Should-a, Would-a, Could-a

Having a baby changes your whole life, it’s not just you and Hubby anymore. Before you could easily whip out to the shops or wake up late but now that’s all changed.

Here are a few things I wish I had done before having a baby:

More date nights –

Now that it’s not just the two of you, date night is either in short supply or completely out the window, especially with a 4 month old! You fear leaving him at all let alone with a babysitter or family member…

Became a morning person –

Whilst being pregnant and on maternity leave, you had no reasons to wake up early or go to bed early and you could have all the lie-ins you wanted. Now that your little one is here, even though you’re getting enough sleep and going to bed early, you wish you had become a morning person so that waking every day at 5am didn’t make you feel so groggy.

Cooked more complicated meals –

Even though cooking easy meals was quicker, you wish you had spent a big more time in the kitchen since now you barely manage to make a bowl of porridge, let alone a luxurious meal… And though you can prep meals in the morning or while he naps, there’s only so much prepping you can do!

Bought a bigger car –

Since you bought a new car just weeks before you found out you were expecting, it would be worthless to resell and buy a bigger one. But even though the pram does fit in the small boot of your Kia Picanto, not much else can. So buying a bigger car in the first place would of been a better idea…

Decluttered –

There’s only so much you can do to prepare for a new arrival, and decluttering should definitely be one of them! The more baby gear you acquire the fuller your house gets and before you know it you can barely move without tripping over a play mat or bumping into the bouncer.

Cleaned more –

Once you’ve got that bump, cleanings a tricky thing to do. You tried nesting but after every 10 minutes of cleaning you had to sit down… You were Pooped! So pooped in fact that you didn’t get up again, and found binge watching Netflix more enjoyable.

Dressed up –

Not that you wore much make up in the first place, but now there definitely is no point because you barely leave the house! And it’s not as if you can’t get dressed up when you have time while he’s napping, it’s the fact that you can’t be bothered.

Have any similar thoughts? Leave them in the comments below!

Thanks for reading and keep an eye out for my next post!

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