Everything changes when you become a new momI found this buried under pages of unpublished writing from the first few post-baby months as a new mom, and I think it perfectly sums up the unique and unexpected ways that a baby can change you…
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It's the mantra of motherhood, echoing through the decades: "Everything changes." I've even said it myself because, really, those two words about all a new mother can muster when faced with the enormity of her new life. Fear mongers warn of being awake for 56 consecutive hours, screaming cries that last for three months straight, and breasts that whither from a D cup to an A cup. I was warned, "You'll have empty tube socks in your bra."
I was expecting the physical changes and an increase in daily responsibilities - like, I'd have to pack some diapers before I left the house, and I'd have to put little locks on my kitchen cabinets. But those weren't the real changes. Here are 10 ways my life changed in the first few months as a new mom:
1. When I pass a horrific car accident, I