Saturday, November 21, 2009

What they don't tell you

The picture is just bonus baby daddy cuteness.

There is a ton of stuff no one tells you about the postpartum period. Sure, you hear about baby blues, and tiredness and being a bit sore. Here's a short list of stuff they don't tell you (and I wish I'd know before my first pregnancy):

1. You'll sweat like a racehorse at night. I've been sleeping on towels to try and avoid changing the bed linens every morning.
2. Your hair will start falling out in giant chunks. The shower drain looks like a hair massacre every morning.
3. If you decide to nurse, you will have crazy sore nipples for at least a week or two. Don't believe the lactation consultants who tell you that if the latch is right it won't hurt. That kind of abuse is going to hurt. Period.
4. Newborns are really easy. You won't believe this when you have one of your own, but seriously, wait until you have a toddler and newborn and you will realize just how easy a newborn is.

1 comment:

Becky said...

I really like the phrase "hair massacre."

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