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I’m not trying to be pessimistic, but there are several things that I wish I knew before I had a baby. Of course no lesson is truly learned without firsthand experience, but here are a few eye-openers for you to ponder while growing your little bundle of joy…

You will get through those first two weeks, two months, two years, and live to tell about it.

You may feel very lonely when you’re feeding and burping at 4 AM and you hear the newspaper hit the driveway. It seems like you’re the only person on Earth that’s awake besides the paper carrier and you can envision tumbleweeds rolling down your street. Just know that you aren’t alone and it will get easier.

You will eventually run out of your surplus of diapers and wipes. They won’t last as long as you think.

Even if you get back down to your pre-baby weight, nothing will ever be in the same place as it used to be. It’s like your whole body shifts around and clothes that used to look good will not fit right anymore. Upside: you get a new wardrobe! Downside: your breasts may sag, even if you don’t breastfeed. Ugg.


Posted by missmanic, 25th October 2013


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  • I think everyone goes through the stage and it’s just a matter of getting through it and remembering you’re not alone

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  • This is so so true.

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  • I absolutely agree with your last paragraph! I was so happy when I lost all the kg I put on while I was pregnant with my daughter. But I still got the tummy and my favourite tops still don’t fit! And don’t need to talk about “breasts may sag” part!

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  • hah funny and true had a smile thanks

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  • nothing will ever be in the same place as it used to be. It’s like your whole body shifts around …..yep, definitely found this to be true!!

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  • I wish someone had told me these things

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  • Love the bit about your body bits shifting. Too true.

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  • Definately not alone :( My biggest regret was not speaking up for myself as a first time mum.

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  • This made me smile-thank you

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  • haha.. more like things they said too much!

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  • It does not matter what you are told it is different for all first timers. Those meals in the freezer will be so welcomed when the day has not gone right. Have spare clothes for yourself when going out plus of course for baby. You will find out what suits you not some one else idea, what they went through could be the opposite of you or come no where near it.

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  • Lol but so true. Pretty much everything planned in our heads prior to baby being born doesn’t always turn out that way. Go with what feels right & my addition to this is make sure you ave a few tins of baby food as you never know when they may come in handy. I used to leave a couple jars in baby bag as well as rusk sticks at all time, oh one more, if your bubs needs a dummy ladies buy 3 instead of one, stock up :)

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