Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"42"ish Things That Change When You Have a Baby

Babycenter.com is a great website and they send me e-mails all the time, letting me know what Carter is going through at different stages in his life, and offering helpful advice and resources.  It's a great website and I recommend it to any pregnant woman or mother.  So anyway, today I got a real treasure of an e-mail from Babycenter and I wanted to share it.  But, in true This Young Mum fashion, I am only going to share the ones that are relevant and not hoaky or just plain idiotic, for example - you finally figured out what those breasts are for!  Ahem... really?  Thanks, Lady.  (I would also like to point out that there were only 27 things on the list.  But the title says 42.  I don't know).

Forty-two Things That Change When You Have a Baby
by Rebecca Woolf

1. You finally stop to smell the roses, because your baby is in your arms.

2. Where you once believed you were fearless, you now find yourself afraid.

3. The sacrifices you thought you made to have a child no longer seem like sacrifices.

4. You respect your body ... finally.

5. You respect your parents and love them in a new way.

6. You find that your baby's pain feels much worse than your own.

7. You believe once again in the things you believed in as a child.

8. You lose touch with the people in your life whom you should have banished years ago.

9. Your heart breaks much more easily.

10. You think of someone else 234,836,178,976 times a day.

11. Every day is a surprise.

12. Bodily functions are no longer repulsive. In fact, they please you. (Hooray for poop!)

13. You look at your baby in the mirror instead of yourself.

14. You become a morning person.

15. Your love becomes limitless, a superhuman power.
And from our readers...
1. "You discover how much there is to say about one tooth." — Ashley's mom

5. "You realize that although sticky, lollipops have magical powers." — Roxanne

6. "You don't mind going to bed at 9 p.m. on Friday night." — Kellye

7. "Silence? What's that?" — Anonymous

9. "You discover an inner strength you never thought you had." — Ronin and Brookie's mom
13. "You take the time for one more hug and kiss even if it means you'll be late." — Tracey

14. "You learn that taking a shower is a luxury." — Jayden's mom

15. "You realize that you can love a complete stranger." — Dezarae's mom
16. You find yourself wanting to make this world a better place. — Arizona
17. If you didn’t believe in love at first sight before, now you do! — Ciara
18. You start to appreciate Sesame Street for its intellectual contribution. — Anon.
19. You have to quit watching the news because you see every story from a mother's perspective and it breaks your heart. — Brooke&Boys
26. You want to take better care of yourself for your child. — Treasor
27. You can have the most wonderful conversation using only vowel sounds like "ahhh" and "oooo." — littlehulk2008

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