I have given birth to four beautiful children. I am a stay at home mom to three beautiful children. My son is almost 10! TEN! I’m not sure how this happened, or when, but it did. My daughter is 2 and the two boys will be 9 and 10 soon! My oldest son placed for adoption will be 14!
However in saying all that, I realize it does not make me a parenting expert by any means, but I have learned some things along the way.
Here are some New Mom Truths for all of, you guessed it, new moms out there!
1. No matter how many times while growing up that you promised yourself that it wouldn’t happen, it will. Your mothers voice and words will come out of your mouth. It happens to all of us. Bonus points if you lick your finger and try to clean a smug off your child’s dirty face.
2. Try to deny it, promise you won’t say it, you can’t help it you will. At one point or anything you will say “Because I said so” or “I’m the Mom, thats why!”
3. Movies will make you cry, the news will make you cry, even commercials may make you cry. Pretty much anything you put on the TV will make you cry.
4. You will cry from pure joy, happiness, love – so much love, being over tired, stressed, frustration, feeling like your failed, feeling amazing, being a total bad-ass mom. And you will probably cry from all these emotions and more all in the same day.
5. You will ask “where are your socks/shoes?!” more times than you would have ever thought humanly possible.
6. You will be puked, peed, and pooped on. If you are really lucky it may even happen all at the same time.
7. If you don’t like coffee or drink coffee or some source of caffeine, don’t worry, you will.
8. There is a good chance you will walk out of the house with spit up and/or snot on you, and you won’t even notice it. Also if you wear black, your child will magically have a runny nose and use you as a snot rag.
9. The whole “you will never go to the bathroom alone again” line is totally true. Even if you do manage to get in there alone, there will be a child outside the door asking for you, or your husband. It never really ends.
10. No matter how crazy your kids drive you, no matter how much you crave time alone, the minute you get that time alone you will miss your kids. There is a 99% chance that when you finally get out on a date with your husband you will end up talking about the kids non stop.
11. No matter how many parenting books you read, how many articles you read, how many parents you talk to, you will still feel like you don’t know what you are doing and like you are messing up. Don’t worry, you aren’t. I will let you all know a secret, most of us (that admit it) always feel like this.
12. The first time your child is sick it will break your heart and you would give anything to make them feel better. You will feel totally helpless and totally blessed that simple hugs and cuddles from you will help make them feel better.
13. You will love that baby more than you ever thought possible. Like a crazy, crazy amount.
Parents out there, if you have anything else to add, I would love to hear it! Share below!