When I think back to some of the things I said while pregnant, I can't help but laugh. Laugh at how naive and clueless I was. (I also can't help but think about what other, politely mum moms probably thought of the stuff that was coming out of my pie-hole.) I totally am still going to wear makeup every day to make myself feel good. Of course I'm going to still go out. I'm definitely not going to be one of those moms who shows people pictures of their kid all the time. I'm not going to pick my kid up every time she makes a peep. Ha. Ha. And ha. Now that I actually have a real, live baby, as opposed to a theoretical one, I realize that I had no idea what I was saying. And neither did Snooki. During the season premiere of Snooki & JWoww, Snooki kept talking about how she was going to drink while breastfeeding.
Um, that's what you thought, Snooki. What you didn't realize at the time was: You were talking out of your childless ass.
During the episode, Snooki told her mother-in-law that she is going to "pump and dump" while breastfeeding because she wants to drink; then she goes on to talk about how she wants several bottles of wine right after she gives birth. (Don't we all?) But now, as we all know, once Snooki had Lorenzo, it was a different story. Snooki wasn't pumping and dumping (at least to our knowledge); she didn't have several bottles of wine after her delivery. In fact, Snooki took a nice little hiatus from drinking after giving birth.
And that's what happens when you have a baby.
Before having kids, we all say things. We all make promises we really, truly think we're going to keep (even if they are about drinking postpartum). But when the kid's in the picture, it's an entirely different ball game. And it's not something you can understand until you're actually holding your baby. You don't care about all the things you thought you'd care about. (I remember thinking I'd want to shower immediately after giving birth -- what?) Your number one priority is your child. That's it. End of story.
And now Snooki knows that.
And so do I.
Did you make any promises while pregnant that you didn't keep?
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