When you are all in I'm having a baby bliss, there are things they don't tell you about being a new Mom.
New Moms should KNOW THESE THINGS.
Particularly if they are type A/DC planning/overachieving/anal types. Like I may or may not be.
1) The key point? The first six weeks are HARD.
Think of how hard you think they are going to be and then multiply it by 10. Yes. That hard.
New Moms have GOT to talk to old hands while they are in the fog. They need to know they are calm and rational and doing a good job and not crazy.
I've got a few friends having babies in the next few months, and I've tried to impart this wisdom without totally freaking them out!
2) Freaky thing happen whenn hormones are in play.
Weird stuff happens with you are all PREGNANT HORMONYED UP. And then the next day you aren't.
Your allergies kick back into full gear.
Parts of you ache that you didn't know you had an achy place.
If you have a c-section, you totally lose feeling everywhere below your bellybutton.
Your hair falls out. In chunks.
My newest? You develop a sensitivity to platinum and wearing your wedding rings makes your skin blister and peel. #Yuppieproblems.
Pregnancy. It's weird.
Hope I didn't scare anyone...
But then you get one of these!