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13 Things You Can Relate To If You Are A Young Parent
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Published: Oct 22, 2015

Parenthood is a roller-coaster ride and it has even more ups and downs when you are young. But, it’s a ride definitely worth taking. There will be lots of screaming, crying, pooping and throwing up but you’ll always find yourself doing it all over again without any regret. Here are 13 things that will happen when you become a young parent:

1. You experience what it’s like to be excited and terrified at the same time.

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2. You think of all the things that could go wrong. You have nightmares about rolling over the baby in your sleep. So you make a conscious effort to roll the other way.

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3. You are told in a complimenting and not-so-complimenting way that, “you look SO young to be a mother/father”. A lot.

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4. You hear too much of, “don’t spoil the baby – don’t hold him/her too much, don’t feed too much, don’t feed too little, don’t cuddle too much, don’t be so distant, don’t be so protective give them their space, don’t be so lenient they can be creative with discipline, don’t discipline too much, and lastly, don’t discipline so much.” WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO!?

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5. People will tell you their own opinions about what and when to give your baby food.

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And you’re like:

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6. And they will bombard you with a million other unwanted pieces of advice.

And you will tell try to tell them to:

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7. People are quick to judge that you won’t be able to follow your dreams now that you have a child.

And you’re like:

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8. When there’s a new baby in the house, there will be times when you will break down in tears just because.

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9. What you will do is call your own mother to weep, whine and even beg for help sometimes.

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10. Subconsciously you will document every single moment of your child’s life.

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11. You will have a really bad day, but then your little bundle of surprises will flash you a doting smile and hope will be renewed.

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12. You are tired, disoriented, sleep-deprived and in pain… ALL THE TIME

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13. But at the end of the day you feel blessed to have this little bundle of joy in your arms. <3

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What is the best part about being a parent? Let us know in the comments below.