As any new mother can tell you, motherhood is truly a miracle. It might be completely exhausting and more than a bit stressful, but it is wonderful. One of the most interesting aspects of new motherhood is gazing back over the ten months of pregnancy and realizing just how good you had it. Of course, hindsight is always a bit sweeter, but there are some joys of pregnancy you don’t realize are actually joys until too late.
After the baby comes, you get an iota of attention in the hospital, and then you’re on your own. When you’re pregnant, people rushed to pick up a five pound grocery bag for you. When you get home from the hospital, you’ll be constantly carrying a squirmy eight pound baby and hoping you don’t pop any stitches trying to pick up the socks he keeps kicking off.
When you’re a new mother your job is to hide your extra weight in baggy sweats and disappear into the background so everyone can admire your baby. Unfortunately you are no longer of special status as a bringer of life. The life has arrived and it’s much more interesting and definitely cuter than you are.
You spend hours playing in the nursery and shopping for adorable baby clothes while pregnant. The nursery and clothes are still adorable after the baby comes. It’s just that instead of playing in the nursery in the middle of the afternoon, you’ll be playing in the nursery after your 6am wake-up call – that is if you ever went back to sleep after your 3am feeding.
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