Sleep ins, hot coffee, sex in the lounge room and languishing in a long, hot shower … who’s missing these simple pleasures?
These are just a few of the many things our MoM members shared that they wish they’d known they’d miss once baby arrived. We laughed, we empathised and we all realised that the list of what we wish we’d known is long. But it’s also universal. Seems many of us all feel the same!
Carla shared, I wish I’d known that …
“I would never sleep again, that housework will never be over and that each child you have is like a little piece of your heart walking around.”
Paige shared …
“I wish I had known that people say they will be there to help…..but they really aren’t. But it’s OK one day at a time.”
Nicole said, I wish I’d known that …
“They don’t need as many toys as you think they need. I often sit back and just see money all over the living room floor – LOL”
Kate said, I wish I’d known that …
“You lose your freedom and you will forever be known as a mum, that’s all.”
Danyn revealed …
“I wish I never took my sleep ins for granted! 7:30am is a sleep in now LOL”
Elizabeth said, I wish I’d known to ….
“Enjoy doing the most simple things in life like going to the toilet in peace, going to the shop, run in and run out putting petrol in your car and paying. Now you need to get all the kids out to do these things.”
“That since having kids I am absolutely terrified with the world they are growing up in … or just scared in general about my kids getting hurt (any shape or form) bullying at school etc…”
“That no matter what you do or how you do it, someone will tell you that you are doing it wrong!”
Belle didn’t realise …
“That it takes a while to get to know your baby and to develop a routine. Don’t be hard on yourself while you learn how to juggle this new role.”
Teagan confessed …
“That things are constantly changing and time goes quicker than you can imagine. She also wrote “That it IS possible to have “me” time and dates with your partner … but I don’t want them half as much as I thought I would and often pass up on an outing because I’d rather be with my bub LOL”
Importantly, Lee told us …
“Don’t stress over the little things much bigger things to stress about will happen lol”
“How many sacrifices need to be made! You really do give up more than what you could ever understand.”
We also talked about how tiring it is and how any previous routine you had totally goes out the window. Including showers and beauty regime! You can forget that.
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You can also find out HERE what MoM members found to be completely unexpected when it came to childbirth.
What else do you wish you knew?