Motherhood the ‘_______’est thing that can happen to a woman. Depending on the mood you’re in, you can fill that blank with whatever you’re feeling at this exact moment. ‘Cos let’s face it, that word shifts wildly, from hour to hour, day to day. It can swing between happiest / toughest / scariest / noisiest / smelliest / bravest… the list goes on.
But whatever your word right now, here are some of the quirkier universal truths about being a new mom that you just can’t escape.
1. You’ve developed the ability to sleep anytime, anywhere
Catching a quick snooze in mid-conversation? Sure, it’s embarrassing – but oh-so-necessary after endless days of this…
2. ‘The Wheels of The Bus’ is now the soundtrack of your life
There’s no stopping that song! At meal times, sleepy time, bathing time…
3. You’ll know very little about the rest of the world…
Get ready to be one of the least well-informed people among your non-parent friends. Who’s got time for breaking news??
Because now, it’s ALL about baby news. The world can wait…
4. You find you’ve turned into an ambassadress for nursing bras
You can’t stop raving about them; after all, they’re every nursing mother’s b(r)e(a)st friend. There’s no awkward struggle to lift them off, or unhook them while trying to feed your baby; You even start advocating the advantages of nursing bras to all your friends, “Just unclasp the cups and you can breast feed anytime anywhere!” Many come with removable, washable pads that prevent awkward staining when you’re out and about. So really, what’s not to love about them?
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5. You’ll become fluent in baby talk
You used to laugh at other moms and dads as they addressed each other ‘mummy’ and ‘daddy’, or ‘papa’ and ‘mamma’. And you’d smother a laugh, while they said like things like “I’ll just go potty, and come back in a bit.” You now see those same expressions on other non-parent’s faces; because you’re the one doing the baby-talk. Frankly though, it’s quite all right, ‘cos you and ‘daddy’ don’t give an itty-bitty hoot.
We get it. Motherhood is tough! With so many challenges already coming your way, don’t let your bra be one of them.