The birth of a child turns the life of a woman upside down. Especially if this event occurs for the first time. And you can read a lot of thematic books, communicate with more experienced friends, but still a lot becomes a surprise for young mothers, and not to everything we are ready after birth.
It is a pity that nature does not give us the opportunity to sleep off for the future. Agree, it would be great if during pregnancy a woman went to hibernation for a month, for example, in order not to suffer from sleepless nights.
But, alas, at least for the first few months, we only dream of peace. I have never considered myself a lover of sleepers, but even for me this period was very difficult. Perhaps the reason was the absence of uninterrupted sleep, I do not know. But the first night, which my daughter slept without waking up, was for me a great holiday.
It would seem, where do we get tired when the average weight of a baby in the first months varies from three to six kilograms? Honestly, in the evening I often felt like after many hours of training in the gym.
It seemed to me that it was worth giving the baby some kind of toy, and you can safely proceed to your business. But no, my hands and hair were my favorite toys for my daughter. Add to this the stroller, the many hours of walks and the nighttime motion sickness, and you will realize that being a mother is not as easy as it seems.
I was completely unprepared for the fact that my regime would depend on the little creature. It was the daughter who first decided when to wash, when to eat, sleep and even, I apologize, to have sex.
We will come later, because we have a nap of the day, Come another time, and then our daughter has a cough – these and many other excuses are firmly rooted in our life. From now on, you can’t just go off and go, because there is a new family member whose opinion must be taken into account. And this oh how unusual. Especially when you want to take a trite and go into the night to chat with her friends until the morning.
There is a lot of controversy around this point. Fortunately, I do not believe in them, but I am in the minority. Most young mothers carefully monitor and control their diet. Therefore, it is impossible to take and eat a piece of red fish or a kilogram of peaches, because the child gets so much from this whole thing and feeds.
But there is good news – the restrictions apply only to the time of breastfeeding.
Change of interests and tastes
I don’t know if everyone is like that, but after birth, my preferences have changed. If six years ago I had been told that I would love pink and be moved by baby socks, I would not have believed it.
It seems to me that the reason is that with motherhood a woman begins a new stage in life, which just needs some updates – in the wardrobe, appearance, tastes, lifestyle, etc. We are changing and it is beautiful!
I knew that children were expensive, but I didn’t suspect so much. Previously, it seemed to me that the child had enough of the necessary minimum. Then it turned out that, out of this minimum, the daughter, firstly, quickly grows up, secondly, it stains and tears, and thirdly, I really want the child to not need anything and look no worse than others.
Here begins the race for promotional boots, the search for original dresses, T-shirts with fairies, and dolls exactly the same as in the cartoon.
This is probably the entire list of what I was not ready for after my daughter was born. What difficulties have you encountered?