I’m jumping right in. Follow close!
- Birthing the Baby is Painful — FALSE!
Funny enough, my wife went through almost every scenario in the birthing process. We attempted Hypnobirthing but as her dilation stalled, we tried every solution: pacing the halls, multiple position changes, manually breaking her water, birthing ball bouncing, Pitocin drip, epidural (I guess we are NOT a Hypnobirthing family) and after 20 hours, a C section. See? No pain.
- You Will Never Sleep A Full Night Again — FALSE!
Okay fine, true.
- Babies Cost a Lot of Money — FALSE!
I had always thought this one to be true. But come to find out, making a baby is free! All you need is about 5* minutes and a suitable mate.*times may vary
- Baby Will Take Up Your Free Time — FALSE!
Baby will actually devour your free time and then scream for more. Yet, this was probably the most eye opening part of becoming a parent. My wife and I will look at each other and say “What the hell did we do with our lives before?”. The answer? A whole lot of nothing. With baby in tow, when you have free time, every minute will be spent squeezing out the good stuff.
- Changing a Diaper is Horrifying — FALSE!
My wife tells me it’s not that bad. Having never actually changed one, I can’t say. Seems false though.
- Your Marriage/Relationship Will Suffer — FALSE!
This, my friends, is the biggest lie of them all.
When the baby finally came, I anticipated that I would have to take the love I had for my wife and split it down the middle so that I’d have enough for both. However, in the instant I saw my daughters face, my capacity to love multiplied. There are no words to explain the sensation. In that moment, I grew more as a person that at any other point in my life. Suddenly, the most important thing in the world to me was to love the small bundle in my arms.
I consider myself a pretty decent human. But having a child motivated me to be so much more.
In fact, if you are reading this and consider yourself a halfway decent human also, all of the above myths can be discarded in one fell swoop.
When you look into your newborn’s eyes, you won’t care about anything else.
7 thoughts on “6 Reasons Not to Have a Baby – Debunked!”
Beautiful baby, beautiful post!
Thanks momshieb! Glad you enjoyed it.
An awesome Read….and of course really beautiful baby you have with pretty eyes…!! Lots of Love to her.
Thank you so much!
Dude you need to change a diaper today. Seriously, why haven’t you?
great post. beautiful baby. God Bless.
Awww. so sweet. And you’re exactly right. You can’t remember what you thought was so important before. Enjoy your beautiful child!!