Here, I wanted to catalogue the 10 major things I learned after giving birth. When I was pregnant, I made sure that I attempted to have the best pregnancy I could for my little guy sucking his thumb in-utero. I ate the right things (except for the occasional biscotti or a double chocolate muffin – no wonder Baby Mermy has such a sweet tooth!), aimed to exercise at least 4 times a week, and walked almost every day (the summer months made it particularly trying). Through it all, I also attempted to read up on what was going to happen once Baby Mermy made his grand entrance into this chaotic world. However, there are some things you just won’t know, understand, or accept until you go through it, regardless of how much you have read or researched.
These are some of the things that I learned after giving birth. Some I was aware of, but still unprepared for, and others I simply did not know. I hope that my experiences help you in your mama-journey even if your experiences are quite different from mine.