A Few Things We Have Learnt Since Becoming Parents

So as relatively new parents we thought we ought to do a post about some of the things we have learnt so far! So here goes:

  • Giving birth hurts!!
  • Sitting down / walking after giving birth really hurts!
  • You do forget the pain!
  • Antenatal classes don’t teach you much but you do make friends!
  • Having a baby brings with it lots of new friends who are a great source of support and become firm cake buddies
  • ‘Everywhere you go, always take the wet wipes, the wet wipes with you’!
  • Time changes – everything goes really really fast!
  • Random people think it is ok to approach and reach out to touch your baby – its not!
  • No matter how much pink you dress your baby in people still get their gender wrong!
  • You have to chill out on the housework – despite thinking you will be able to keep your standards high.
  • Everything takes sooooooooooooooooooo much longer!
  • People are really nice to you and genuinely very interested in your tiny person.
  • The day you don’t a take spare outfit is always the day you have to deal with massive sick or an exploding nappy.
  • If you stay calm your baby stays calm – they are extremely stress sensitive
  • Its very important to share your baby with grandparents, siblings and good friends – your baby holds a special place in their hearts too.
  • You get to eat a lot of cake
  • Your baby changes every single day
  • Despite your best efforts you end up discussing your baby’s poo!
  • You feel incredibly proud of everything they do.
  • You cannot remember what life was like before they came along
  • You can’t take too many photos!
  • You worry a lot – mostly about stupid things!
  • Baby poo comes out better if you soak the item in cold water (this is a tip from Pauline).
  • Breastfeeding makes you very thirsty.
  • Weaning is messy but fun!
  • Everyone has an opinion about everything related to your baby – ignore them!
  • Supermarket own brand nappies are cheaper and just as good as the branded sort – errrmmmmm?? Boots / Wilko’s own are also fine!
  • Supermarket shopping with a baby is STRESSFUL – one of the reasons we’ve given it up!

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