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by Emma Elwin on 9 September, 2016

The truth about having a kid is...

Hanging out with a baby all day and all night is pretty amazing. Hanging out with a baby all day and all night is also REALLY fucking tough. Dylan make me see why life is all about, one smile from him and I now my reason to live. But also the reason that I sometimes feel like the day does not have enough hours. And I feel guilty for wanting him to spend those early mornings with André so that I get to sleep an extra hour. Sometimes I even feel guilty for putting him in the babysitter for two minutes when he’s crying because I haven’t been able to go to the toilet for hours. Over all Dylan is treating me really good, he talks back to me and smiles a lot! He sleeps all night and likes to hang on my belly in his Baby björn when I am walking Stella. I just felt like this dreamy picture needed some reality in text. So to summarize babies are AMAZING, but sometimes you find yourself walking on your knees with a bladder that is about to explode, you haven’t eaten since breakfast and your approaching late Italian dinner time.


4 Comments

Emma: Thank you guys! I'm really going to try to apply your advice, I already feel loads better after reading your comments <3
September 24, 2016

Suky: Honey you ´re doing a great job! You just delivered a baby and that´s so tough, 2 years later I am still recovering from it (and the nights..breastfeeding for 23 months :0!!). And it ´s not only really important to organize some time for youself, you are also being a good role model for Dylan by showing him that mommy takes care of herself and that is an important thing in everybodys life. Took me ages to get rid of the guilt, too, so I am totally feeling you. As long as he is surrounded by loving family, it is more than ok to find some hours more to sleep. You need that to be a good mother. Because it is the most beautiful and craziest, hardest job in the world. Hang in there, I am sure your son is very happy and you ae doing great!
September 13, 2016

Ninna: Good comment - fantastic photo! - and let your babyboy have as much time with Dad as possible, so they can make their bond. Fathers have the disadvantage, that we - mother - are nine months ahead in being a caretaker. Fathers get a baby dumped in the lap. And do take every chance you can get to take a break without guilt. Being rested you will be a much better parent.
September 9, 2016

Sara: First kid was the definitely the hardest and I can totally relate. However, it gets easier, also with more kids. Enjoying my third baby much more because the guilt trip I was on with my first has diminished a lot. I know that it is easier said than done, but letting go of the control/guilt helps - also on the relationship.. He will not be neglected left with his dad - quite the opposite? nor from being on his own a sec while you pee😉❤️
September 9, 2016

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