25 Ways You Know You're the Mom of a Baby

by Nicole Fabian-Weber May 8, 2013 at 11:49 AM in Baby
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Don't worry, you're still gorgeous. But mom eye bags are easy to spot.

Don't worry, you're still gorgeous. But mom eye bags are easy to spot.

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femaleMIKE
May 8, 2013 at 11:56 AM

I hope I don't go out in public wearing pajama pants and I hope I take a shower everyday.

I have always randomly rocked.  Its comforting.

Facebook comment from Laura Palmer
May 8, 2013 at 12:13 PM

I probably do about 90% of these! Espeically all pictures on my phone are of my kiddo and I show everyone even if they don't want to see them!

 

mommy...
mommytojack0524
May 8, 2013 at 12:24 PM

@FemaleMIKE--my son is almost 2. I have never gone out of the house in pajama pants. I took a shower daily when my son was a newborn, and every day since. It will make you feel 100% better to be clean and in normal clothing.  Involve your DH, put your baby in a bouncy seat, shower while your baby sleeps, whatever it takes. Find some clean, comfy, easy care clothes and put them on every day.

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redK8blueSt8
May 8, 2013 at 6:19 PM

#20 about the 900 ?'s from dad just irks me. Can we please stop ragging on dads being ignorant doofus'?! Heck, with the growing number of at-home-dads, many now know those answers better than mom! Yes there are still some men out there who parent as if it's 1950, but the majority of dads these days are very hands on and knowledgeable and competent parents!

In other news, I too have never gone out in my pajamas, not even when I had to go into the hospital for dehydration and the flu after being in bed for 4 days, I still put pants on! Though I did once accidentally wear blue fuzzy slippers to Lowes, totally forgetting that the shoes on my feet weren't real shoes.

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TEIMSfamily
May 8, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Instead of giggling since it appears to be made for that fact. Let us rip it to shreds.

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femaleMIKE
May 9, 2013 at 7:42 AM

Thanks mommy2jack.

rek8bluest8, my husband might end up being a stay at home dad too.  He will work on the weekends only. We will both be clueles in the beginning but we will catch on. 

I just don't want to turn into a total slob just because I had a baby. 

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LadyMinni
May 9, 2013 at 9:44 AM

I have never left the house in pajamas or sweats! My car also isn't a mess, and my roots get dyed at the same 5-week point they have since I was 13. And the 900 questions from dad? That's just insulting. My man is a far better father than I am a mother. I'm the one asking him things!

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Blueshark77
May 9, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Haven't gone out in pajama pants, but what's wrong with sweats? If I'm just running errands like going to the store I'm not going to dress up. Most days I get a shower, but I skip a day every now and then, usually after a rough night and I choose to get a little more sleep in than shower. I usually smell like spit up anyway since baby girl loves to spit up on a clean shirt. And my clean shirt came from a pile of clean laundry on the floor that I don't have time to put away (I'm pumping right now, not just playing on the internet). Dads can be a bit clueless, not all, but some. I do 90% of the work around here because her dad just can't seem to grasp how much there is to be done.

 

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Nonmember comment from kemi
May 9, 2013 at 10:17 AM
awww! I'm not a mom yet but I look forward to loving my baby enough to do all these!
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Nonmember comment from Heather
May 9, 2013 at 10:32 AM
The other day at work I saw a diaper in a lady's purse and said "You know you're a mom when you carry a spare diaper in your purse!" The woman behind her pulled a diaper out of her purse too and we all had a really good laugh! I've been known to forget there was a partially empty bottle in my purse or van for over a week. I freak out and clean everything because I hate baby formula smells!
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