It’s amazing how becoming a parent can change you. From the person you once were – having no actual responsibilities other than making sure you show up to work on time – to becoming this person who is responsible for the SAFETY and WELL-BEING of a whole other person. This is scary right? Or is it just me?
There are a few things I do wish I’d known prior to having Logan because I feel like I could have been better prepared. Oh, who am I kidding? NOTHING can prepare you for motherhood! Be it as it may, here are a few things I’d like to share with you anyway…
1. Prepare to be on team no-sleep. I’ve received SO MANY tips and trick from other parents on how they got their kids to sleep through the night, but honestly, nothing has worked so far. As I have learned in the past 6 months, no 2 kids are the same. What works for you might not work for me. And as of yet, I’m still waiting for the night that Logan sleeps through.
2. Reflux is an evil beech. It seems Logan’s reflux situation is getting better as the months pass. Fingers crossed! (For those who don’t know, reflux is when your baby constantly spits up milk after a feed. In most cases it goes away around 6 months but in other cases children can suffer from reflux up to the age of 1 year and beyond.)
3. Your baby will demand all of your attention all of the time and you’ll just have to deal with it. I am a full time photographer and started blogging recently. I am also a stay at home mom and I run the household i.e cleaning, cooking etc. I have absolutely no idea how other moms do it, but sometimes I just want to go to the bathroom alone, and sit and pee for 1 minute, alone. My daily routine includes singing nursery rhymes every time I put baby down to use the loo, so that he doesn’t feel alone and cry until he sees my face again.
4. Raising humans is hard work. Have I mentioned I am tired?
5. Clipping a baby’s nails is probably the scariest thing on the face of the earth!
6. You’ll be able to eat dinner, go and change a poopy diaper and come back and finish your plate without losing your appetite. (Or even batting an eye). This still freaks my husband out a bit.
7. Vomit, poop and pee will all be a part of your daily #OOTD. And if it’s not one of those it might either be food or snot.
8. It’s the most fun and amazing thing that can happen to a person. Yes, I cannot remember a night where I slept for more than 3 hours straight. Yes, I permanently smell like sour milk because I am constantly covered in vomit. No. I don’t remember when last I was able to enjoy a hot (or even warm) cup of coffee. But believe me, seeing that gummy smiley face in the morning makes me want to do it all over again.