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17 Totally Relatable Things New Moms Should Never Feel Guilty About

No shame in the new mommy game.

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1. Your postpartum body, no matter what it looks like now.

Whether you're carrying a little extra McLovin, a few stretch marks, or a surgical scar, your body is your temple and it deserves some serious praise for the miracle it just performed.
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Whether you're carrying a little extra McLovin, a few stretch marks, or a surgical scar, your body is your temple and it deserves some serious praise for the miracle it just performed.

2. Staying in sweats all freakin' day if you please.

You might be a little too busy TAKING CARE OF AN ENTIRE HUMAN to get glammed up these days, and if you are, that's totally OK!
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You might be a little too busy TAKING CARE OF AN ENTIRE HUMAN to get glammed up these days, and if you are, that's totally OK!

3. Holding, snuggling, kissing, and loving all on your sweet baby, even if "they" call it spoiling:

No, your fourteen-year-old will not expect you to carry him to the bathroom. Plus, they're only this little for a short while.
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No, your fourteen-year-old will not expect you to carry him to the bathroom. Plus, they're only this little for a short while.

4. And doing something for yourself and enjoying the hell out of it.

Seasoned moms will tell you that taking time for yourself is not just nice, it's necessary.
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Seasoned moms will tell you that taking time for yourself is not just nice, it's necessary.

5. Checking in on social media from time to time, instead of being "in the moment" every moment.

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Or totally unplugging from social media for a while, because that's OK, too!

6. Sleeping when the baby sleeps...instead of doing the dishes, washing loads of laundry, or answering unread emails.

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7. Or using that baby nap to unwind however you damn well want to.

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8. Being a little overprotective and anxious all the time.

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9. Not allowing visitors for however long you need.

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Grandma will totally understand...eventually.

10. Having a case of the baby blues.

It doesn't mean you don't love your baby or being a new mom. It just means that change can be really, really scary.
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It doesn't mean you don't love your baby or being a new mom. It just means that change can be really, really scary.

11. Not wanting to have sex, like, ever again.

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You're exhausted, you're dry AF, and everything hurts down there right now. So it's totally OK that you're libido wants to hibernate for a while. Don't worry, partners, we'll see you in Spring.

12. Your choice to feed your baby whatever way works for you two.

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13. And being totally obsessed with your little cutie and making sure everyone knows it.

If people are tired of hearing about your baby's day-to-day milestones, they should unfollow his social media account, duh!
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If people are tired of hearing about your baby's day-to-day milestones, they should unfollow his social media account, duh!

14. Not taking advice you didn't ask for...and maybe some of the advice you did.

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15. Wanting to stay home with your baby all day and night.

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16. Or itching to get back to work.

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17. And not knowing what the hell you're doing.

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Believe me, nobody does! There's no amount of books that can prepare you for motherhood. Our ancestors had far fewer resources, and they totally rocked it. And you will, too.

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