Things you wish they told you before you became a mother

on Aug 19, 2015 @ 06:36 pm

Hello everyone,
There are a number of things I wish people had told me before I had a baby and i was wondering if there was any one thing thin you wish they had told you?

Now I try to share with my friends what I think they should know and they brush me off (so I get why no one told me anything). Anyway let me start it off -

1) I wish someone told me how much I would miss being know like heading  to the mall 'alone' to buy something and just have a coffee...doing that now is so complicated!

22 Replies

Sandra Ribeiro
on August 19, 2015 on Aug 19, 2015 @ 06:50 pm

I'm not a mom but my friends complain that don't have enough "me time"

. on Aug 20, 2015 @ 01:44 pm

I wish someone had told me how hard it was going to be when the youngest left for college. The bittersweet feeling was one I was unprepared for.


I never could have my own children which I really wanted. But I do have a 19 year old step son the moved here with us around 2 years ago. So my life changed so much from the 2 of us to the 3 of us I mean it was so hard at first privacy, rules, phone, food and just trying to get along with my stepson who has a mom. It was really a challenge. But I have seen Bill change for the better in so many ways to a working, helping me fix things around the house, getting a drivers licence. I am so proud of the young man he is turning into. Many of my friends have said to me , Your so lucky you never had children. I don't know if that is true because I truly have enjoyed being a step mom and it kind of gave me a purpose in my life and someone to care about.

Food on Oct 23, 2015 @ 11:04 am

I wish they had told me what not to eat if you are beast feeding !! Ex: broccoli and cauliflower gives the baby massive gas ! ( did for my son) he was in sooooo much pain that he cried all the time ! I made that mistake twice before realizing this was causing him gas !

Worry on Oct 29, 2015 @ 01:31 pm

I wish someone told me how worried id be all the time ! like he could be in my arm and perfectly fine and im still constantly worrying. What if im not doing this right .... like even when I get a chance to go out for a bit while someone watches him I think what if they look away and he gets hurt what if they put him down for a nap and he stops breathing and they don't check on him what if I go home and my baby is not there. its like when he isn't with me I have a piece missing ! I don't know if its normal or im just paranoid


... on Oct 29, 2015 @ 04:41 pm

How much you will miss 'me' time. It just doesn't exist anymore.
Don't forget to nurture your relationship with your spouse - anytime someone offers to babysit, say YES!!!
This too shall pass. Baby's cry. A lot. Sometimes nothing is wrong. This too shall pass.
And my favorite - your baby will grow up in SPITE of you, not because of you. Haha.

A good night's sleep on Nov 05, 2015 @ 04:56 pm

sleeping through the night is the number one thing I miss. No midnight pee runs,no 1am feedings etc

The first 3 months on Dec 19, 2015 @ 01:05 am

I knew it would be hard but nobody told me how hard the first few months would be. My baby never stopped crying for the first 2 months. I lost so much weight because i hardly was able to put her down or eat or do anything really. It was awful but then all of a sudden she changed and now I can't ask for a better baby. At 2 and a half months she stopped crying non stop and slept through the night. She is 4 months now and is still the same:)

sisters on Jan 02, 2016 @ 02:16 am

one of my sisters and I used to be best friends we were always together then she got pregnant and had a baby then I wanted a baby I thought having a baby was just having a baby and that was it boy was I mistaking I love my kids more than anything in the world after I had them I spent all my time with them I remember after my first son was born I started missing my friendship with my sister so much I used to tell my husband I felt like I lost my sister I was really sad we used to be together all the time and then I'd only see her once a week

My time with them on Jan 02, 2016 @ 01:46 pm

If there is one thing that I wish people had really imprinted on me, is that love and cherish every moment as they fly buy so quickly and then you will miss them being little again. It is a time that you will never get back. Even though there will be little sleep and lots of messes to clean up just take the time every day to cuddle and look into those baby, toddler and child's eyes and enjoy the moment :)

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