Everyone will tell you that there are major differences between baby one and two.
First of all…
Your life was free and unfettered before and now you have a little dependent to run around after that takes a lot of time and energy.
Case in point. First pregnancy I documented every stage even if only for myself. Every hint of stomach growth was reason to whip out the camera and take a full length mirror selfie.
And I’m really glad I have that documentation because this time around, there is just no way. My pictures these days are filled with a growing active toddler.
I had to scrounge around in the archives to find this one shot from our holidays when I first began to notice a belly.
It looks like I just took a shower, washed, dried and straightened my hair in all of those old pictures. I look like I had time to put make up on. I don’t even remember those days anymore! I’m lucky if I can jump in the shower for a few minutes every few days to scrub off the grime. But forget about straightening hair or putting on make up unless it’s a super special occasion.
If you also notice the blur of the camera in the second pregnancy. There is no longer time to perfect a shot, change the filter and collage it. These that I had ready for the baby book, good for then because that’s definitely not happening this time around.
Before baby there were thoughts of perfect parenting and time to make the best, most creative , memory book for my baby in the future. Now I know it’s just more important to eat and sleep and survive to the next day. Maybe someday I will regain my wits and have energy for fun extra’s like that. But if that ever happens, I’m guessing I’ll probably use the time to just take a shower.