Just wondering what first time mums are afraid of here? I have an 8 month old girl and I remember getting asked this question during child education classes at hospital.
One of my answers were just not knowing what to expect...eg with the labour...contractions...the pain, complications etc.
When I look back now though...all that was over and done with so quickly!
I kind of wish I knew more about what was going to happen afterwards as a first time mum then what was going to happen at the hospital because I was so well looked after.
Dont want to put first time mums off or anything...but there are so many things that have changed for us!
Eg: I had no idea I would be sleep deprived for so long! DD1 who is 8 months has only slept through like 3 times in her first few months!
Now that Im breastfeeding, she refuses to drink out of a bottle (only done it once or twice) so now I cant leave my girl to be babysat with anyone!
Our love life has consequently suffered but I still get all the love and support from DH.
I put on 23kg during my pregnancy but lost it all (thank god)...just naturally breastfeeding...eating healthy.
Oh and the stress levels....Ive always thought of myself as being so patient...so I have had good nights and terrible nights...I take each day as it comes.
These are all some of the sacrifices and things that have happened in my life, all worth it but never in my life did I expect it to change my life so much!