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5 Funny Things I Didn’t Know About Babies

Since I’ve had Keira I’ve had plenty of moments where I realised that before I was a parent I had some really strange and funny ideas about babies and being a mom.

1)   I thought diapers were complicated and would be absolutely disgusting to change. 

I was wrong. Diapers are pretty simple… putting them on a writhing newborn or an infant trying to eat their toes is not. I also found they only get really disgusting once you start weaning on to proper food.  Except for the Poonami’s.  Oh the horror of Poo everywhere. 

2)   I thought all babies started sleeping through the night in a week or two.  

I think my Other Half put it best when he stated “I didn’t know it was going to be like this!” 

3)   I thought it would be so easy to lose the Mommy tummy.   

Breastfeeding takes care of that completely right?  Um no and where is my Muumuu? 

4)   I thought I would have the time to put together a lovely scrapbook for her.

Ahahaha! Perhaps at some point between the screaming, feeding, pooping, spitting up and playing I can make the time to sit down and cut and paste.  I’m guessing that project will be complete when I’m around the age of 82.

5)   I thought giving babies a pacifier was lazy parenting. 

You’ll understand the humour when you come to the realisation that you have become a human pacifier.

 What are some things you thought before you became a parent?

kathy downey

Thursday 12th of March 2015

You are so right my darling wonderful,so true words


Tuesday 18th of September 2012

Yes. Yes. And more Yes. I remember right before my daughter was born, I was starting to get nervous about how much work having a baby would be. I was picturing that all the baby care duties would be constantly interrupting me from whatever I was doing. Little did I realize that the babies duties ARE what you do. Period.

Miz Dinah

Friday 14th of September 2012

Truer words were never spoken, Elizabeth.

Staci @ 7 on a Shoestring

Thursday 13th of September 2012

I love reading these! My oldest has just started college and my youngest just turned 3... so it is always fun to remember. My 5 are well past all of those stages. :)

~ The Country Mouse ~

Thursday 13th of September 2012

Sometimes we still struggle with sleeping through the nights at the ages of 14-9-6. I still feel badly about not having baby books for the kid. The first baby has a partial book, the second has a book with nothing in it and the third doesn't even have a book.