baby: You change your baby's diapers every hour, whether
they need it or not.
2nd baby: You change their diaper every 2 to 3 hours, if needed.
3rd baby: You try to change their diaper before others start
to complain about the smell or you see it sagging to their
1st baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, BabySwing,
and Baby Story Hour.
2nd baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics.
3rd baby: You take your infant to the supermarket and the
1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter,
you call home 5 times.
2nd baby: Just before you walk out the door, you remember
to leave a number where you can be reached.
3rd baby: You leave instructions for the sitter to call only
if she sees blood.
1st baby: You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at
2nd baby: You spend a bit of everyday watching to be sure
your older child isn't squeezing, poking, or hitting the baby.
3rd baby: You spend a little bit of every day hiding from
1st child: when first child swallows a coin, you rush the
child to the hospital and demand x-rays.
2nd child: when 2nd child swallows a coin, you carefully watch
for coin to pass.
3rd child: when 3rd child swallows a coin you deduct it from