Motherhood comes with surprises!!!!!

Motherhood is full of surprises, especially when you are a first-time moms. There are plenty of surprises you wouldn’t have imagined of. Till the time your baby doesn’t arrive, its like a dream world for mothers to be. You plan so many things for your baby. You prepare yourself for having a baby by reading books, magazine, surfing internet, by attending antenatal classes and gets suggestion from relatives and friends. But your baby will still surprise you in a different way you haven’t thought of.

First few months are full of surprises. Many things go exactly opposite as you have planned of.

1. There is no standard size for baby clothes: The clothes are always loose even if you buy clothes for your baby marked as Newborn. Different brands have different size standards, so you can’t buy clothes for your baby assuming a standard size. Even the 0-3 size fits to the 6 months baby.

2. Your wardrobe will be full of baby clothes: After your baby arrives, everybody thinks of gifting baby clothes. Even if you have done good amount of shopping for your baby, people will still gift you with baby clothes and accessories. There are times when close relatives share the clothes of their child to your baby and you don’t have choice to say NO.

3. Baby won’t get a chance to wear many clothes: Many of the adorable clothes you own for your baby will never be worn, or even be touched for that matter, because babies grow at an ungodly rate. As much as you probably want to hang on to those clothes forever, your baby isn’t getting any smaller, and it’s best not to let the clothes go to waste – recycling them for children in need is the best way to put them in good use.

4. Babies does need toys: As a parent we all think our baby should have the best toys but all the toys, rattles, teethers, soft toys you think your baby will play with, will ultimately be wasted. Babies prefer to play with their own hands, feet and clothes.

5. Diapers are not enough: Being a new mom, I thought 2 pack (45 pcs each) of diaper would be enough for a new born. But my calculation for wrong. Babies pee a lot and you need to change diaper often. Even if you choose for clothe nappies, they will also fall short.

6. Babies nails grow super fast: Babies nails grow super fast and need trimming very often. Even if you have trimmed their nails a week ago, they will grow and there are chances your baby will scratch his face or body. So keep an eye of babies nails and keep them trimmed. Also, to my surprise, their nails get dirty even when they are not crawling.

7. Bathing is not pleasant: I saw many videos, where babies are enjoying bath and they are relaxed. But in my case, my daughter never enjoyed her bath time. My baby use to scream and howled her way through every bath and I had to calm her down afterwards.

8. Baby massage is not that easy: Everybody suggest and give their piece of advice to give massage to baby every day before bathing as it relaxes them and help them sleep better. But it’s also not at all pleasant as you would have thought of. First, it’s very difficult to give massage to babies as they are very delicate. Secondly, they don’t seem to enjoy it too and scream a lot.

9. Swaddling is not easy: Swaddling a baby is a very good idea but its not that easy as it seems. You need to swaddle your baby tight enough because newborn move their hands and feet too much and it makes swaddle come of easily.

10. Sometimes, babies just cry: As a newbie mum, you try every trick in the book to figure out the mystery of your baby crying, but after a while, you realize that sometimes babies just cry, and it’s okay. It’s a strange feeling to know there’s nothing you can do for your baby who is upset, but admitting defeat is strangely uplifting.

Motherhood is a superbly delightful, once in a while alarming, and frequently astounding excursion. Perhaps the greatest shock is the way that nobody aside from other new mom is by all accounts ready to identify with the way that one day you are an ordinary individual, and the following day, when you move into this universe of new parenthood, you have appeared to converge into a domain from which you will never return and scarcely any others comprehend.

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