When you’re pregnant everyone has advice for you. And you realize quickly that the wedding was simply just a pregame for the onslaught of strangers getting all up into your personal space, especially because this time around people get touchy.
Luckily, I have become accustomed to just nodding along and letting people say their piece because the one thing my wedding taught me is that people love to tell you their piece. Just like the bride version of myself the soon to be momma version is treading through family gatherings as cautiously as possible because one wrong word or look will make you a momzilla just as instantly as you became a bridezilla.
I will say that one of the most mind-boggling pieces of advice I’ve received so far is “Sleep now because you will never sleep when the baby gets here.”
First of all, that’s not how sleep works. When I’m rocking my newborn to sleep at 2 am, for the fourth time that night, my body isn’t gonna be like, “Oh boy, it’s a good thing you got those 3 extra hours of sleep two months ago.”
If the body could store up sleep that way nap time would be banned. Parents everywhere would start the #WakeTheFuckUp movement.
Sleep deprivation is a real thing when it comes to new parents. It comes with the territory and I do understand the whole “enjoy getting all that sleep now while you can,” concept I just don’t understand people who feel the need to tell you to immediately get some sleep now because later, you'll need it.
But maybe, that's just me.