A thread on things I have hated hearing during pregnancy / becoming a mother for the first time. I'll start with 3, for now!
Disclaimer: somewhat lighthearted, somewhat I am going to punch someone in the face if I hear these things... But am not trying to start arguments with anybody about why people might say these!
- "just wait..."... It seems no matter what stage you are of parenting or pregnancy, it's about to get a whole lot worse so don't complain about it or you will be met with "oh just wait". E.g. "oh your boobs are sore now. Just wait until your milk comes in"... "oh you are tired now? Just wait until they are teens and you are up all night worrying about them".
- "nap when they nap"... The most unrealistic thing for me. It might happen once a day if things are going to plan, which they rarely do with babies. Food needs to be made, pets fed, bottles sterilised, wash on, catch up with family / friends, etc etc...
- "and how did they sleep last night".... For me so far there are only 2 answers. Either they kept to their routine, (I know I'm one of the lucky ones here) which I am blue in the face telling the same people over and over so they should know by now, or else they didn't in which case I am probably tired and kranky and don't need to be reminded I got eff all sleep last night.