Newborns: it’s like to partying like a rock star for a year without any of the fun! Babies are cute, but they can also be rather annoying. The newborn cry that was like music to your ears when your baby was born and may remain charming in the days to follow, soon sounds more like nails on a chalkboard! Your sweet, little bundle of joy will be sounding more like a freaking goat than a human baby. Actually, I think the baby crying may be more annoying than the goat! Go ahead, have a listen:
After you give birth, the “baby trenches” usually last for the first year…or three. Remember, until your child is at least two years old you’re still worried about them choking on a marble, falling down a flight of stairs, or sticking a fork in an electric socket. Warning: This will not be the most relaxing time in your life. In fact, if this is your second child and you’re contending with a baby and a toddler there will be times when you would rather have a colonoscopy than spend another minute at home with your kids. Actually, a drug induced nap in a dark, quiet room with no children sounds more like a prize than a punishment. Unfortunately, when you have two small children, the work far outweighs the fun for quite some time. There is a tipping point when the fun starts to outweigh the work, that comes sometime between your youngest getting out of diapers and getting their drivers license.
If you are pregnant with your first baby, have no fear. The mystery and magic of your first pregnancy, birth and baby will fuel your Mommy Mojo more than enough to get by. Even though your baby is certain to be annoying at times, you will likely find almost everything they do as wonderful. Even a blowout diaper! You will be focused more on taking in each and every experience as they present themselves, rather than being annoyed by your baby’s annoyingness. Happy parenting!