Busy Philipps Says Second Baby is a Breeze!
I think itâ€™s safe to say that most women who are pregnant for the first time are a little nervous. Maybe not noticably anxious, but thereâ€™s a lot to think about and do before your due date â€” and then thereâ€™s the baby to take care of! It can be pretty stressful even if youâ€™re laid-back Lilly. But the second one? Fuhggedaboudit!
Busy Philipps is living proof of the theory that the second timeâ€™s a charm. The Cougar Town actress recently gave birth to her second baby girl, Cricket, and has been quoted saying, â€śIâ€™m way more relaxed. I was a total basket case with my first child, and I wouldnâ€™t even put her down or let anyone else hold her. I was just so terrified, and now I know that itâ€™s okay. And I can let other people hold the baby.â€ťÂ
Itâ€™s funny how that is. With the first one you want to do everything perfectly and youâ€™re afraid anything and everything you do will affect the baby for the rest of its life. Cloth diapers or disposable? Breast or bottle? Homeschool or public school? Organic or not organic? The questions are endless and at the end of the day the choices you make could determine whether or not your child is successful in life. Kidding! But really, I think thatâ€™s how moms feel sometimes because everything just seems so HUGE when youâ€™re bringing this tiny, perfect, unadulterated being into the world. There are a lot of choices you make as a parent and with all the conflicting information out there, itâ€™s easy to feel like youâ€™re making the wrong one.
But somehow with the second baby you start to realize that no matter what you choose, as long as your child is loved, healthy, and happy, and you know in your heart youâ€™re doing the best you can, itâ€™ll all work out. Itâ€™s the second-child confidence. I wonder if thatâ€™s an actual thing in psychologyâ€¦ hmmmmâ€¦.
Celeb-obsessed freelance writer Kristin Zimmermann also works as the content and social-media manager for mshopefoundation.com. When not writing or reading she is dabbling in floristry, gardening, cooking, and more recently, organic chemistry â€” or making her own beauty products with organic ingredients.