Have you ever found yourself rocking back and forth with the shopping trolley, settling the baby, only to remember the baby is actually at home with Grandma, and not in the trolley at all? Welcome to newborn life.
The early days of having a baby, in that sleep-deprived fog, are an interesting time of life. Things happen. Things like putting the keys in the fridge, clothes in the dishwasher, and putting dinner in the oven and simply forgetting about it until that sweet smell of burned food fills the house. If you’ve done anything in that newborn fog that has you asking, “But why?” then you are not alone.
TELL ME YOU HAVE A NEWBORN WITHOUT TELLING ME YOU HAVE A NEWBORN
How can you tell us you have a newborn, without actually telling us? Seeing a person swaying back and forth with their shopping trolley is a dead giveaway that they’ve got kids. “I caught myself pushing my shopping trolley back and forth while standing in line on a solo trip to the store,” one mum shared on a reddit thread, talking about funny things people do in the newborn fog. “My husband did that the other day and the cashier commented that he must be a father,” another mum shared.
Even in the middle of the night, mums maintain safety first. This mum shared her hilarious newborn moment, “My cat was sleeping next to me, and I had to get out of bed in the middle of the night. Half asleep, I gently lifted my cat off the bed to move him, while making sure to support his head and neck.”
Have you ever tried to have a conversation, and then had to stop mid-way because you can’t for the life of you remember what you were saying? Sometimes talking is so hard. “Sometimes I stop mid sentence because I forgot the next word.” We’ve all been there right?
Life definitely changes with a baby. Late night are a thing of the past for many, including this mum, “Someone asked us over for dinner at 6 and I said that was too late.” That’s practically bedtime for many of us.
Self-care also takes a side-step in the early days/weeks/months/years/decades of parenting, “Only one of my legs is shaved, that’s all the time I had before the baby started crying in her crib.”
Tell us! What funny things did you do in those early newborn days?