Wednesday, 25 November 2009

42 things that change when you have a baby



Aku dapat mende ni dari babycenter. Layanz..


Forty-two things that change when you have a baby
by Rebecca Woolf


What changes when you have a baby? A better question may be: What doesn't change? Here, writer and mom Rebecca Woolf lists her most notable post-baby observations. Then scroll down to read our favorite comments from readers about how their babies changed their lives.

1. You finally stop to smell the roses, because your baby is in your arms. (ros? umah aku takde tanam bunga.. but bau baby hmmm shedapp..)

2. Where you once believed you were fearless, you now find yourself afraid. [See a reader's perspective in #22, below.](bergantung..)

3. The sacrifices you thought you made to have a child no longer seem like sacrifices.

4. You respect your body ... finally.(manyak kene jage makan skarang..effect kat baby)

5. You respect your parents and love them in a new way.(betoi2..dah rase mase Husna lg..)

6. You find that your baby's pain feels much worse than your own.(stujuuu..)

7. You believe once again in the things you believed in as a child.(mak ayah pun ikut jadi bebudak..)

8. You lose touch with the people in your life whom you should have banished years ago.(ermm tak sure..)

9. Your heart breaks much more easily.(slaluu jer..)

10. You think of someone else 234,836,178,976 times a day.(ntah ye ke?)

11. Every day is a surprise.(belum lagi..masih rutin lagi..)

12. Bodily functions are no longer repulsive. In fact, they please you. (Hooray for poop!)(??)

13. You look at your baby in the mirror instead of yourself.(haha.. memang ponn..)

14. You become a morning person.(skarang rutin bangun 5.30pagi tuuhh..tak pernah dibuat =D)

15. Your love becomes limitless, a superhuman power.

And from our readers...

1. "You discover how much there is to say about one tooth." — Ashley's mom(=D)

2. "You finally realize that true joy doesn't come from material wealth." — Anonymous(duit pon kene ade gak..)

3. "You now know where the sun comes from." — Charlotte

4. "You'd rather buy a plastic tricycle than those shoes that you've been dying to have." — Sophie's mom (slalu gi tempat barang2 baby jer..hehe)

5. "You realize that although sticky, lollipops have magical powers." — Roxanne (aku tak bagi sangat Husna mende2 ni..)

6. "You don't mind going to bed at 9 p.m. on Friday night." — Kellye (tido awal sebab kene bangun awal =D)

7. "Silence? What's that?" — Anonymous (hahaha!!)

8. "You realize that the 15 pounds you can't seem to get rid of are totally worth having." — Brenda (banyak baju dah tak muat daaahh..adoii)

9. "You discover an inner strength you never thought you had." — Ronin and Brookie's mom (hmm betol betol betol)

10. "You no longer rely on a clock — your baby now sets your schedule." — Thomas' mom (aku stujuuuu)

11. "You give parents with a screaming child an 'I-know-the-feeling' look instead of a 'Can't-they-shut-him-up?' one." — Jaidyn's mom (hahaha!!..lagi stujuu..)

12. "Your dog — who used to be your 'baby' — becomes just a dog." — Kara (sorry..tak bela pet)

[Many readers begged to differ, saying things like, " I disagree with number 12. My dogs are my additional children," "Nothing about previous babies, whether two- or four-legged, changes when a new miracle comes along," "My dog will never be 'just a dog," and "This is sad to me. My dog is still my baby too."]

13. "You take the time for one more hug and kiss even if it means you'll be late." — Tracey (wajib..pastu pecut kereta giler2.. hehe)

14. "You learn that taking a shower is a luxury." — Jayden's mom (hey, aku mandi pagi petang ehh.. tapi kadang2 terbabas sampai ke malam.. hmm ade betol gak..)

15. "You realize that you can love a complete stranger." — Dezarae's mom (cute & lovely stanger..)

16. You find yourself wanting to make this world a better place. — Arizona (aku tiada kuasa..)

17. If you didn’t believe in love at first sight before, now you do! — Ciara (=D)

18. You start to appreciate Sesame Street for its intellectual contribution. — Anon. (nanti aku start tengok sesame street yer..nak kaji..)

19. You have to quit watching the news because you see every story from a mother's perspective and it breaks your heart. — Brooke&Boys (tak sempat nak nengok tv ponn, kene bb tido dulu)

20. You just plain love life more - everything comes together and becomes better because of one tiny person and your love for them. — Anon. (=D)

21. You finally find out the real reason you have those breasts. — Anon. (hihihi..lawaks)

22. In response to #2 [above], I'd say that where you were once afraid, you're now fearless. I was always very timid and shy and let myself get walked all over … but now where my kid's concerned, I'll speak my mind and really connect with my inner "b"! — gummismom

23. The support you get from other people surprises you, because the people giving it are not always the ones you'd expect. — japanese_macaque (yup)

24. Nothing is just yours any longer. You share EVERYTHING! — DylanLsMom (=D)

25. No matter what you've accomplished in life, you look at your child and think, "I've done a GREAT job!" — Anon.

26. You want to take better care of yourself for your child. — Treasor (betul.. sape nak jage anak kalau aku sakit..tak same wehh)

27. You can have the most wonderful conversation using only vowel sounds like "ahhh" and "oooo." — littlehulk2008 (comelnyer bile baby wat bunyi2 tu.. nyaman didengar hehe)

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