Three years ago my life was about to change drastically.
Three years ago I was more uncomfortable than I’d ever been.
I wish that someone had told me a little more about what I was about to face.
Things Nobody Told Me About Having a Baby
You basically can’t move after a C-Section.
You have to have a whole big plan of attack about going to the bathroom (Yes, even for a C-Section although it’s much worse after a vaginal, I later learned.)
You’re still fat.
You bleed for a long time.
You still have to wear your dang maternity clothes.
Nursing a baby will be incredibly painful and frustrating and probably not work.
You will have this gigantic skin-fat-blob permanently attached to your once thin mid-section.
You will have to get up no less than three times a night.
Nursing takes FOR.EV.ER.
Your friends without babies will virtually disappear.
You have no friends with babies.
You can’t go from wearing maternity clothes to your old clothes.
Ergo you have to buy all new fat clothes.
Buying fat clothes sucks.
You will spend most of the day in pjs.
But you won’t be lounging around watching movies.
You will be holding a small baby and have no idea what it needs.
Your baby will poop through his clothes the second you change him.
You shouldn’t bother changing a tinkle diaper in the middle of the night.
You will have to pray a LOT.
You will be bored and lonely.
You’re not a failure if you hate nursing.
You will love the squishy little baby more than life itself.
And you’ll hold on to him so tight so he can’t keep growing up.
Happy 3rd birthday tomorrow Will. I love you so much!!