Lessons from New Mommyhood

Things I’ve Learned in 5 Days of Motherhood

  1. Breastfeeding is really difficult, but when your baby latches and your milk starts coming in, you feel like a superhero. Also, it’s really weird when your breasts leak.
  2. Sitting comfortably with stitches from a perineal tear is impossible.
  3. Eating is a luxury unless you have guests over to hold the baby. You will find yourself hunkered over a plate, shoveling leftover lasagna in your mouth at 4:00 in the morning in a hurry before the baby needs to eat again.
  4. Engorged breasts hurt like a MOTHER.
  5. When your child pees or poops in their diaper, you feel like throwing a parade.
  6. Speaking of poop, the term “holy crap” takes on a whole new meaning.
  7. Baby monitors are simultaneously the most wonderful, and nerve-wracking inventions ever made.
  8. Kidoppotamous Swaddlers, and the Halo Sleep Sack deserve the Nobel Prize for peace.. And I need about 5 more of each.
  9. I am fairly certain that I will never catch up on all the blog posts I’ve missed, and I apologize.
  10. This is the most amazing this that’s ever happened to me.


  1. Diet DP Loving Mom says:

    Congrats on having a healthy baby. These next few weeks are going to be a complete blur, but enjoy them. My little one just turned 7 months yesterday and I miss those first weeks. They are such a special time. One thing I learned was to not say no when someone asks to help. If someone says, can I watch little one while you go shower, say yes. Don't turn it away. The help doesn't last long, so enjoy it while you can!! Welcome to Mommyhood, it is much deserved for you and your family!

  2. That's a lot to have learned already in just a few days 😉

    I must look up these Kidoppotamous Swaddlers and the Halo Sleep Sacks — I always like knowing about things like that for baby gifts for people. (Ya know, things that REAL MOMS recommend.)

  3. Teresha@Marlie and M says:

    Welcome to the club! You pretty much summed up new motherhood in a very hilarious way. Reading this post took be back. Kidoppotamus swaddlers are awesome!

  4. LOVE this post!!! :)I miss having those «what colour was her poop» conversations LOL!Congratulations! Enjoy every sleepless minute! It goes by way too fast! :)

  5. I am so jealous!! I can't wait for it to be my turn!! Post more pics of your beautiful girl!!

  6. Sorry I am late posting this but CONGRATS!!!!! Can't wait to read about your delivery (that is if you plan on writing about it). Thanks for the insight on being a new mommy. I am sure it will be helpful once I get to that place. Oh and more pics please!!!!!!!

  7. Patricia Carlson says:

    Just wanted to say congratulations on your adorable little new addition! I enjoy reading your blog and wish you all the best!!!

  8. "When your child pees or poops in their diaper, you feel like throwing a parade." – very very true!!!

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