# Baby

## New Motherhood, Broken Down by the Numbers

by on August 7, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Everything in life comes down to math, and new motherhood is no exception. Think about it. You wonder how many hours it's been since your son last ate; what time your daughter woke up; and how many days it's been since you've had a shower. Numbers. They don't lie. And they definitely tell a story. So, here's a quick mathematical breakdown for new moms, and possibly a stroll down memory lane for moms with older kids. Here is new motherhood, broken down by the numbers.

1: Number of romantic dinners you and your partner will go out to in the first three months of your baby's life.

15: Number of times you will look at your phone at said romantic dinner for a text or missed called from the person watching your baby.

23: Number of times you will mention your baby at dinner.

2: Number of times you will watch a video of your baby on your phone at dinner.

7: Number of times you will check to see if your baby is breathing in the first week of bringing him or her home. Per day.

2: Number of times you will Google something pertaining to your baby each day during the first month.

3: Number of loads of laundry you will do each week.

45: Number of pictures you will take of your child each day.

10: Number of people who will receive at least one of these photos via text message each day.

0: Number of naps you will take each day when your baby is sleeping because there's so much stuff to be done! Stuff like look at all the pictures and videos you took.

245: Number of times you will kiss your baby each day.

3: Number of times each night you will check the volume on the monitor to make sure it's working.

125: Number of times per day that you will say things like "Who's that baby?" or "Who's a pretty girl?" in a high-pitched voice.

3: Number of times you will change your baby's outfit per day.

300: Number of times every day you will look at your baby and think to yourself, "I am so happy we did this."

Were you able to nap when your newborn napped?

Image via Scott & Elaine van der Chijs/Flickr

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### EvalynCarnate

August 7, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Um the laundry one needs to be recalculated. I did three loads a week when it was just my husband and I (My clothes, his clothes/work clothes, towels/whites). Now that baby number two is coming next month its going to be more like 3 a day.....on a GOOD day... O.o

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### Michelle

August 7, 2012 at 10:58 AM
@Evalyn...you are EXACTLY right! It was more like 3 loads a DAY!!! And I ignored that advice to "sleep when your baby sleeps" for 4 months, until she decided she wanted to sleep in her crib and viola! The damn housework could wait!She's 3.5 and I STILL take a nap when she does!!!
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### kjbugsmom1517

August 7, 2012 at 11:20 AM
With my first i worked so i couldnt do the nap when they do thing and with the 2nd? Heck yes! 1 was at school so i could do this more :). Neither nap now and im sooooo lookin forward to naps when school starts.
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### BusyMom7789

August 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM

I still nap when my almost 3 year old nap.  My daughter was going to preschool for three hours a day and he took his nap during that time.  How beautiful.

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### brandspanknnew

August 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM

I don't nap when she naps, but I work all day and when I get home I only have a few hours to spend with her before bedtime. The weekends I am off but I still don't nap when she does. She's 3 months old and sleeps soundly through the night. I love it! So we both get plenty of rest.

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### rightside

August 7, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Romantic dinners in the first 3 months?  That really should be 0.

And, I do 3 loads of laundry every other day.  Who gets by on 3 a week?  Do they wear disposable clothing???

### Todd Vrancic

August 7, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Yeah, a romantic dinner with a small child in the house consists of actually being able to FINISH a dinner without sixteen million interruptions.  Dinner at a restaurant without kids?  For us, did not happen until the kids were in their teens.

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### Sheila79

August 7, 2012 at 10:44 PM
I tried the napping but going out is a no-no the kisses however were endless at least 500
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### SLA28

August 7, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Yeah...NOT!  The napping when the baby naps NEVER happens.  Great advice, but it doesn't work that way!

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### yazzy91

August 10, 2012 at 9:37 AM
No napping -_- I have twins!