Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi recently confessed that her second pregnancy is proving to be "so much easier" than her first. She credits working out for having something to do with it but also says that "knowing what to do" this time around has taken a big weight off of her shoulders.
Couldn't agree more! Although it's exhausting being pregnant when you've got a toddler at home, isn't the second time so much more laid-back, mamas? If you ever get a breather from chasing little Sally around, think about how much stuff you're ... not thinking about. It's pretty great!
If you're like me, when you were pregnant the first time, you read books -- lots of books. And you Googled. And you asked questions -- lots of questions. And you wondered about what you should eat. And shouldn't eat. You questioned certain products; read labels incessantly; and oh my god! Had to create a list of baby products to register for! What the hell is a Swaddle Me, and how on Earth do you operate a Diaper Genie?!
Second time around? None of that. Sure, there may be a Google or two (when is there not?), but, barring there are no extenuating circumstances, when it comes to baby number two, you've got this. You're a pro. And there's no low-grade fear constantly in the back of your head saying, "Holy shit! There's going to be a baby here soon! What on Earth do I do with a baby?!"
So, although we may be more tired debilitatingly exhausted during our second pregnancy, at least we can take comfort in the fact that, like Snooki, we "know what to do." You know, whenever we get a free second.
Did you find your second pregnancy easier?
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