Everyone was happy when they learned about my pregnancy. And almost everyone warned us about the road ahead. Two words always popped up. SLEEP DEPRIVATION. You’ve probably heard of that warning, huh? Well, brace yourself because it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Not that I’m discouraging you… Jut wanted you to be ready. Hihi… here are some sacrifices you probably didn’t think about.
Sacrifice#1 Be ready to cut your long nails. This was an emotional moment of my motherhood journey. Lol… I have always had loooong nails for as long as I remember! I love putting on nail polish too. But when I started bathing Natalie, it looks like having long nails won’t be very friendly. I might hurt her in the process. Needless to say, I had to cut my nails reallly short. I almost cried. Haha… Seriously, we put mittens to our babies to protect them from scratching themselves. We should also cut our nails to protect them from us!
I usually keep my nails this long (or longer).
Sacrifice#2 Be ready to cut your hair. Since I’m exclusively brestfeeding (direct feeding only as of the writing), my little cutie has developed an attachment to mommy that I can’t even take a bath longer than 15 minutes! I always end up not brushing my hair the whole day! So, after all those can’t-brush-my-hair-coz-I-need-to-attend-to-my-baby days, I have decided to say goodbye to my long curly hair. Ouch. But it was a great decision because now my hair is wash and wear! Plus, I love my new look!
This is how long my hair was before my hair cut.
Sacrifice #3 Ditch your tote and be ready to carry baby bags. I have this leather bag I always use. I have all sorts of stuff in there. But when I had a baby, my bag was filled with diapers, wet wipes, alcohol, other baby stuff and….. my wallet. That’s all. All I have for myself in my bag is my wallet! I don’t even get to bring my phone at times! Welcome to mommyhood!
It gets a bit crazy sometimes but we as moms have to be ready to go with the flow. Accept the changes that happens. And most importantly, embrace the moment of being a superwoman to a tiny baby’s world.
How about you? What sacrifices did you go through when you became a mom?