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After birthing three rowdy boys, Victoria Beckham is thrilled to report that two-month-old Harper Seven is "so well behaved." Posh -- who kept baby Harper nearby as she unveiled her latest couture collection during New York’s Fashion Week -- told the Telegraph she’s earned her mellow babe. "Those boys -- obviously I love them to bits -- but they were hard work," added Beckham, who was spotted an hour after the show shopping with Harper in Prada.
Sure, some say that babies number three, four, or beyond are generally easier than the firstborns. (Probably because as parents we’re less neurotic and accommodating.) And a lot of moms argue that girls are less work than boys -- at least until they turn into surly, hormonal preteens.
But maybe it’s not a gender or birth order thing at all. Maybe the supermom is forgetting that relative to the rest of their little lives, two months is a pretty manageable age. When my daughters were eight weeks old, that was about as easy as it ever got. They were lightweight and portable, ate only the food that came out of my body (so I didn’t have to carry a trough of snacks with me everywhere I went) and they weren’t asking every five minutes if they could play on my iPhone. They slept like fifteen hours a day. I took them everywhere (well, except my own fashion show and Prada).
Or maybe this mama's definition of "easy" is different than mine. For instance, Posh credits her slim-as-ever post-Harper body to daily 7-mile trots on the treadmill plus yoga -- a regime an insider described as "taking it easy." (My idea of "taking it easy" involves a wine glass and the remote control.) Either way, if she’s as happy as she looks -- the woman was spotted almost smiling, which is a rarity -- she’s obviously doing something right.