As a new mum, it is normal to be nervous and overwhelmed. You just gave life to a human being Mama! It is so magical.
I have listed out 10 things you can expect as a new mum so you are not too shocked when they happen. LOL
1. Pooping will become a big deal!
Oh that first poop! Especially if you had a tear. Take a lot of water and fruits. It will help soften the poop. Speak to your doctor for laxative if you think you need it.
2. You will still look 6 months pregnant after delivery.
This was the biggest surprise I got. I expected my belly to go down immediately the baby is out. It makes sense right? LOL. It took 9 long months for the belly to grow, it will take 9 moths or more to get back in shape.
3. You will feel like quitting. Don’t!
The feelings come and we get emotional. The joy, the fear, the stress and everything else takes a toil on new mamas. You will feel like running away, don’t! It is a phase that will pass.
4. Breastfeeding isn’t as easy as movies make it seem
Breastfeeding mums make it look so easy. You know, the snap a button and breastfeed. It doesn’t come naturally. You will need to learn how to put baby to breast and baby will learn how to latch. It can be very painful.
5. Google is your friend
Be careful not to google too much though. It is funny how you will always find magnified versions of what is happening to you online. Don’t over worry.
6. Your baby will cry just because…
Babies cry for one million and one reasons. You can’t figure them all out. As long as your baby is fed, diaper is clean, room temperature is conducive, give yourself some peace of mind.
7. Sleepless nights are the new normal
Yep! Welcome to the club.
8. You will know the true meaning of love
The feeling of loving someone more than yourself will engulf you. It is okay if it doesn’t happen instantly. No one said it always has to be love at first sight!
9. Pushing out the Placenta is a totally different ball game
I thought it had ended after I pushed out my baby. I never really thought about the Placenta. expect to push out the placenta.
10. Your friends may change
An old adage says “20 kids can’t play together for 20 years”. Your circle will change after the baby comes. It is only normal to look for people who understand what you are going through. Don’t feel guilt if some relationships fade out.