The Not-So-Wonderful

The not-so-wonderful things about having a baby.

So we all know the snugly baby cwtches are totally lush and the cute little baby noises they make when they’re sleeping or practising talking almost brings a tear to the eye but let’s take a minute to talk about the bad and possibly the ugly side of having a new baby in the house.

Hair loss- What is that about? I’m constantly covered in the stuff. It’s like I’ve just walked through a cobweb, especially in the mornings, not to mention the amount strewn about across the floor. But the worst part is peeling them off the baby. They get caught in between his fingers and in his neck. I actually shaved the underneath of my hair in an attempt to abate it but to no avail.

Teething – Urgh teething. Poor babba. Just come through already and let my little man have some peace! There is a Christian song that goes “Your love is relentless.” Replace the words ‘love is’ with ‘teeth are’ and that’s what I’ve been singing to my baby all week.

Cradle cap – Itchy and unsightly this stuff just kind of makes my stomach wretch a little bit every time I have to brush it. Sorry boy, it’s true.

My skin – 5 months of broken sleep with ne’er a chance to catch up = bad skin. I always thought the skin care industry was a bit of a con but that will teach me.  I’ve noticed in all the pictures of me and babe my skin is a sort of greeny/greyish hue. Enough said.

Kissing the baby – A man in the park KISSED my baby on the head! I recognised him from a toddler group and said hello and then he kissed the baby! It was slightly offset by the fact he is a grampa-don’t ask me why, let’s not get into that. There is a theory that suggests the reason babies are so irresistibly kissable is because we pick up some natural flora and fauna from the skin to skin contact and mum’s amazing breast milk is then tailored to fight any bugs. New rule:  if you’re not making milk for my baby, please don’t kiss him. Side note: And touching his hands too…2 words people, hand hygiene. ‘Aww he’s holding my finger.’ Yep, he’s 5 months, he’s grabbing just about everything within reach right now, he doesn’t particularly care if it’s your hair or your hand that just touched the lift button, or the public toilet tap or your phone that you take into the toilet with you. And guess where his hand is going straight after touching yours? Yep into his mouth. Mmm tasty. I’m going to start packing a fly swatter in the nappy bag.

Not being able to do some things – Admittedly this is a temporary hiatus but worth a mention. Swimming with your 6yr old and baby? Sounds fun but baby’s lips are going blue because he’s so cold. Daddy gets all the awesome fun brownie points now mamma. No more rainy-day Saturday am’s at the cinema because everyone knows cinema & babies don’t mix. Just generally going anywhere is a bit of a hassle, there’s something really irksome about getting a baby in and out of the car. In and out, in and out….Abseiling? no.

I’m sure there are many more and many more things again that are so awesome about having a baby. I love the laughing, I think there’s nothing on this earth more joyful than a baby laughing, especially when it’s your own. What have I missed? Comment below.

 Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday

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Author: thehippychristianmum

Baby-wearing, dairy-free, breastfeeding, home-birthing, cloth-nappying, church-going, slightly foul-mouthed, stay at home mum. Head of my own very exclusive parenting club.

14 thoughts on “The Not-So-Wonderful”

  1. Omg the loss of hair is crazy!!! I’ve got little stubby bits at the front where it’s growing back! It looks like horns!

    – not being able to leave a room for fear of baby screaming, or deciding to roll! I even took my baby in the shower with me for months!!!

    Mary

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  2. Ohhh I used to have pretty nails but it’s just such a faff to have them anything but really short…even now mine are nearly 4 and 18 months. The nails just catch on them too much, get chipped too much. I enjoyed this 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

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  3. Oh I so relate!! And especially about the hand holding and kissing…I had a woman at the fairground this week holding my babies hand and she STUNK of alcohol and cigarette smoke, Erm…maybe dont touch my baby when you’ve been drinking and smoking with those hands?!!

    And one time, a woman (a total stranger) in Asda kissed my baby ON THE LIPS!!! I swear!!! We were at the checkout, she was cooing over him and then she just kissed him. I was SO shocked I didnt even know what to say :/ She was African so I wondered if it might be cultural differences or something, who knows, but it was very odd! #KCACOLS

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  4. No one warned me about losing hair…. massive clumps of hair! I didn’t have a clue what was going on! Oh and a friend of ours stuck their finger in my baby’s mouth as a dummy….. arrrggghhh I was livid!! #KCACOLS

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  5. Having a baby can be so TOUGH sometimes. I feel that my skin has definitely suffered since becoming a mother-just about as much as my sleep has haha! The infringement on freedom can totally be a bit of a damper 😛 Thanks for sharing ❤ #KCACOLS

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