+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 8 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 73
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    3,234
    Thanks
    650
    Thanked
    889
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Harder coz I thought all babies just sleep! Boy was I wrong!

    Harder coz trying to discipline a 3 yr old and teach him right from wrong is tough. I didn't expect to have to repeat myself every 15 mins.

    But I love them and still think they're tops

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to misho For This Useful Post:

    Disbride  (08-07-2013)

  3. #12
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    468
    Thanks
    97
    Thanked
    315
    Reviews
    0
    I was surprised by the constant back ache. From hours of rocking or feeding or bending down to baths or trimming toe nails or cleaning up toys. It never ends and my back just hurts.

    It's a lot tougher than I thought it would be. Especially since my eldest is now developing this pre teen attitude thing and is so dramatic. I'm in for a lot more.

  4. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    1,505
    Thanks
    688
    Thanked
    301
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Certainly is not what I expected, though when I think about it, I don't know exactly what I expected. She was a crying, peeing, eating machine who couldn't even look at me ... now that she is 6 weeks and smiling and cooing and interacting though, she is amazing. Apart from the major feeding issues we have had she's been a great baby and I have been lucky.

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    3,776
    Thanks
    780
    Thanked
    1,483
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I hear you on the backache I'm all bent over all the time and it's killing my back. Plus I'm akward freezing so I curl up.

  6. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1,337
    Thanks
    1,301
    Thanked
    589
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Yes and no.. Babies are far easier than I ever thought.
    My 12 year olds attitude is something else though.. I was never this disrespectful to my parents. If I was I would've copped the cane end of the feather duster.

  7. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to oozzle For This Useful Post:

    jagamoe  (09-07-2013),sunnyflower  (09-07-2013)

  8. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Cessnock, NSW
    Posts
    1,416
    Thanks
    96
    Thanked
    477
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I guess I'm not as good at it as I thought I would be. I thought the house would be clean, dinner made, baby sleeping. Also thought I could do the whole 'let them cry' thing.
    My house is a pigsty, dinner is always a mad dash, my baby doesn't sleep but does cry a lot. And there is no way I'm comfortable with letting her cry it out

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  9. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Grebbeci For This Useful Post:

    angelini  (08-07-2013),Disbride  (08-07-2013),jagamoe  (09-07-2013)

  10. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    NSW
    Posts
    1,548
    Thanks
    323
    Thanked
    713
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Coming from a childcare background and being an aunty to 11 has given me a pretty realistic expectation of what it is like. I was actually expecting to be more sleep deprived than what I am. DD is a very easy baby. She is only 9 weeks (today) so we shall see how it all goes as she gets bigger. I'm hoping that looking after such a wide variety of children will have taught me to expect nothing.

  11. #18
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    South East QLD
    Posts
    4,034
    Thanks
    3,349
    Thanked
    1,623
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Grebbeci View Post
    I guess I'm not as good at it as I thought I would be. I thought the house would be clean, dinner made, baby sleeping. Also thought I could do the whole 'let them cry' thing.
    My house is a pigsty, dinner is always a mad dash, my baby doesn't sleep but does cry a lot. And there is no way I'm comfortable with letting her cry it out

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using The Bub Hub mobile app
    Same. As the boys have gotten older it's gotten better.

    I remember thinking I'll be the perfect little housewife, not a thing out of place. Ha! Sometimes the place is the floor, for a week

    But it has gotten better. It really has and now we are just happy. It's all I really care about.

    Hugs JR.

    Sent from my GT-I9100T using The Bub Hub mobile app

  12. #19
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    8,522
    Thanks
    2,929
    Thanked
    1,661
    Reviews
    36
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 26/9/2014100 Posts in a week
    Being a mum is pretty much what I thought it would be..maybe a few more nappy changes than I expected though!

    Being a mum of 2 under 2 however has not been what I expected. I'm struggling.

  13. #20
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    792
    Thanks
    105
    Thanked
    145
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Honestly I found the newborn stage to be one of the most boring times of my life! I had so much time on my hands that it was frustrating. I'm glad DD is a little person now as it's busier and "fun" for the most part. While I don't want DS to grow up too fast, I do want him to start doing more as he's a bit boring now too haha.

    Growing up I was surrounded by kids and I had quite a hands on role in "parenting" my cousins as my aunts had severe PND and I'm a lot older than my cousins. So having my own hasn't been that different to what I expected. I still don't think I'm a very "maternal" person but I think I mostly do alright at this "mum" business.

    However being a step parent has been entirely different to what I expected.


 

Similar Threads

  1. How to parent/step-parent part time...?
    By poppy83 in forum Step-parents / Blended families
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 24-03-2013, 08:49
  2. Mum expected to stay home with baby
    By Mama Mirabelle in forum Issues with Family Members
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 18-10-2012, 18:26

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Nice Pak Products
Australian Made and Owned. The Baby U Goat Milk Skincare range is enriched with soothing goats milk sourced from country, Victoria. Goat's milk has a pH level close to that of our own skin and contains natural sources of amino acids and vitamins.
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
Billington Street
For stationery as unique as you are! ♥ Handmade, custom designed stationery for all of life's celebrations
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!