Monday, 22 January 2018

Things You Never Thought Would Happen To You Before You Had A Baby


As you would expect, becoming a parent changes your life drastically in so many ways; both good and questionably annoying...but it's also some of these little things that make the experience entertaining during those long days and make you realise just how lucky you are to be blessed with a tiny human. From normal everyday activities that have now been hijacked by your baby, to touching gross bodily fluids that you swore you'd never touch, here are some of the things that I never thought would happen to me before I had my son. Disclaimer: expect some grossness, some cuteness and some general activities that you can no longer enjoy alone...or at all really. :P

HAVING YOUR MUCH NEEDED CUP OF TEA AND DINNER GO COLD BEFORE YOU GET TO IT 


My biggest peeve about being a parent has got to be this one. I did get warned about it whilst I was pregnant but I never thought it would be to this extent, haha. Don't get me wrong, I love spending every minute of every day with my son, but when you've spent all day entertaining him and then you sit down to a nice cold plate of food and a stale cup of tea, it makes you want to cry. I just want a warm nutritious meal that hasn't been cooked in a microwave please.

NEVER BEING ABLE TO WALLOW IN SELF PITY WHEN YOU'RE ILL


Young babies don't know or care when you're ill. They are relentless. You could be full to the brim with a nasty sinus cold or bed bound with a fever and they'll still be demanding that you play with them. It's not their fault obviously, they just want their parents, but it sure as hell sucks when you're feeling rough and just want to wallow in bed with a hot water bottle.

SEVERE SLEEP DEPRIVATION


Another thing I knew was coming but thought I could manage. I used to love love love my sleep and having a baby monumentally ruined that for me. Not only do I barely get any sleep these days because he's not in a routine where he sleeps for more than 4 or 5 hours at a time, sometimes even less - but when I do manage to sleep, I now find myself in a sort of mummy standby mode where I'm subconsciously listening out for him. So I haven't had a decent deep sleep in what feels like forever. It's gotta be the worst thing about being a parent, you just feel like a zombie 80% of the time!

SNIFFING YOUR BABY'S BUM TO SEE IF THEY'VE POOPED


This was something me and Dane promised never to do as whenever we watched people do it in public it made us cringe, but ironically, one of the first things Dane persuaded me to do when Cassius was born was sniff his bum so we didn't waste time changing his nappy every time he farted. I'm not proud of it but it's just one of those things...although I have refrained from doing it in public places, just because. (This is in no way a dig at parents who do do this in public, it's just our personal cringe meter, do what you gotta do!)

HAVING YOUR BABY THROW UP IN YOUR  MOUTH


 Okay so I haven't experienced this yet, thank God, but twice now our baby boy has hilariously managed to throw up in Dane's mouth as he's playing with him. I can't imagine it's very enjoyable to have baby milk spat down your throat but it's bloody funny to watch from an outsiders perspective! ;)

FINDING SOMETHING SO CUTE THAT YOU WANNA SQUISH IT


 This is becoming an issue for us at the moment, in a good way. He's so damn cute, especially in the mornings when his little face lights up as he sees us and he babbles as he reaches out to us, that we sometimes struggle not to squish the life out of him. Not sure if this is just an us thing or if it's a normal thing for parents but gosh, we did create a cute AF little human and the love we have for him is ridiculous.

REALISING THAT YOU GOT SUBSTANTIALLY OLDER OVERNIGHT


Everything became a lot more real the morning Cassius was born. We realised we can't be as reckless and YOLO as we used too, can't get white girl wasted on nights out anymore, can't just pick up and go away whenever we feel like it. Life feels a lot more precious now that we have a baby to raise and we're both a lot more aware of our humanity (as in we don't put ourselves in situations where we could get hurt now for example) as we'd hate for Cass to not have one of us in his life. 

Although some of these things seem more negative than positive, it's all part of the ride and if you didn't go through them as a parent then it wouldn't be worth it. Who doesn't want to be able to tell a funny story at a family party about how your kid projectile vomited into your mouth? 😂

What things have happened to you since becoming a parent that you never thought ever would? Feel free to share in the comments, I'd love to read. 


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  1. Yep, this is why I'm no way having kids. Hahaha!

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    1. Haha! It's all worth it at the end of the day when you have a little person that loves you more than anything, trust me :)

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  2. Absolutely true! Every single word! Cold tea and dinners, no sleep and I remember when I ended up with an awful cold and a high temperature I had to dance to keep my now 11 month old entertained ;)

    Soffy // themumaffairs.blogspot.com

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  3. I don't actually have any children but I really enjoyed reading this! I don't imagine having cold food and cups of tea can be much fun!
    Either way I bet you're a fab Mum! :) xx
    Charlotte | charlotteshares.co.uk

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    1. It's truly not, definitely the main down side of having a child :P
      Aww thank you, that means a lot! xo

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