We kept answering these questions for the first two-three months after our baby was born. How’s your life after baby? Is there any change in your life? Do you feel your life was easy earlier?
Before sharing my experiences, I would like to share the ‘most heard line’ with you. And that is; Congratulations! Your baby’s schedule is now your schedule. And listening to this repeatedly, I felt if this is real, how would I manage?
I had heard more about sleepless nights, which was the only concern I had when I became Mom. But later on, I could manage that too very quickly because nothing is more important than your baby’s love and care.
Coming to my experiences, I would say my life is perfect after my baby’s arrival and is even better. And here are the changes in our lives as a parent.
Before my son’s arrival, I used to be alone at home and now, I have the favourite and the best time pass, which is incomparable to anything else. And all my alone time is our baby’s time.
My husband, who loves to play games on mobiles or laptops, has left playing. And the best thing is that he does not regret it at all and never gets upset if he cannot play, which was not the case earlier.
Whenever the baby wants to go out, we immediately plan an outing even if we are not well and want to rest. I feel this is a healthy change as we are more active now.
We felt proud while going out with him as the people started giving us attention. LOL! Because when you are outside with a kid, automatically, it grabs everyone’s attention. Strangers smile at us and sometimes give us advice about taking care of our baby.
We have started making healthy choices in food post his arrival and cut down the use of junk food and soft drinks, which are unhealthy for kids and us.
We are more connected to nature now as we have started going to parks and public places. Also, we have become more social because babies need to explore their surroundings and be social things.
Sometimes, when we watch TV, he starts shouting out of his happiness, and we have to switch off the TV obviously because we can’t hear anything. We also begin to listen to his different voices and keep laughing, looking at him, forgetting about our TV series or movies.
Now we remember almost every rhyme, and instead of our favourite songs, we keep humming those rhymes every time, which helps educate our baby.
Changes happen post-arrival of baby, but these changes are healthy and perfect in our lives.
We love everything related to him, like shopping for his essentials and going out. And sometimes we have to drop out of our important plans, but again, if the change is healthy, we are healthy.
One big difference came in our life in all of these changes, which is less time for “us”. But we found happiness in this too by talking more and only about him.
So, this is how our life is more perfect and joyful now. We live every moment of it. And now, I would like to hear from you about how your baby’s arrival has changed your life?