Motherhood
  • T
  • about 1 year ago

New Mom- WAKE UP CALL

Sooo this post isn’t really for gaining advice but actually confirming that I’m not alone. Did anyone else know, prior to having a baby, how many things we’d actually go through?! I mean, people told me “you’ll never sleep again” (true) and they told me their labor and delivery stories but DAMN! What about— “she may have trouble with certain formulas” (I thought all babies ate the same) “There will be sleep regressions” (that’s a thing??) “She may cry for 2 hours straight” (for what though?) “You may not produce enough milk to breastfeed” (GREATTT) “Overtired, overstimulated” (okay, and how do I balance that??) “Wake windows” (What the hell does that even mean?) “Sleep sacks” (I put my baby in a sack?! 😂) “They May have acid reflux” (babies can have that?) “She’ll be happy one day and unable to soothe the next” (HELPPP) “Colic” (don’t know what that is and apparently neither does anyone else) “No naps one day and sleeping all day the next” (oh okay, girl) “Probiotics, gripe water” (those are things?!) I LOVE my babe so much, but again, DAMN! These poor little babes go through more than I ever thought 😅
  • H
  • about 1 year ago

Seeing as though I'm a new mother (16 weeks) I have no other choice but to look forward to these wonderful nightmares lol

  • K
  • about 1 year ago

It’s a trap! That was the first thing I learned when I had my son. Everyone talks about this glow and how it’s awesome and people don’t talk about the hormones and feels and struggle to keep this tiny human that has been pretty safe in your body for 9 months and now in this world alive. I did see what to expect when your expecting which shows a few different versions of pregnancy but still it’s hard and I feel all of this. Oh and not to mention what you did with one kid probably won’t work on another so just when you thought you had a good thing and knew what you were doing they said f that try again.

  • A
  • about 1 year ago

Girl yes. My son is 6mo old now. First 3 months was colic AND acid reflux, colic is gone but reflux is controlled by meds now. Currently dealing with some sleep regression, dropping a nap and teething 😭 my pediatrician gives his parents his home number and I swear he knew my number by the first month lol.

  • A
  • about 1 year ago

He’s on Pepcid! I’ll never regret medicating him. He didn’t deserve the pain of going through that ❤️ it’s been the best choice for us

  • T
  • about 1 year ago

Oh wow! It’s always something with these sweet babes. What did you do for reflux??

  • K
  • about 1 year ago

No one told me I’d be waking up in puddles of milk and having major night sweats with flu like symptoms man that was a shocker 😂 Luckily I didn’t have any of that with my second

  • E
  • about 1 year ago

I get so angry every time I see a birth portrayed on TV now. Oh ok, her water’s going to break and miraculously the baby’s just gonna come out with like 2 pushes an hour later. Cool, cool.

  • T
  • about 1 year ago

Right?! I was in labor for 20 hours and pushed for almost 5 hours before she was here 😅 Regardless, shits not easy.

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