When I was pregnant with my first baby, NINE YEARS AGO OMG, I worked part time for a few months in a high-end baby store, mostly for the discount. Obviously I interacted with a lot of parents every day.
On more than one occasion, a mom told me something along the lines of “Oh this is your first pregnancy? Enjoy! The first one is so special. There’s nothing like it after this.” And I didn’t really know how to respond to this. I hate when people say shit like “It doesn’t get better than this.” Give me a reason to live, people! If I’ve peaked, lie to me.
Some of these moms saying this would be pregnant with their 2nd or 3rd, and I would feel really sorry for them.
But they were right in so many ways, like all these ways being pregnant with my 4th child is different from being pregnant with my 1st.