Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Things I Wish I'd Known Before Having a Baby

1.  That you can't go up or down stairs for 6 weeks postpartum.
2. That you will be chained to your couch (or bed) breastfeeding nonstop for the first 3 weeks (but it does get better!).
3. Don't plan on cooking a meal for at least 3 months.
4. Your husband will forever take a backseat to your child.
5. Same with your dogs.
6. You will become very attached to the doctor (and nurses, and CNA's, and food service people) that are there when you deliver your baby.
7. When the doctor tells you that your baby doesn't have to come back for another 2 months you will have a full-blown panic attack.
8. Suddenly co-sleeping (which you have been adamantly against pre-baby) doesn't seem like such a bad idea, in fact you secretly prefer it.
9. You will actually begin to love nursing once all the pain subsides.
10. You will become obsessed with any and all information you can get your hands on relating to babies and their eating, sleeping, and pooping habits. I get every parenting magazine on the market and I've read every parenting book at my local library.
11. Suddenly shopping for clothes loses its luster unless it's for your baby.
12. It will be hard to relate to your friends who are still childless.
13. Don't plan on your labor and delivery going as planned.
14. Your bed will become your dining room table, office, and couch.


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