New Mom Secret: I Hate Babies

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confessions of a new mom, mom secretsIt's hard being a new mom (or even an experienced mom to a new baby) and sometimes we do things we know we shouldn't, despite what all the experts say. But this is a safe place to share your secrets—we won't tell.

This Week's Secret:

"I hate babies, only I didn't know how I felt about them until I was pregnant. The first year was the worst year for me—the baby was so needy and I was so bored. I just don't love the baby phase. Now toddlers are another story ... talk about fun!" —anonymous

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We all have secrets and opinions—so thanks to this brave mom for sharing her honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation nonjudgmental!

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mom4ary mom4ary

I actually LOVE the baby phase... i LOVE my babies at all their different phases. It gets rough and sometimes i wonder what the hell i was thinking but for the most part i enjoy it.  I always try to keep in mind that everything theyre doing right now is a phase and it will pass so to enjoy it while its here.

Grace... Gracesmommy226

Wow mom4ary well put! I couldn't have put it better!

I love watching my daughter grow and figure things out!

I too wonder at time what the hell I was thinking LOL and then she hugs me and my heart melts!

rebab... rebabeach2

Love it or hate . . . . not much of a choice on this poll. I had twins, so I think my first year experience was a little more extreme than the average first time mommy. I DO enjoy the toddler stage more, but I certainly wouldn't say I hated when my girls were newborns either.

sweet... sweet-a-kins

Im the opposite, I hate KIDS@ LOL


I love the baby stage...Its when they hit about 12 and up I wanna throttle them!! LOL

Austinka Austinka

I hate the screaming, needyness, total dependence, and attachment to only me that my kids went/are going through as babies.  I don't like tantrums or funky attitudes of toddler hood either, but I have so much more that I can do with him.  I like 14-20 months the best.  They understand a lot but don't fight so much yet.

Kay300 Kay300

If you feel that way..... You shouldn't be allowed to have children...

butte... buttercupmom_1

I guess that i am strange but i love the 4hr. feedings, cloth diapers , washing all their little clothes ,teaching them how to swim , on and on. I am 53 and want one more.

mommy... mommyofchase

I think it is kind of harsh to say if you feel that way "you shouldn't be allowed to have children".  There are times when I STRONGLY dislike my son, hubby, and family, but just because I don't like them doesn't mean I will EVER stop loving them! 

pjaca... pjacademy

Adopt a toddler then! It's WONDERFUL!!!

BaisMom BaisMom

I loved when my daughter was a baby. Yeah she pooped and spit up on me, peed through her clothes and got poop all over the place, but I loved those baby months. I love that she's a toddler now, but I also miss the baby stage, I'm trying to have another LOL

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