When I found out I was pregnant, I started a mental list of the things I saw other people do, or that I just assumed new moms did, that I was never going to do. From the seemingly insignificant to the slightly controversial, I had decided that I was never going to let myself slip.
Until our son came, that is. Then I realized that sometimes you’ve just got to give yourself a break.
Here are the top five things I swore I’d never do as a new mom, but that I do anyway…
I Won't Give Him Store-bought Baby Food
I had every intention of making all our baby’s food from scratch. But as a work from home and stay at home mom, this was one of the things that I quickly gave myself some slack in. And with the availability of great quality organic options and the approval of our pediatrician, we’ve jumped into the world of store-bought and haven’t looked back.
I Won't Give Unsolicited Mom Advice to My Friends
It’s like I a faucet I can’t shut off. When I hear a friend is pregnant or talking about babies, I can’t stop myself from interjecting my opinions. It’s virtually impossible. I’m working on it, really I am. And hopefully I’m coming off as helpful and not too pushy.
I Won't Blast My Social Media Channels with Baby Photos
HA! This lasted all of 10 seconds. My instragram (@beckarobinson) is a virtual baby album. I can’t help it. He’s just so tweetable. My twitter and facebook feeds are full of photos, jokes, anecdotes, and so on about our son or being a mom, or complaining that the garbage truck woke him up from his nap… AGAIN.
I Will NOT Let Baby Stuff Take Over Our House
Oh man. I was dedicated to this cause. Until our son became more mobile and more easily bored. Now there’s a playpen, toys everywhere, a swing, and a jumping gym all in our living room. Sometimes convenience wins over style, especially if it means a happy baby.