Parents know, that there are some quite big differences between having your first and second children. From different approaches to pregnancy, to slightly different ways the kids are raised once born. And these changes were beautifully illustrated by Weng Chen - an incredible artist, VR game designer and a mom from China, currently living in the US.

Weng Chen was always close to the world of art. "When I was about 2, 3 years old, my mom drew me a little mermaid and told me the story," she wrote on her website. "I was fascinated, it was like magic that the most beautiful picture just came from my mom’s pen. I believe that was when I fell in love with drawing and storytelling."

Now she focuses on drawing comics about her dreams and daily lives raising her two daughters, Electra, the firstborn, and Ali, the secondborn, together with her husband. "Messycow comics were started with an impulse. I didn’t spend any time designing anything, just dove in and started drawing."

Her latest series of comics explain the differences between the firstborn and the secondborn children and the strips are hilarious. What do you think?

More info: wengchen.wordpress.com | Facebook

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Molly Tallmadge
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3 years ago

THE SPIRITED AWAY REFERENCE...

JanelleGallegos
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3 years ago

No face

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Rainbow screen
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3 years ago

I am a simple person I see spirited away references I upvote

Tiari
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3 years ago

Why on earth would somebody think that low carb is especially healthy for a fetus? Low carb in a pregnancy increases the risk of obesity for that child later in life.

Sarah Figini
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3 years ago

Everything in moderation

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Matthew Hyder
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3 years ago

These comics make me wonder if everyone should be an only child or something. :p Maybe it's just hyperbole but they don't seem like the most responsibke parents, and I'm in a family of 7 so meh. :p

Ande H
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3 years ago

THATS ME ALREADY

Neha Jawale-Bhorge
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3 years ago

Isnt that no face?

Alicia Hawkins
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3 years ago

Yeeess. Turn into No-Face and eat ALL THE THINGS.

This Lil Raccoon
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2 years ago

My mum are chips dunked in chocolate when she was pregnant with me

Jasa Make Up
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3 years ago

thats true for me lol

ki ki
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3 years ago

Lol go studio Ghibli

Sierra Hall
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3 years ago

I was reversed. I realized with my first that the "eating for two" just means you gain a lot of unnecessary weight.

KismetTheFox
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3 years ago

I am simple. Spirited away, hell yes. No spirited away, fuck you.

Pearl D
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3 years ago

No Face <3 <3 <3 <3

21live
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3 years ago

Bro, that's me everyday

Andrew Kurkovsky
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3 years ago

Good thing I'm the firstborn.

Breezy
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3 years ago

I had my first baby 7 months ago and I was the second one when I was pregnant....still trying to shed that extra weight...

Lachlan Steininger
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3 years ago

I am a second born it that is the story of my life.

C.Marrero
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3 years ago

Why does your stomach have teeth!

Eva Wiechenberg
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3 years ago

It is a reference to a character from Spirited Away, who devours everything including people.

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mellenheadgirl head
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3 years ago

As a second born, I can definitely relate to this haha

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Lenka Čábalová
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3 years ago

Exactly the same situation here with my first born toddler... am I a bad mother? :D

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ItsYaBoi
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3 years ago

Yes exactly

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MEB
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3 years ago

I am currently pregnant with our first, which is also gonna be our last because of my age. Yesterday, Dear Husband and I have seen baby on the ultrasound and since then, he's been floating on a blissfull cloud, telling everyone he meets (even strangers!) about his unpreceded and boundless happiness. Guess who gets to wear a crown for the next 5 months? :)

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Rebekah
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3 years ago

My first born has an actual baby book, with locks of his first cut hair, growth stats., etc. My second... well, he's fine.

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Wickedangel
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3 years ago

So true 😂hand me downs at its finest

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Kjorn
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3 years ago

parent didn't realise that often kids prefer the simplest toy. my older one got 1 plastic with truck we bought in in a dollar store... he kept it almost 4 years

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Jan Kock
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3 years ago

saddest true ever

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Sofie S
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3 years ago

This happened to me, and I felt worthless as a mother for not being able to breastfeed. You can only try so much, and in the end what really counts is that the baby is being fed somehow and is healthy. I had to bottle feed him for his survival. I do think it's great when you can breastfeed your child, but sometimes you have to let go of some of your beliefs. Even though I had never thought about it, apparenltly, I as a new mother believed that a real mother has to breastfeed her child, or else she is not a "complete" mother. But now just see it as a true mother does what is best for her child, which in this case is giving the child enough nutrition no matter if it comes from a breast or bottle. Nobody wins a special prize for being able to do it the "natural" way. I'll never say I'm "pro" this or that. It hurt to be reminded by people that breast was the best when it didn't work in my situation even though i really wanted it to.

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C.Marrero
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3 years ago

At least there learning

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Pull King
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3 years ago

A baby will love y our food.. a toddler will hate u even if it is a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Meal

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ItsYaBoi
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3 years ago

Got to learn

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Daniel Sipes
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3 years ago

I am a middle child and this is PAINFULLY relatable. I had walking pneumonia once and could barely breath one night due to all the congestion in my lungs. My parents didn't believe I was actually having trouble breathing and assumed I was just panicking. If my grandfather didn't have an oximeter on him, my family probably would have let me stay at home and I would have died of oxygen deprivation. :|

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Ms. Understood
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3 years ago

I'd say, "YOU AREN'T GONNA GAIN THOSE INTELLIGENCE ARE YOU?"

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AIA
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3 years ago

it's still the same pic of the first born child -didn't bother to replace it

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