Some funny little things I used to say before becoming a mom. Enjoy.
- “I can’t believe they set their kids in front of an iPad at dinner!” Umm hello Miss Judgement pants. Don’t knock it until you try it. My little guy is only 7 months and has a small obsession with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse already. Whoopsie.
- “That baby has dirt under her fingernails. I bet they don’t give her a bath everyday.” Giving Noah a bath everyday is not something that has ever happened. I mean he can totally go 2 days without a bath. How dirty can a baby get and who has the time to bathe a baby daily? Not me.
- “Why would they ever let their baby cry in it’s crib?” This is a tough one. I tried the cry it out method for a couple of nights and I thought I was going to have a panic attack. I had to pour a glass of wine to even stomach the fact that I was going to let my little guy cry in his crib and not go pick him up. It’s totally against maternal nature, but now i totally get it. You have to train your little ones to fall asleep on their own or they aren’t going to be able to. I’ve had my share of walking Noah around and singing to him for 30- 60 minutes trying to get him to sleep.
- “I’m not having an epidural.” Ha, well with a 9 lb 5 oz baby and being in labor for 17 hours I decided it was okay to get an epidural. Labor is crazy and you have no way to prepare for what’s going to happen. It’s best to go in with an open and positive mind.
- “Staying at home with the baby will be so nice, I’ll never want to work at an office again.” Okay, so part of this is totally true. I’m not the corporate type and will never work for a big corporation, but being at home 24/7 isn’t the easiest thing either. Mom’s don’t just hang out all day doing nothing. I am either working or sleeping every second of the day that I’m not spending with Noah.
- “My baby is always going to be dressed super stylish” This is just too funny. Did I literally think I was going to dress Noah in a baby tuxedo at all times? He hasn’t even graduated from onesies at this point. To me it’s really been mostly about function when it comes to dressing him. There are days when I do dress him up, but for the most part he is in a onesie for quick diaper changes.
- “I will never use a pacifier” I remember feeling stressed out the first time we gave the little guy a pacifier. I was worried he was going to become a paci-addict and not be able to live without it. There was some sort of idea built up in my head that giving your baby a pacifier was a way of shutting them out. In reality it’s just a good tool to have if you’re out at a restaurant or somewhere where the baby isn’t comfortable. It’s been pretty handy to keep him calm when we are in unfamiliar places & he isn’t an addict 😉
Who can relate?