This Mom Is All of Us During a First Pregnancy

It's normal to run a full background check on your OB...Right?
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ByAnisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
Published
Sep 2017
Pregnant woman holding up a copy of her birth plan
Photo: Story of This Life

If this sounds familiar: “She’s about 14.8 inches, 2 pounds and 4.5 ounces and she’s the size of a Chinese cabbage!” then you might be pregnant for the very first time. We love and support a first-time mom’s enthusiasm and attention to detail when it comes to gearing up for baby, but we understand it’s not sustainable for all women. And so does mom blogger Esther Anderson.

In a video, the mom-of-two (soon to be three!) portrays what she was like during first pregnancy compared to her third. Which of the following best describe you as a first-time mom?

“The crib converts to 12 different styles, so she can still be sleeping in it as an adult.”

“She can actually detect light and dark through her optic nerve. So we like to shine the flashlight on my belly every day so that she’s more prepared for when she comes out into the real world.”

“[My next OB appointment] is in 10 days and four hours with Dr. White. She’s fantastic. I did a full background check on her, she has delivered over 8,432 babies.”

Meanwhile, you’re waiting for baby no. 3 like:

Guess what? Both versions of pregnancy are normal—and totally acceptable. Think of it like parenting styles; not everyone is the same.

Check out the full video below:

Anderson, who created the blog Story of This Life, doesn’t just make us laugh—she can make us cry. Remember this video A Normal Day? That was her too.

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