The Truth About What Life Is Like Before And After Having A Baby

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You’ve read all the baby books. You have a good idea of what to expect when you’re expecting. You’ve seen your friends and family members become parents and all the changes that come along with it. And now it’s your turn, and you’re readying your life for the arrival of your little one. You are ready! Or … so you think. For all the preparing you can do, there is so much about becoming a mom that you CAN’T prepare for. So many little things in your daily life that will suddenly be completely different. Things that you never even considered could allchange, will. From how you drive to how you get ready in the mornings, having a baby changes it . Your life before and after baby can seem like two different lives, especially in the beginning. But don’t freak out yet!

A lot of people underestimate just how much a new baby will throw them for a loop. But it’s not the end of the world. And it’s not the end of your old life and ways! Becoming a mom has a HUGE learning curve, and a pretty long adjustment period. You’re trying to find yourself in this new role, while also caring for a tiny human being. There are going to be some bumps, and a lot of tears, but things have a way of working out after a while. Your life after baby may not look exactly as it did pre-baby. But it will be pretty sweet, nonetheless.

Life before baby: If you forget to set your alarm clock, you’ll be late for life.

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Toward the end of your pregnancy, this becomes less of a problem since you’ll probably have been up since 2 a.m. with restless leg or something. But before that? You needed your trusty alarm clock to get you out of bed at an ungodly hour. Apparently there are people in the world who naturally wake up at 6 a.m., but those people are wrong. The majority of us would gladly sleep till the floor isn’t freezing if it wasn’t for that incessant ringing clock. We have a love-hate relationship with it, for sure. But we’d be lying if we said we didn’t need it.

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