Things that new mums didn't realise.

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

That little boys pee pretty much all the time when uncovered due to the cold. LOL yeah I got peed on several times myself.

 

That expect the unexpected with babies/toddlers.  

That when (I have a toddler) can go from happy go lucky child to uncontrolable crying/whining in a blink of an eye.  

 

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Copied from my post on your other post lol.

 

Nursing will make you insanely hungry (all the time!) and thristy.  Stash bottled water and snacks all around the house in places you might nurse. 

Carseat canopies were my best friend.  I was able to take my baby out, let him sleep, and keep strangers away from him with it.  Also it kept the wind/rain off him when the weather was rough.

 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@AlmostMrsShield:  Oh I know how that is, I am 4 years older than my brother who happened to pee into my mouth when he was little, so that would have made me 4 lol.

 

Also the first smiles, hugs and kisses are the best.  My son is really into lately snuggling and giving out hugs and kisses.  

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@AlmostMrsShield:  Oh hunny you will cry believe me at the smallest things. I am a very emotional person.  I cried the first time he said “momma” he said dada first.  I cried at this first real smile, I cried when he took his first steps and walked. I cried when he has gotten sick.

My little boy was born 7 weeks early, I was discharged from the hospital while he had to stay in the NICU.  I bawled because I couldn’t take my little guy home with me. I have cried when he has been sick and I could do was hold him. I had issues with trying to BF… ETC..

You will cry but you will also have days when you feel so much love you don’t know how you exisisted before this little person came into your life.  It is the best feeling in the world

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I didnt realize exactly how sleep deprived we would be. You hear/read about it, but nothing could prepare me for it. Luckily, my daughter started sleeping really well after 4-6 weeks. But dear lord……I thought I would die. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@AlmostMrsShield:  I absolutely love motherhood and my daughter is amazing. I, like you, love love LOVE my sleep. Sleep deprivation plus the hormones settling just made me unbelievably unstable. Everyone is different though. Generally speaking this whole having a child thing isn’t as hard as i thought it would be. She will be 2 in March. We have an EXCELLENT support system and I have an amazing job that allows me to be with her most of the day. 

I wasn’t prepared for the overwhelming feelings of love, protection, and awe. It’s just crazy! 

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I helped raise my godson and yeah, the sleep deprivation is the worst. I can handle being peed on, spit up on, have diapers full of sewer water, I can handle all that but the sleep deprivation is awful. I liked the idea of “enjoying the time with baby” but when you had only had a few hours sleep for two weeks or so, it becomes a “Eat so I can get back to sleep.” chore.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@AlmostMrsShield:  You have so many conflicting confusing overwhelming emotions as a mother and I don’t think they EVER go away. You KNOW you are a good mother, but you constantly are looking at ways to improve and grow. You want the very best for your baby. 

You are very lucky to have an excellent support system. I feel that they make me a better parent. Good luck with your journey. It’s an amazing one indeed!

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