The energy required to tell the world about your baby fades shortly after sending out the announcement for your firstborn child. It's all downhill from there.

No matter where you are in the pecking order, you probably figured out pretty early in life that your parents cut corners after their first child. That's why your older brother has a meticulously filled-out baby book, and all you got was his hand-me-down clothes. And you're a girl. Parents get more and more exhausted with every child, and it's evident as early as day one of baby number two.

Here's what birth announcements look like according to the order in which you sprung forth from your mother's exhausted body.

First child: