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What has suprised you the most about becomming a mom or becomming a new mom again.
For me its how different each newborn experience is. Every birth has been so different, and every child is so unique. I think I am suprised everyday that even with baby 6 I am still learning so many new things.
Also how the heart can grow and our capacity for love!
How much you forget - All the little tips and tricks I learned with my first seem to have been forgotten. Also, how different Clara is. I'm also very surprised at how easy the transition from 1-2 has been for us. Getting out of the house is difficult but besides that, we've adjusted well.
I'm suprised at how many extra loads of laundry I am doing with just one tiny baby added to the family.
Also, leaving the house takes a bit longer for us because as soon as we are ready to leave she wants to eat, and then needs a diaper change, and we end up being late. But as soon as we get to where we are going I have to excuse myself into another room because she's ready to eat again.
I'm suprised at how much I can open my heart to her. I'm suprised at how DH loves her and how it makes me love him even more than before. She can keep me up all night crying and feeding but as soon as I spot one of her little smiles it becomes completely okay with me. It's like as soon as she smiles at me, I'm no longer tired or anything.. Just happy.
I was surprised that the most painful part of the whole labor and delivery was afterwards! The first few days of breastfeeding were so painful as Lily had amazing sucking abilities. My nipples hurt so much, they were so red, sore, and they even bled a little. I told my husband they should have given me an epidural for my top half! After my milk came in it was so much better. I was scared I was going to give up on breastfeeding because she made my nipples hurt so bad.
I am also surprised that mothering has come so easily. A lot of things have come naturally, or instinctively.
Also the "no sleep" thing. When I had no children, I thought that I understood, but man it was rough. Now I am used to waking up every 2-3 hours, and it is not so bad.
Being a mom again it surprised me at how much more confidence I've had this time around. I'm not afraid that I'm going to break her or scar her for life. I'm also surprised at how it seems I am getting the same amount or less sleep this time around than last and it is not affecting me as severely as it did the first time, but that could also be that I had PPD with my first and am showing no signs this time around. I'm happy and confident in my abilities and I love my girls! And I love saying "the girls!"
The one thing that has surprised me is how with 7 kids, my heart continues to grow with each day. My love for them is so mind blowing I would never think back with Tyran on how I could love more than him and I have. I love being a mom.
Im surprised at how well my son has done with the newest addition as he is a right mummy's boy and constantly clings but he seems to have adjusted well! and how much confidence i have this time round too , im more laid back and not worrying about everything.
Honestly, I'm surprised that I am not a total raging monster from Hell based on how little sleep I'm getting. I didn't think I'd handle sleep deprivation well; but so far, I'm doing alright and not biting anyone's heads off.
I'm surprising myself every day. I had no faith in myself, but so far he is healthy and happy. I may be a bit delirious at time related to lack of sleep. I never thought that I could be this happy. I finally feel blessed.
I had not anticipated how much more difficult the first month would be when combined with my own healing. It made everything from feeding to sleeping close to nightmarish at times for me.
It may sound silly, but I was also surprised at how quickly I felt at ease holding her and managing her, physically. I've always been the girl who turns you down when you ask if I'd like to hold your baby, so this was something I was nervous about. But after the first few awkward attempts, I got the hang of it.