Having a baby is the most fundamentally life changing event. One of my best friends has just become a Mummy for the first time and it has hurtled me back down memory lane to when I first had children; what I thought it was going to be like and the reality of life with a newborn and all that it entailed. In the spirit of breaking the silence and sharing:
Here are the 7 most useful things I wish I had known before having a baby:
Childbirth is NOT as they advertise in the movies
I can’t blame the movies for this one. If we went into childbirth thinking that we would need scary looking instruments to deliver our children or that there would be 6 people all looking at our ‘down there’s’ at the same time, the chances are the human race would start to peter out
pretty darn quick. Much better to think ‘it’ll hurt a bit*, I’ll probably get a bit sweaty but it will be worth it’.