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3 Mom Changes I was NOT Prepared For

Life · Mom Stuff · Sponsored Post · October 12, 2017

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Everyone tells you that when you have a baby everything changes. To some degree that is true. To some degree I feel like our life is basically the same just this little person hangs out with us all the time. There have been a few changes I was not prepared for though and today I want to talk about those.

3 Mom Changes I Was Not Prepared For

The Exhaustion: I was prepared to not sleep when Liam was a newborn. The first night we were home with him I may have slept 2 hours total. Eventually we got him on a schedule and now we have a baby that sleeps 12 hours every night with 2 great naps every day. Yet, I am still exhausted. Why you ask? Well there is the laundry, cleaning bottles, changing diapers, carrying a 23 lb baby up and down stairs all day, plus working with the blog full time, being a wife, daughter, and friend, working out, and trying to find 30 minutes a day for myself. You guys it is EXHAUSTING! Most nights I am asleep before 9 PM. One thing that has been helping me though is INVIA. Not only has INVIA helped me cut back on the caffeine, but it has helped me drink more water! Double win. INVIA not only tastes great; its simple yet effective formula and high-quality ingredients are proven to enhance focus and performance for the very best version of you – wherever your life takes you. Drinking INVIA a couple times per day replaces both coffee and soda consumption. It also adds to daily value of water consumption like I said. I have noticed a HUGE increase in my water consumption the past few months. Plus it’s just easy you just pour it in water, stir a little and boom! Delish!


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The Loneliness: Being home with a baby all day can get really lonely. I try to get out at least once a day. We meet friends for walks or at the park. We go to swim class and little gym. We head to story time etc. But when Liam is napping or the days where he is extra fussy and we stay home it gets really lonely. Sometimes it can be depressing. I love him and love having a baby, but I know my other moms can relate that some days it can be lonely.

The Fear: Oh my gosh, I worry about everything. Is he eating enough? Sleeping enough? Is he too warm? Too cold? Is he breathing? The list goes on. No one told me that once you have a baby you would just be afraid of every little thing. I try to remember to relax and that he’s fine but the mom fear is real!

I am glad I am able to be open and honest with you guys about what is on my heart. Being a mom is the absolute best job and I love every second.

What is one mom change or just life change in general you haven’t been prepared for?

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  • 25 thoughts on “3 Mom Changes I was NOT Prepared For

    1. Roz

      Constant sacrifice! I’m a mom of 4 and I thought things will be easier. Guess what? The bigger the kids, the bigger the issues. My youngest is 8 now and I actually wished I could go back to the days when they were all 8 and below (except for the diapers though). Oh, I became a “cryer” too after I became a mom.

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    2. Denise C

      I wish I could get to sleep before 9. Heck, I’d be happy to be able to go to bed by 11, but there are just so many things to get done, it never happens. I’m so tired all the time, and I could definitely use something to help.

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    3. Beatrice

      Loss of my independence. I wouldn’t change being a mom for the world, but I knew it was a sacrifice to be made. Now I juggle with time for myself and time for my kids. Of course the kids come first, but I miss getting my hair, and nails done without having to make schedule sacrifices. Personal time. Now, a 10 minute shower is a huge deal for me.

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    4. Crystal @ MommyisaWino.com

      I actually laughed at the “Is he breathing?” part. I do the same thing. I’ll ask my husband after he checks on the baby after he coughs or moans in his sleep, “Is he breathing?” My husband (bless him) just looks at me, smiles, and says “yes dear.” I think the fear is the one thing I wish I had been warned about. I never realized I could worry this much and so often.

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    5. Brandy

      It’s funny how mom life is different than I ever imagined and now as I am in the teen raising years, I am at a loss again! Haha. It’s so different with a 15 year old and then her brother isn’t far behind her. I am always exhausted, always. Running around a lot too, I just call myself Mom taxi 🙂

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    6. ShootingStarsMag

      I don’t have any children (yet) but I can imagine it would be really scary. I know I freak out about things just with my own nieces and nephew.

      I’ve never heard of INVIVA but it sounds great. I really need to keep upping my water intake.

      -Lauren

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    7. Heather @ thedomesticdiva.org

      You are not alone. All moms feel the exact same way especially when kids are little. With time it does get a bit easier but you will always worry. Just when you think you got everything figured out, another milestone hits to turn your world upside down.

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    8. Samantha Kuzyk-Raising Twincesses

      YES!!!! to all 3 of the mom changes! Another for me was the changing and loss of friendships. That was a huge surprise to me, and disappointment in realizing that people who I thought were good friends quickly disappeared once I had kids because they werent in the same life stage as me.

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    9. Vanessa

      Love this! I’m definitely use to the no sleep now haha but I still have a hard time realizing that I just don’t have enough time in my day to get everything done that I want done! I’m learning, but more importantly, my kiddos are teaching me! Motherhood isn’t easy but it’s definitely worth it!

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    10. Jeanine

      The exhaustion is something I for sure wasn’t prepared for. But it wasn’t as bad as I did think it would be. I find everyone kind of made it worse than what it was. Now expecting #8 I’m like… I get it!

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    11. Susan

      I don’t get enough sleep, although I try. And definitely having a messier home. I work full time so cleaning is hard to come by! There’s always chaos somewhere after one place is all neat and tidy!

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