We asked our mum friends what surprised them the most about motherhood. Here's what they had to say:
1.You'll get peed on. A lot.
2.While we're talking bodily fluids, getting vomited on will be a regular occurrence too.
3.Your house will (probably) never be clean again.
4.You could be surprised by how much love you have to give.
5.You get pretty good at problem-solving.
6.You'll feel overwhelmed at times, and that's perfectly OK.
7.And it might freak you out a little how perceptive your baby can be.
8.You can actually achieve a lot on very minimal sleep.
9.The dynamic of your relationship with your partner will change.
10.Trips to the supermarket become a race against the clock. Except instead of a clock, it's a crying baby.
11.Time will get away from you.
12.You accept that everything doesn't always go according to plan.
Just like all babies are unique, your experience as a mum will be too. Bupa is helping new parents get through postnatal depression with their Parent and Baby Wellbeing Program. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.