For me life as a new mum started off really well. I didn’t understand other mums saying how hard life with a new baby was, how they were depressed and couldn’t cope. But eventually, it caught up with me, the sleepless nights, the complete change of life, and the loss of identity Now I understand that it isn’t all roses, but it’s real. Here are my sugar-coated-free truths on what being a new mum is really like behind the rose tinted glasses:

BEING ALONE ALL DAY WITH A BABY CAN BE FRUSTRATING AND LONELY

YOU FEEL BAD FOR HAVING ‘ME’ TIME

YOU STAY PATIENT FOR SO LONG BUT GETTING MAD WITH UR BABY IS INEVITABLE WHEN THEY WONT SLEEP AND YOU’RE AT THE END OF YOUR TETHER

YOU ARE EXHAUSTED. END OF.

YOU GET BAD DAYS WHERE YOU QUESTION MOTHERHOOD AND YOUR ABILITY TO DO IT

YOUR RELATIONSHIPS ARE TESTED

YOU DARENT LEAVE YOUR BABY ALONE WITH ANYONE

ITS A 24/7 JOB

BREASTFEEDING IS SORE TO BEGIN WITH. IT IS VERY DEMANDING AND PRETTY STRESSFUL WHEN YOU ARE OUT AND NEED TO FIND SOMEWHERE PRIVATE TO FEED. IF U DONT FEED, YOUR BOOBS FILL UP AND HURT LIKE HELL

EXPRESSING MILK IS A PAIN IN THE ARSE

SOME BABIES JUST SIMPLY WONT GO DOWN DURING THE DAY, MEANING YOU GET NOTHING DONE

YOU FEEL GUILTY THAT THEY CANT TELL YOU WHAT THEY WANT. AND YOU CANT DO ALOT TO ENTERTAIN THEM WHILE THEY ARE SO YOUNG

YOU DONT KNOW IF YOU ARE CREATING BAD HABITS FOR THEM

MOTHER HOOD IS BITTER SWEET. YOU TEACH YOUR BABY NEW THINGS BUT WHEN THEY LEARN SOMETHING YOU FEEL SAD THAT THEYRE BECOMING MORE INDEPENDENT

GOING OUT OF THE HOUSE IS DIFFICULT AND GENERALLY AVOIDED

YOU WORRY WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED

YOU WATCH YOUR BABY SLEEPING IN UR ARMS AND CRY BECAUSE YOU IMAGINE THE DAY THEY’LL NO LONGER NEED YOU

Having a baby is one of the biggest game changers life will ever throw at you, and with it you also change. Read my post on the 10 things that changed me as a new mum, which goes into a little more detail about the changes you can expect to find in yourself when you become a mummy.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know if you would like me to write about anything else mummy related and I’ll give it a shot!

B x

 



 

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