The Top 10 Differences Between Your First and Second Pregnancies

By  |  18 Comments

Oh, how things change…

10.  First Pregnancy:  You devour every single weekly pregnancy milestone update from and know exactly what kind of fruit/vegetable your baby currently resembles.

Second Pregnancy:  “How far along am I?  Um, let me see…maybe somewhere in the first trimester?  Wait, no, third.  I think.”

9.  First Pregnancy:  You diligently avoid all caffeine, alcohol, sushi and other supposed pregnancy no-nos.

Second Pregnancy:  “Make it a DOUBLE ESPRESSO.  And bring it up to the bathroom where I’m going to be snorting aspirin in a steaming hot bath.  Thanks!”

8.  First Pregnancy:  “Yay!  I’m starting to show!”

Second Pregnancy:  “Oh, God.  I’m starting to show.  AND I’M ONLY ONE WEEK PREGNANT.”

7.  First Pregnancy: You play French folk music and Learn Japanese CDs before going to sleep in hopes of giving birth to a multilingual genius with an IQ of 150.

Second Pregnancy:  Screw the folk music.  Nothing wrong with having a child of mediocre intelligence!  Because, let’s face it, you want to go to sleep as soon as you can when you already have a child with another on the way.

6.  First Pregnancy:  You feel the baby kick around 20 weeks.

Second Pregnancy:  You feel the baby kick around 12 weeks.  And why is that?  “Your muscles aren’t as strong the second time around, so you feel it more,” the OB says “helpfully.”  *SIGH*  A simple “you’re more in-tune with your body” would have sufficed, doc.

5.  First Pregnancy:  YOU:  Guess what?  I’m pregnant!  FRIENDS & FAMILY:  Yaaaaayyyy!  This is the best news EVER!

Second Pregnancy:  YOU:  Guess what?  I’m pregnant!  FRIENDS & FAMILY:  Huh. Was this planned?

4.  First Pregnancy:  You buy a ton of maternity clothes to show off that beautiful, blossoming bump.

Second Pregnancy:  It’s all about sweatpants.

3.  First Pregnancy:  You have outdone yourself with the nursery, which is beautiful enough to be displayed in the pages of House Beautiful.

Second Pregnancy:  You’re not even sure where you’re going to put the kid.  Put a blanket in a dresser drawer, perhaps?

2.  First Pregnancy:  You rub cocoa butter on your stomach every day to avoid stretch marks.

Second Pregnancy:  You quickly throw on your sweats to avoid looking at the stretch marks caused by your first pregnancy.

1.  First Pregnancy:  You and your baby are celebrated at a fun baby shower.

Second Pregnancy:  You are lucky if you have the time to take a hot shower.

Join Pregnancy Humor on Facebook for even more maternity-fueled laughs!

PregnancyHumor celebrates the funnier side of being pregnant with jokes, cartoons, top 10 lists, charts, eCards, videos and columns from moms-to-be. Because what better way to welcome Baby into the world than surrounded by laughter? For even more maternity-fueled giggles, join us on Twitter and Facebook.

Around the web


  1. Pingback: First Pregnancy Versus Second Pregnancy: A Pictorial Explanation - Pregnancy Humor

  2. Dr Mike

    August 14, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    1stPg–Each meal is a carefully planned nutritional masterpiece.
    2nd Pg– Leftovers.

  3. Tauni

    January 10, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Once you get to your fourth, then you are so used to everything and no one feels bad for you. :(

  4. Pingback: Here We Go Again!

  5. Pingback: Second time Mamas - First Trimester - Pregnancy Forum

  6. Pingback: MYTH-conception: What You Don't Know About Baby Making -

  7. botox training for nurses

    January 25, 2016 at 10:04 am

    This can provide you with solutions to any questions or
    issues, and allow you the consolation of knowing
    that somebody is there to information you through the
    process of administering Botox injections.


    January 30, 2016 at 4:06 am

    It’s important since a superb SEARCH ENGINE MARKETING approach
    can drive extra traffic to your website online, blog or on-line retailer and gain more prospects, make gross sales and fulfil your business objective.


    January 30, 2016 at 7:43 am

    We recognize that many don’t even need consider playing with a hack or 0a cheat.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *