1) It is possible to have a baby that will sleep in their crib and not have to be touching a person the whole time.
2) Even though you think nursing pads are not doing anything useful, they are in fact doing the very important job of preventing milk from leaking on your shirt. It is therefore not a good idea to forget them only 12 days after giving birth and then go out for the morning.
3) It is unusual that both your children will nap at the same time and therefore when they do you should savour every minute.
4) It is possible for a baby to feed, puke, feed, puke, feed, puke all day long and you can never have too many babygrows and muslin squares when you have a child that does this.
5) Health visitors have a knack of making you feel as if you are a rubbish parent even when your baby is putting on weight and sleeping soundly and your toddler is happily playing and chatting away in a very endearing way. However, midwives are fabulous, or at least all the ones I have dealt with have been.
6) Words with Friends is the perfect companion when you are feeding day or night. However, it is highly addictive and you may find yourself still playing even though the baby is fed, winded and fast asleep.
7) The worst thing you can say to a new mother who’s body is still recovering and is now making milk is that you are tired or that you need a nap.
8) Just as when you see your partner become a father and it makes you love him even more, when you see your first born become a loving and accepting big brother you find that it is possible to love him more.
9) When you have toddler and a baby everything you try to do takes eleventy seven times longer than you think it will
10) I should have got one child out of nappies before having another one.
Many thanks to Victoria who blogs her lists of things she has learnt this week as she travels the world with her family. As you can imagine her lists are more exotic but her pictures are not as cute.