Babies can be disgusting. The stuff no one tells you.

My last post about my struggle with anxiety was a hard one to write. It sat in my drafts for weeks and weeks before I plucked up the courage to post it. So I’ve decided to lighten things up a little with a jokey post.

So Jack turns 3 months old in a week. Feels like he’s been here forever, but also feels like the quickest 3 months ever. Does that make sense? Time is absolutely flying by! It’s crazy.

Since then I’ve learned to eat everything one handed, I’m usually covered in baby sick and I have no problems drinking coffee that’s been reheated in the microwave. (Numerous times)

Now, I’m not silly. I know life changes with a baby, you’re totally thrown into this weird and wonderful world of parenting that no amount of reading and antenatal classes will prepare you for.

Here is a few things I’ve realised in these last 3 months. (That the books left out)

  • Babies have a secret ability to know when you’ve just made a coffee. Jack will be sound asleep, and as soon as that cup hits the coaster. Eyes open and he wants picked up. Every. Single. Time.
  • Scratch mitts are useless, the never stay on. Same with the fold over baby grows. Those little fingers always work their way out and go straight to either my eyes or his.
  • On that note, babies nails grow SO quick. Cut one day, the next they are little razors again.
  • You will know when milk has been sitting under their chin folds. Even just for a few hours. My child is bathed daily but wow the smell from under the neck is not nice if you don’t get it all after a feed.
  • If you go to visit family, more times than not they will sleep entire time. Then once you’re home they will be wide eyed and smiley.
  • They will pee when you’re changing them, if you have a little boy they will pee on their face and then rub their head in it. Usually just after their bath.
  • Bright lights and loud noises won’t wake your baby. Sitting down to dinner will.
  • You will talk about poop a lot, the colour, consistency, smell. It almost becomes an obsession.
  • If you think you’re posting too much photos online, you probably are – GUILTY.
  • Doesn’t matter how much you love your child, nap time is rarely long enough.
  • You will do almost anything to get those precious smiles. Including making noises and faces you didn’t think were humanly possible.
  • Every sofa, table and chair will be home to a muslin cloth, but you will never find one when you need it.
  • It’s rarely just a fart.

The joys!

Lots of love x

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