9 Things You Forget About Life With A Newborn..

I remember everyone said to me “you soon forget the pain of labour” when I was pregnant with Little. That was in fact true (until I went through it again and it all came flooding back!!). This was also the case with life with a newborn! I forgot how demanding they were. Not that I mind because obviously they are very cute! I asked some lovely bloggers to help me out with this post and here are the things we forgot about life with a newborn..

1. Newborns know when there is food about so will want to be held just as you go to take that first bite. Meaning you will never eat at the same time as your partner because you will tag team the baby!

2. “For me it was sleeping at night. I just had in my head that newborns sleep all day. Which is true, it’s night when they won’t sleep! Oh and I had no idea how to swaddle any more! So nighttime wasn’t easy.” – Alex from Lamb & Bear

3. Bedtime is the same time as said newborn so you can get maximum amount of sleep before you are awake again!


4. “How noisy they are, especially when sleeping! Snuffling, wriggling, randomly making noises – used to take me ages to get back to sleep sometimes!” – Emily from Emily and Indiana

5. You have to start getting ready approximately 5 hours before needing to leave the house, factor in 10 feeds, 20 nappy changes and of course a few changes of outfit for yourself!

6. “How amazing and relaxing it is to have a newborn fall asleep in your arms. I think it is one of my favourite things in the whole world.” – Lucy from Mrs H’s Favourite Things

7. Just how precious those tiny bundles are and they come with many worries. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT google any worries you may have!


8. “Everything I have 2 x 8 year gaps!” – Emily Jones

9.  How much love you can feel when you thought you were already at full capacity! <3

10. I’ll leave this one blank for you to add what you had forgotten about life with a newborn. Leave a comment below and get involved 🙂

Sarah from Run Jump Scrap! has also written about the 10 things she’d forgotten about a newborn. Be sure to check it out 🙂


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  1. October 17, 2016 / 10:02 am

    our minds are clever aren’t they, there’s no way we’d do it all again if we remembered everything so vividly haha. Lovely post 🙂 xx

    • Amy
      October 17, 2016 / 10:05 am

      You’re not wrong! But it’s such a lovely time 🙂 thank you chick xx

  2. October 17, 2016 / 10:02 am

    Eek, such a lovely post. I’d forgotten so much and it had only been a couple of years. I forgot how long it takes them, to take a feed. We bottle feed P and even still now at 4mo it can take him a good 30 minutes!

    Emily – Babiesandbeauty #marvmondays

    • Amy
      October 17, 2016 / 10:05 am

      Aww thank you lovely! Sometimes L will polish a bottle off in record time and others it can take up to an hour! Xx

  3. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)
    October 17, 2016 / 1:02 pm

    There’s definitely lots I forget about having a newborn, both the good and the bad! #maternitymondays x

    • Amy
      October 17, 2016 / 1:41 pm

      It’s easy to do! That’s why I love documenting the little moments xx

  4. October 17, 2016 / 3:05 pm

    Beautiful post. Pregnant with baby#2 and this has really got me even more excited, and nervous (haha) to go through it all again. And I will have a 27 month old when baby is born too. Wish me luck! #marvmondays

    • Amy
      October 17, 2016 / 3:53 pm

      You’ll be absolutely fine! I just tend to leave all the housework etc haha xx

  5. October 17, 2016 / 6:25 pm

    Aww despite the bad bits, this post has made me really excited for number 3 🙂 the snuffling though!!! Number 2 was a nightmare and I used to just lie there listening and worrying. Thanks for linking up #maternitymondays

    • Amy
      October 17, 2016 / 6:51 pm

      Thank you for hosting! They are such lovely little things 🙂 good luck with number 3 xx

  6. October 17, 2016 / 6:26 pm

    Lovely post and very relevant as I am due with my second baby in a few weeks. My daughter was a very demanding baby and I think I may be hoping a bit much that the new little one will just slot in! x #MaternityMondays

    • Amy
      October 17, 2016 / 6:52 pm

      You never know! I think the second one always has to work around us 🙂 good luck with number 2 xx

  7. Southern Mummy
    October 17, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    Adorable little lady. I had forgotten all of this haha, I intend to reforget much of this untill march!! Its too scary 🙂

    • Amy
      October 17, 2016 / 8:05 pm

      But so worth it 🙂 I said after this one no more but now I think one more would be okay! Xx

      • Southern Mummy
        October 17, 2016 / 8:31 pm

        Oh defiantly, I would love another after this one 🙂

  8. October 17, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    It was the night time noises for me too, you forget how noisy they really are. But those first snuggles you never forget those #maternitymondays

    • Amy
      October 17, 2016 / 8:50 pm

      They are so noisy! But I quite like it for peace of mind 🙂 nothing beats those snuggles xx

  9. October 17, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    I love this post. It is all so true. You do forget and very quickly. Little Mister H is now three months old and I have completely forgotten what it was like when he was first born. But I still love my sleepy cuddles with the little man. Thanks for including me lovely. Hugs Lucy xxxx

    • Amy
      October 17, 2016 / 8:51 pm

      Wow 3 months? He’s such a handsome chap 🙂 you’re welcome! Xx

  10. October 18, 2016 / 8:56 am

    Ahhh this brought back memories, although we’re definitely still in the food stage – how do they know as soon as dinner’s ready?! I just love their sleepy smiles. They drive you right to the edge of despair and then you get the sleepy smile and it’s all worthwhile (and yes, it’s obviously a real smile!!) x

    • Amy
      October 18, 2016 / 9:00 am

      I reckon they just have an amazing sense of smell! Either that or they start preparing for their weaning journey early on hehe. Aww the smiles are the best 🙂 xx

  11. October 18, 2016 / 11:53 am

    I can’t add as I’m a first time mum but oh my is number five true!!! #twinkleytuesday

    • Amy
      October 18, 2016 / 11:55 am

      It does take a while to get out the house doesn’t it! Currently about ready to walk out the door at 12:55pm haha!! Xx

  12. October 18, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    Aww, lovely post, this made me smile and brought it all back! #twinklytuesdays

    • Amy
      October 18, 2016 / 5:40 pm

      Such a magical time isn’t it?! Xx

  13. Double the Monkey Business
    October 19, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    I agree with the googling, I still make that mistake and always live to regret it – unnecessary worry! #MarvMondays

    • Amy
      October 19, 2016 / 11:15 pm

      Yeah I still do it haha! Even though I know I shouldn’t.. will we ever learn?! Xx

  14. October 22, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    Oh these are all so true, and I’ve just been reminded of it all with my second little one over the last few months. I think I’d forgotten how quickly they grow – he seems to be constantly moving into the next set of clothes! Great post, thanks for sharing it on #MarvMondays. Emily

    • Amy
      October 22, 2016 / 9:36 pm

      Thank you for hosting! They grow so quick xx

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