As a first-time mom, you could fill libraries with what I didn’t know before having a child...and they do… have shelf after shelf of theories about parenthood.
Oh the joys of parenthood 😉
Becoming a mom means you will hear everyone’s different opinion about some theory they read or what their kids did. This can be overwhelming to new mother’s, often feeling judged if their ideals aren’t a match with those of the advice giving acquaintance. While some don’t enjoy new mother advice. I DID appreciate all the advice I’ve received. I did NOT take all the advice that I was given, but I did file it away for consideration of possible outcomes and occasionally in times of ‘nothing else is working’, I’d consult the list of random things I’d been told, most weren’t successful other than, sometimes baby needs a change of scenery and sometimes it helps if someone else can hold baby for a little bit.
If you try and take everyone’s advice, all the time…your head will explode
Following your own intuition and doing what’s best for your individual family is the best way to go. No one knows your kid but you, and all those shelves of parenting books may or may not apply to your family. It seems every few years the new edition comes out disproving the theories of previous generations.
Of all the recommendations…and as many new mom’s I was told of countless experiences. I often heard ‘Get your sleep. Now, while you can.’ They weren’t kidding! Sheesh. Actually, society should specifically plan to save and log extra hours of sleep prior to having kids, or go through warrior training, because it’s brutal when you are rounding into your second or third sleep deprived year!
Actually, society should specifically plan to save and log extra hours of sleep prior to having kids, and go through warrior training, because it’s brutal when you are rounding into your second or third sleep deprived year!
I was warned about how much life was going to change, which I expected it to, however, no one told me….
No one. Not a single person said. ‘Enjoy your chance to shower and poop in peace now’.
That was probably the biggest surprise, since Skyler, as a little bitty baby would instantly have screaming fits where it looked like he stopped breathing, I was deathly afraid of making him cry, which meant holding and rocking him all the time…which meant showering and pooping had suddenly become rare precious opportunities.
Baby’s first few months are tough, it does get easier, you will make it through…but somehow I thought I’d eventually get to poop in peace. With my adorable, spunky, comical two year old…we’re not quite there yet.
This is what happens when mom has to poop. Skyler discovers what he can get into…
Putting on his favorite show and giving him snacks to entertain himself, locking the front door and heading to the bathroom, means he’ll be with me in 20 seconds, helping me wipe or wanting to use all the toilet paper, opening and handing me sanitary napkins asking if I need a diaper, wanting to sit on my lap and nurse, taking a shower with his clothing on, and now I can add climbing into the closet and taking all the juice out of the fridge to that list.
No one told me that it will still be super challenging to poop with a toddler.
MUST WATCH WITH VOLUME!!!
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Someday when he’s all grown up, I’m sure I’ll be on the toilet all by myself and miss having my little buddy.
I know you have some GREAT #Thisiswhathappenswhenmomtriestopoop photos and I want to see them!!!
Here are a few of mine. A few blasts from the past to this week.