Baby Jots

You Know You’re A Parent To A Baby When…

I haven’t been a parent for very long at all – five weeks and three days to be precise!

However, there’s a ton of things I have learnt in such a short amount of time and it really is hard now to think about life before when there was just the two of us.

I recently pondered about my new chapter in life as a parent and have compiled a list of points so far which I think sums up life with a baby!

You know you’re a parent to a baby when..

  • You get excited about your child’s bowel movements.
  • You get more than three hours sleep – or any sleep at all!

not enough sleep

  • You’ve worn the same clothes for three days in a row.
  • You can shower in Olympic record timing.

no time for a showr

  • There is a muslin and at least one baby item in every single room of your house.
  • Preparation for leaving the house can take at least an hour.

never leave the house on time

  • You never meet anyone or do anything before midday (at first)
  • Folding and unfolding a buggy and loading the boot of the car replaces your need for a gym membership.
  • An entire day can be written off by the slightest change in the weather.


  • Panic ensues when you cannot find the little Red Book.
  • You are unable to answer the simplest calculation but know exactly how many days, weeks and months old your child is at the drop of a hat.

parent maths

  • You can name all the current sale items and bargains on Amazon due to late night perusing when feeding/rocking/encouraging/pleading with your baby to go to sleep!
  • The first smiles and laughs your baby gives you automatically dissolves all current stresses, anxieties, moans, dirty nappies and the fact that your home is quickly becoming a health hazard due to no chores being done.

baby smile


But as I am quickly finding out, there really is nothing like being a parent…

being a parent

…and I wouldn’t change it for the world!


I’d be interested to know what else you would you add to this list!

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  • Reply
    January 28, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Parenthood is tough… But the biggest blessing ever 😊

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      January 29, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      Yup – I am six weeks in and these have been the toughest yet most rewarding six weeks of my life! Just incredible!

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    January 28, 2018 at 11:31 am

    You know what muslins are and you stockpile nappies and wipes!

    • Reply
      January 29, 2018 at 8:04 pm

      I have muslins everywhere – and I agree about the nappies and wipes! Baby wipes you can use for so many things.

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    January 28, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    I recently had a baby (she is 2 months now). My in-laws always ask me how I can shower and eat in an Olympic record timing. Just instinct I guess or I got used to it. I call it ‘cat shower’ 😉 And I am lucky if I can get at least 3 hours of sleep. But you are right, I wouldn’t change It for anything

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      January 29, 2018 at 8:01 pm

      I used to complain, a lot, if I got less than six hours sleep! I didn’t know what I was talking about clearly.

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