You Know You're a New Mom If ...

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Congratulations! You survived pregnancy and delivery and have entered the world of motherhood. The diaper bag is now a permanent part of your look, as are milk stains and undereye circles.

As a new mom myself, I've been taking notes on all the daily habits I now exhibit, some of which no one warned me about during pregnancy.

For instance, you know you're a new mom if ...

1. You've straight-up traded the purse for the diaper bag. Abandoning your cosmetic bag (really, who has time for makeup?), you now shove your wallet, keys, and cell phone in with those diapers and wipes.

2. You're constantly looking for your keys, wallet, and cell phone ... and you're probably holding them.

3. You find yourself asking what it was you were about to do before baby pooped, spit up, cried, or had a new expression on her face that got your overly excited.

4. You have several bathrobes in heavy rotation.

5. You wake up cradling the air and breathlessly ask, "Where's the baby?"

6. You smell a fart on the subway or something else foul on the street and have the sudden urge to change a diaper.

7. You see someone carrying a dog or a small package and are convinced they've stolen your child.

8. You hear screaming even when there is none.

9. A non-bathrobe outfit consists of leggings and the top you wore yesterday.

10. At least half of your hair, if you're lucky, has been under a blowdryer sometime in the last week.

Help me add to the list! YOU know you're a new mom if ...


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nonmember avatar LLmama

I'd walk around going "shhh....shhhh...shhhh...." even when I didn't have the baby with me...my husband asked me what I was doing and I hadn't even realized I was doing it!

KBW2 KBW2

You have to make a list and hang it on your door to remember said keys, wallet and cell phone when you leave so that you aren't finished checking out at the grocery store with $300 worth of groceries only to discover no wallet............

mrsrobin mrsrobin

You have that permanent drool /barf spot on your shoulder.

OhSara87 OhSara87

You randomly cry when looking at how fast time really does fly by. One day they are just noticing their surroundings then you blink and they're about ready to crawl and getting into everything!

Allyl... Allylicious

Your living room went from looking like a page out of better homes and garden to an episode of Horders ft baby items!

moncr... moncrief_tara

you no longer notice when you go to leave the house with a large wad of snot on your clothing from a toddler who always wants to blow thier nose on you!

jvsdr... jvsdragonwings

Talking about poo, pee and vomit in public doesn't strike you as odd, even as the people listening to you are scrunching up their faces trying to hold down their breakfast. What? I thought everyone wanted to know how my babies body was relieving itself.


The biggest 'New Parent' moment my hubby and I had was when our first baby girl was 5 days old she had not pooped since we were in the hospital and we were worried that she may be getting constipated. When our dd finally did poop, I called hubby at work bursting with excitement saying "she pooped, she pooped!" and surprisingly enough he jumped back with the same excitement! After that there was a moment of silence on the phone and then we both burst out laughing at what our incredible news to tell each other now was.

Teresa Morrow

You sway from side to side while standing in line somewhere even when you don't have the baby in your arms.

First4me First4me

You know you're a new mom if you've slept while nursing in the rocking chair (or glider) more than you have in your bed.

nonmember avatar Melissa

When u only work 3 days a week and u realize on your days off that u can't remember the last time u actually got a shower!!

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