03/25/2013 12:18 pm ET

15 Differences Between The First Child And The Next One

1. Celebrating

The first child
: When we were expecting our first child, people celebrated me as though no woman had ever had a baby before. I was showered with gifts and attention by family, friends, family friends and friends of family friends’ dogs. Upon arrival of the baby, visitors crowded the waiting room and lined up around the block. You have never seen so many homemade lasagnas in your life.

The next one: Umm…where did everybody go?

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