Being a first time mom (FTM) is hard enough not only you are bringing up a brand new human being but you are dealing with a plethora of challenges from sleep deprivation to body image issues to a loss of identity. It is no wonder FTMs can feel and act like total zombies. The challenges notwithstanding there are things that people will tell a FTM knowingly or unknowingly, jokingly or seriously that just should NOT be said. So read on and find out my list of things that a FTM just doesn’t want to hear (and possible retorts). I must say this post does not mean any malice and should be taken with a pinch of salt and a dollop of humour.
1) Oh, seems like there is a second one down there.
“At least I had a baby, what’s your excuse?”
2) Wow. I had a restful night.
“Good for you. Do you really have to rub it in???”
3) Why is the baby crying so much . Do you have enough milk (breast)??
“Yes, I do. Shall I spray it on you?”
4) When will you have the second one?
“Hmph!! Like I have the energy to make the second one!!”
5) Is she a good baby??
“What is a “good” baby? The one who doesn’t cry?”
6) Sleep when the baby sleeps.
“Really. And when should I eat, shower and go to the loo!!”
7) Are you going back to work ever?
“I won’t. Is that a problem?”
8) I am so over worked and tired.
“Really unless you pushed a desk out of your vagina and are making sure it is growing well….not the same thing.”
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