What you should know before having kids
Yes, your life will change. You will change.
Are you ready for the ride of your life? If you are pregnant or haven’t been a mother yet, then what we are about to discuss will become second nature to you very soon. Here are some things you should know before becoming a mother.
Your body will change
Even after the birth you will most likely still be wearing maternity clothes. It will take some time to get back into those high waisted jeans…
Be proud of your body! It birthed a child and its completely normal that it’s not the same as before. Take time to recover from your pregnancy and childbirth, enjoy time with your baby. There will be plenty of time to get back in those jeans.
Ask for help, but don’t believe what everyone says
Always ask for help when you need it remember you will be exhausted and defeated. Don’t feel guilty, no one expects you to do it all yourself. Talk to your partner, family, doctor, and friends, don’t let the anxiety of it all take over. Remember: you are also important.
Your relationship with your partner will change
You’ll wish you bought a bigger bed instead of a crib. At times you’ll be jealous of your partner, of their free time, of how they’re not pulling their weight…there’ll be less sex…and if there is it’ll be very quiet…
Keep communicating with them.
It’s natural that you’ll try to get a lot of things done while the baby is sleeping but don’t forget you need sleep too.
It hurts a lot
Childbirth, stitches and breastfeeding it all hurts.
Breastfeed if you want and can but don’t stress yourself over it. All feeding options are good feeding options.
Welcome to the world of pee and poo
Wet wipes will save your life, there’s nothing having one handy can’t solve. You will transition from a person who used to find burps and poos disgusting to… someone who looks forward to them…
Try and relax as much as you can
Don’t let anyone compare you or your baby to anyone else and don’t let people’s comments get to you, think about you and your family.
Instagram is not real life
It’s much better than that!