By: Christina Cordova/Shareably There are millions of books about what to expect as a first-time mom and how to cope that first year, but the truth is that nothing you read can prepare you for motherhood. And nothing you read can prepare you for all of the emotions that come with it. From intense love and joy, to equally as intense frustration and confusion, motherhood is just one of those things in life where you just have to roll with the punches.
These 16 animals’ expressions perfectly sum up what it means to be a mom, and demonstrate quite clearly how much of a rollercoaster ride motherhood can be!
1. Just Let Me Sleep.
As a new mom, you’ll take sleep when you can–even if that means sleeping while feeding!
Cheers to you moms out there, for being excellent multitaskers!
2. Is This Is My Life Now?
Accept it – you have become a slave to all of your children’s wants, needs, and everything in between. Yes, this is your life right now, but the good news is, it only lasts for 18 years.
3. But I Wouldn’t Trade It For Anything.
For all the complaining that we as moms do, we know the truth, and that is that we wouldn’t trade a single second for anything in the world.
4. That Moment When Realization Strikes.
There comes a moment, as a new mom, when realization strikes and you wonder what the heck you just got yourself into.
5. I Am Now a Jungle Gym.
Yes, yes you are. Being a mom means lying prone while your kids pull at you, climb on you, and really just treat you as a play structure.
The good news? You’ll have rock solid abs from all the jumping they’ll do on your stomach.
6. There Is No Other Bond Like It.
When your baby looks at you like you’re the only person in the world that matters, it makes all the hard mommy-moments fade away.
7. What’s Personal Space?
Your kids are going to want to be with you all. The. Time. Wherever you go. As a mom, you no longer have personal space…
8. …Not Even In Bed.
Even if you said that you’re never going to be “that mom” that lets her kids sleep in bed, trust me, you’ll cave.
9. I Think I’ve Become a Bed.
Not only will your kids want to share your bed with you, but they’ll make you a bed. When they’re infants, it’s the most precious thing in the world. When they’re toddlers? Not so much.