How Having a Baby Will Change You

 Child with his mother eating a snack

In the very beginning, you will feel like you will NEVER, EVER, EVER have a steady routine again. You will stare absently into space, trying to remember what day it is because you are so exhausted.

Buying things for yourself will get trumped because you'll have to buy that new water table … and that cute, tiny outfit. You will realize just how much you grossly underestimated how nice it is to sleep through the night. You will want to make the world a safer, kinder place.

You will figure out just how bad you are at technology by watching your 4-year-old on an iPad.

Watching ANY show, including the local news, that includes a suffering child will kill your spirit a little bit. And talking on the phone sans interruptions will be a thing of the past.

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You will get to relive all of the things you loved growing up, as well as all of the things you couldn’t stand. It will be very bittersweet. You will love your parents just a little bit more than you did before. You will see your siblings in a better light and appreciate just how good a niece or nephew looks on them.

Your baby will roll off the couch. Trust me. It will happen. 

All of the things you thought you had lost out on, or compromised on, won't seem that big of a deal — if you can even remember what they were. And you will truly understand how Elizabeth Stone’s quote is the most accurate thing you've ever heard:

“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”

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How Having a Baby Will Change You

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  1. Ivonne says:

    I think it will push me to become the person I wished to be.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Babies are a big but amazing change

  3. kirsten says:

    I agree with Samantha. Children are blessings.

  4. Samantha says:

    A baby will change you but in a positive way.As the saying goes”children will make days shorter,nights longer,budget smaller and a home happier”.kindly visit this site to add more info planmybaby.com

  5. Eva says:

    I think that having a baby makes you appreciate the little things. You get to see the world once again through the eyes of the child you once were. You get a chance to teach your child all of the things they will one day leave home with. Its a wonderful experience!

  6. Beverly says:

    “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”

    – I love this quote and would say it describes how I’m feeling EXACTLY. My little peanut isnt here just yet – he will be in 6 weeks. I already know my feelings well though… Its so intense – your whole life and world revolves around your little one. I dont want to be an overprotective/overwhelmed parent, but I feel my heart and whole world will be more vulnerable now than ever. I can already say that things that were once so important to me (like selfish things) – really mean nothing to me now. This is already life changing and he isnt even here yet… but i cant wait to hold him & love him <3

  7. latonia says:

    Having your first baby is exciting……. I believe a baby will change the way you think and do things!

  8. tspokes007 says:

    i dont agree that your dog becomes just a “dog” they were there first and are still my baby!

  9. Sonia says:

    a baby will change everything sometimes but new is goood

  10. I like to sit back and enjoy the ride take it for what it is worth and never give up! I usually end up yelling this about a couple times a week “”I GIVE UP”” but my children are picking up on it and always reassure me that its not good to give up and then we all start laughing and everything usually settles down a bit and they all start to listen a little better to me I love being a mother.

  11. Alanna says:

    A little nervous, a lot excited!

  12. Christina says:

    Having a baby does change you…and it should…but in very positive ways!

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  14. Amy says:

    I really am excited for the change of a little one in the house again.. My baby now is going to be 12 years old days before due date and it is exciting to be able to share the joys of a baby with my husband (this is our first kid together) and my boys and his girls!! It will definitely be a change but a change well worth it!!

  15. Brianna says:

    I look forward to the change! My husband is my best friend, I could not imagine anyone better to make the change with! What an adventure!

  16. Heather says:

    All I can think of is: that when children are silent that usually means they are up to no good.

  17. Mallory says:

    Hahaha I bet this is all true and my idea of “peace” will change dramatically.

  18. LIZ says:

    change my life now when i go out without her, i cant stop thinking how is she 🙂

  19. Gabriela says:

    Love this article it’s absolutely true :’)

  20. Amanda says:

    My 8 week old has already brought some of these things to light. I’m hoping she never rolls off the couch though!

  21. samantha says:

    I am only 6wks and 4 days pregnant with my first child,my husband and I have been trying for three years.when my husband and I were married his daughter was only a year old but I have been caring for her since she was a month old.i dont think I will feel any different for this baby then what I feel for my step daughterbut my husband think I will.I love my step daughter as if she was my own I have always referred to her as my daughter. I guess we will see how I feel come September. But I don’t think that anything will ever change the way I feel about my little girl biologically mine or not!

  22. samantha says:

    I am only 6wks and 4 days pregnant with my first child,my husband and I have been trying for three years.when my husband and I were married his daughter was only a year old but I have been caring for her since she was a month old.i dont think I will feel any different for this baby then what I feel for my step daughterbut my husband think I will.I love my step daughter as if she was my own I have always referred to her as my daughter. I guess we will see how I feel come September. But I don’t think that anything will ever change the way I feel about my little girl!

  23. Carissa says:

    I really enjoyed this article.

  24. John Haley says:

    We are 11 weeks in today. I can already tell a shift in my actions and the way I look at ANYTHING and EVERYTHING.

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