Things you shouldn’t tell to a First time Mom

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.

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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.”

Hope you enjoyed this post on motherhood and its challenges. Have a great week ahead and do show me your love with your likes and comments or better still go ahead and make my day by following me 🙂


  1. October 6, 2014 / 3:47 pm

    hahahahahah shall i spray it on you hahahah I can’t stop laughing reading that 😛

    • October 6, 2014 / 3:54 pm

      Thanks 🙂

    • October 8, 2014 / 6:41 pm

      Betty yes it is a bit of an exaggeration but when you are so sleepless and constantly going through the cycle of feeding, cleaning, soothing and when you know your little one is entirely dependent on you it can get extremely overwhelming.

  2. October 7, 2014 / 1:45 pm

    This is very true! Here is one to NEVER say to a pregnant mum close to her due date ‘STILL NO BABY?’…. ARE YOU SERIOUS THOUGH.

    • October 8, 2014 / 6:39 pm

      Laura I had to hear it all the time. It would drive me nuts. But my pet peeve was when people told me with a very sad nod of the head, “Your body won’t be the same ever.”

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