For a period of time, I didn’t feel like a person anymore. I felt like a (incredibly exhausted, vomited and faeces covered) body wandering around with two HUUUUUUGE breasts attached. The downside of breastfeeding for me was feeling as though the milk bar was ALWAYS open.
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Lesson #10 – When you have a baby your motherly instincts will kick in right away (Unless you’re me)
So you’ve just had a baby, it’s finally time to leave the hospital and go home. You will be leaving with a new baby. That’s right. Medical professionals are going to let YOU take a new baby home. What the heck are you supposed to do once you get home? That’s when the fun really…
Lesson #7 – Some things are far worse than you had ever imagined, and then there’s labour.
I used to be an avid watcher of the TV show, One Born Every Minute. I loved that in the space of an hour (well with ads maybe 40ish minutes) the audience would be introduced to three different women, their journey and we would watch their bubs be born. I remember one particular episode where…
Lesson #6 – Not all compliments are good ones. Sometimes they are just a bit too keen.
“You should really get him into baby modelling and get him signed up with an agent.”
Lesson #4 – Sometimes things don’t go according to the plan and that’s okay (Unless you are a control freak who doesn’t cope well with change)
I’d lost sight (yet again) of why I started this all in the first place.
Lesson #3 – Please inundate me with your unsolicited advice and inappropriate questions (said no pregnant woman ever)!
When I announced that I was pregnant, I was absolutely overwhelmed by the advice and the questions that I received from not only my friends and family, but random people. My absolute fave thing was unsolicited advice on pregnancy and labour from people who had never been pregnant. Yes, please impart all of your wisdom…
Lesson #2 – You’re not crazy, it’s just the pregnancy hormones (Or are you?!)
My pregnancy was not announced at work until I was 12 weeks, and apart from my boss and one or two people our news was on the down low so it was business as usual (well, kind of!). I tried very hard to keep my shizz together and act like everything was normal but the…
Lesson #1 – Reality isn’t nearly as bright and shiny as the fantasy (well not usually)
I’ve seen videos on YouTube where women find out they are pregnant and are beyond happy or when they tell their partner they will be a daddy. I had always fantasised that I would have that moment. Actually, my little fantasy involved me being impeccably dressed and leaning over a pregnancy test, holding hands with my husband (who would also be impeccably dressed) watching and praying that it would be positive. Apparently not in reality. I didn’t feel how I thought I should and that was a shock.