The 7 wonderful ‘firsts’ of parenthood
Becoming a parent for the first time is a wonderful, exciting, exhilarating, scary and also exhausting thing. No matter what people tell you in advance about being a new mother or father, it never quite prepares you or does justice for the journey you are about to be brought on.
In honour of all new parents out there, we have compiled a list of some of the wonderful ‘Firsts’ of parenthood!
First night without any sleep: Nothing can prepare you for this one. It may be your first, but we’re sorry to say it’s definitely not going to be your last!
First time baby has a really bad nappy when you’re out of the house:his is joyous. When you’re out for the day, running an errand or popped out to the shops and baby decides its the right time to do their business, very messily! You probably forgot the wipes due to First number one as well.
First time your toddler screams the shop down wanting a toy:Breathe, count to ten. It’ll be over soon!
First time you go out without baby: Whether its a weekend away with your partner, or out to dinner, prepare to spend your first and wonderful baby-free evening worrying about them and probably falling asleep. Yes, even at dinner.
First time baby has a fever/illness: You’ll panic. Every cough and cry will scare you to death, even when you know they’ll be fine!
First day your child goes to playschool/ school: You won’t know where the time went. You’ll think it was two weeks ago that they were born, but here you are! Prepare to be emotional, and chances are you’ll be more attached to them leaving than the other way round!
First time baby sleeps through the night: You dream of this night. It’s 90% of your conversations. However, when it comes, you’ll probably still be awake, wondering why they’re not crying!
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Originally posted 2015-04-28 12:08:44.