Nov 12, 2012

What I didnt know

We were the first of our immediate close friends to have a baby. Then we had another one! Every time someone announces they are expecting, I think back to my life while pregnant with Colton and those first few months as a new mom. I just *wish* I could tell myself what I know now:
  1. The greatest day of your life is coming. You will have dirty hair and no make-up on. 
  2. Hate to break it, you don't turn out to be one of those all belly pregnant girls.
  3. Prepare thyself for the unexpected bumps in the road during pregnancy and delivery. Or at least have a bag packed by 32wks...no seriously go pack.
  4. You will fall in love with your husband all over again the day your son is born.
  5. Feeling like you're gonna die everyday after work is a good indicator that, indeed, you might die after work! Listen to your body chick!
  6. Your family will take turns babysitting you in the hospital. Appreciate them.
  7. Just because you think you know about preemie babies from work does not mean you know about YOUR preemie baby. (sidenote: calling your boss while on a pain pump & mag to tell him the nurses stole your baby is a bad idea, see #14)
  8. Cloth diapers are a great investment. You rock!
  9. When they tell you in the NICU to let the baby rest and quit holding him, ignore them. Cuddle on mama, cuddle on.
  10. Speaking of...when wheeled into the NICU just after surgery you will insist on doing the Miss America wave the whole way. Your entire immediate family will see this. So remember elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist...
  11. You will go apeshit slightly crazy when you have to leave the baby with your Gammy and go back to work. She loves that baby as much as she loves you; ALOT.
  12. One day in the not so far future you get to stay home with your children. For real!
  13. It's OK that he isn't even on the growth chart. He's cuter longer.
  14. Do yourself a favor and have someone take your phone away from you while in the ICU. Calling your bff 4 different times to tell her you had the baby will one day be an embarrassing story.
  15. Your body is never the same, its better!!!
  16. You're going to love being a mommy.
  17. You're never going to sleep again.
  18. Just kidding...
  19. But really...
  20. Sleep now. Sleep for 12+ hours if you can. Then after you've been awake for a good 3 hours, lay down and take a nap. In your clean no baby puke bed! btw baby puke is gross, your babies puke is grosser. yay!!!

1 comment:

  1. I told my kids you will never know how much your Mama loves you until you have kids of your own.

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