Monday, May 19, 2008

Ten things potential parents should know...

Babies need a lot of stuff – no really. A lot. Like a crazy lot, a lot.

Babies are expensive – no really. Really expensive. They go through clothes every five minutes. And diapers, my oh my how they go through diapers! And wipes!

Day care is really expensive – ridiculously so. And nannies aren’t any better.

Sex is never the same – unless you currently worry about constantly being interrupted by a screaming baby. Even then, no.

Laundry never stops. As soon as you get everything clean, the baby will pee, poop or spit up on whatever they are wearing.

Hospitals charge an insane amount of money to deliver your baby. Even if you have the baby “au natural”.

Giving birth involves a lot of gross bodily fluids. A lot. Like a crazy lot, a lot. It is not for the squeamish.

New Mom’s have their very own type of Tendonitis that appears in your wrist called “De Quervain's Tendonitis” from lifting the baby repeatedly. It goes away when your baby turns 3 –ish. You can expect mild discomfort for years.

Babies cry. A lot. They completely depend on you all the time.

Being a parent is the coolest thing ever and worth all the crap you have to go through to make it work.

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