Being a mom is an irreplaceable experience. No matter how much you prepare for it, you will be surprised by all the things you encounter when the time comes. Most women read a ton of books and understand what it means to be mothers as soon as they find out about their pregnancy. Knowing how to take care of your baby is essential, and books, videos, and mom blogs may teach you the basics of it. However, when reality strikes, you can not be prepared for a bunch of things, especially if you’re a new mom. So without further ado, let’s look at the 15 most surprising things about being a first-time mom:
1. Your Threshold For Embarrassment Is Quite High
You might be a person who is socially awkward and often tries to avoid situations that could embarrass you. But when you become a mom, all these inhibitions go out the window. Women who are extremely aware of themselves when they are out in public do not care about who is watching or not when their baby is hungry. They are not afraid to whip out their boob and feed them in a store, restaurant, or church.
2. Dirty Diapers Become A Part Of Your Life
No one likes the thought of a dirty diaper. But when you’re a mom, it becomes a part of your everyday life. One mother said that she did not realize that she would get so used to changing her baby’s poopy diapers or how often babies ate.
3. You Transform Into A Baby Person
You might not have been fond of kids, but you become a baby person when you become a mom. Your maternal instincts kick in, and you become an overprotective mamma bear. Some mothers tend to watch their babies like a hawk when someone apart from their husband is holding their baby. We get it mamma bear, you are protective.
4. You Are You; You Don’t Change Into A Different Person
You don’t magically transform into a different person after you have a baby. You’re still the same. You don’t lose your identity. Even though everything seems different, you’re still you. But now, you have an adorable little human that depends on you. No biggie.
5. You Have To Say Goodbye To Silent Nights
No, we are not referring to the Christmas carol. You will realize that babies are not quiet sleepers. They cry, scream, and even snore. So be sure to sacrifice at least 2 years of sleep.
6. Your Protective Instincts Kick In
We’ve all heard of maternal instincts kicking in when a baby is born. But you don’t realize that you can get very protective.
7. Snuggles, Cuddles, And Squishies With Your Baby
Holding a baby in your arms and cuddling with them is undoubtedly one of the best feelings. As a mother, you could hold your baby close to your chest all day, every day, and not get tired of it.
8. Life Changes A Lot, For The Better
Most mothers are worried about how much their lives change once they have a baby. They even get anxious and sad, thinking about how they are going to adapt to the change. But every mother welcomes the change because it makes their life so much better and so fulfilling.
9. You’ll Get Past The Sleepless Nights
You might find it hard to cope with functioning without sleep and even feel like a zombie. But every time you get a glimpse of your baby, it’ll fill you up with joy, and those sleepless nights won’t matter.
10. Babies Poop. A Lot.
Be prepared to make poop a big part of your life. Sometimes you wonder how such small humans can poop so much. They barely eat solid food, but somehow babies poop a lot. How does this happen? Beats us!
11. Showers Are A Luxury
When you’re a mom, every shower feels like a blessing. Sometimes, when you get the time to take a little longer in the shower because your husband is watching your baby, and it feels like a spa treatment. Showers now have a new meaning and you do not take them for granted.
Being a mother for the first time is no joke. It can be quite scary, and it is easy to get overwhelmed. But with a little time and a lot of patience, the whole process becomes exciting and fulfilling at the same time. What are your surprising first mom moments? Comment below and let us know.