What are some lessons you learned as a first time mom?

Katherine - posted on 05/13/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )

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SLEEP when the baby does! Which I didn't do.

Projectile poop is possible

I will never sleep again.

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Jakki - posted on 05/14/2012

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Kids nap time isn't as important as you think - every first time mum thinks that the world needs to revolve around their little one's sleep. But then inevitably, they find out that when they have a second child that sleep time can happen whenever possible, which is a HUGE shift in mentality.

I remember before I had kids inviting a first time mother over for lunch with her husband. She had a 1 year old, She said yes they could come for lunch but it had to be before noon or after 3pm. WTF?? No one with 2 kids would ever say something like that!

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Teresa - posted on 05/14/2012

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Just because he cries doesn't mean he's hungry and just because he spits up, doesn't mean he's full. Come on people, a little hint would be nice! And when his face turns red, LOOK OUT BELOW!!!!

Katherine - posted on 05/14/2012

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@ Jakki, I second Sharon! SO true! When you're a first time mom, you think you have to put your kid down at this time and this time. I completely remember doing that. I had to make every play date revolve around HER nap.

Stifler's - posted on 05/14/2012

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Demand feed. Every 4 hours is bullshit they will just cry for the last 2 hours.

Katherine - posted on 05/13/2012

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Sleep deprivation is dangerous!!!! I've almost fallen asleep driving.

Amy - posted on 05/13/2012

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Boys pee when the cold air hits them, so take cover!

I would confess and or do to anything if it meant I would get a full nights sleep, sleep deptrivation=bad news!!!

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