I thought I would share some of the things I have learnt in my first six months (almost) of mummyhood. In no particular order…
1. Your baby will always fall asleep on a walk just before you get home/back to the car, just in time for you to have to wake them moving them into their car seat/bed.
2. Just when you think you have a schedule happening your baby will change things up just to keep you on your toes.
3. Your baby will always wait until your other half has gone to work before doing the biggest, smelliest poo possible (Monday mornings are a particularly popular time for him/her to do this)
4. Whenever you think it is safe to get a hot drink/some food your baby will prove you wrong.
5. Just when you think your baby can not scream any more they will find their second wind.
6. Your baby will save his/her cutest smile for the time he/she knows you are most annoyed/frustrated with them (I’m sure this is a built in survival mechanism!)
7. Your baby will behave impeccably around other people, making you out to be exaggerating everything you say about them. The second those people have left your baby will revert to normal behaviour.
8. Your baby will save their loudest burp/fart for when you are in company (but it’s ok to laugh at baby burps and farts!).
9. You will try all those things you were told not to do, anything to get some sleep (a cuddle or a snuggle can solve many things)
10. Despite and because of all these things it is an amazing first six months (even if it is at times difficult to see this)
Please let me know any pearls of wisdom you might have learnt about mummyhood (or daddyhood) as it is always good to get warning about what might be ahead!