10 Signs You Are a First Time Mom

Do you ever catch yourself doing something and think, wow – I’m going to look  back at this moment later down the road and laugh about it. I find myself thinking this a  lot as a first time mom (we are a crazy bunch), so I’ve compiled a list of 10 tell-tale signs that you are truly a first time mom.

 You Know You’re a First Time Mom When…

  1. You stick your finger under your baby’s nose while she’s napping to make sure she’s still breathing…on the regular.
  2. You’re an absolute freak about other people washing their hands before they even think twice about holding your baby. And I’m not talking about a “quick rinse” – I better see soap suds while you sing the alphabet to ensure there is not one single germ left.
  3. You have to download all of your photos (all of the baby) off of your phone and onto your computer at least once per month because you keep exceeding your phone’s storage limit. That moment when the “No more storage” message appears on your iPhone and you freak out because what if your baby does something cute between now and the download process? HOW WILL I CAPTURE THE MEMORIES???
  4. You cry with happiness the first time your baby laughs. OK, maybe this was just me…but it was just so darn cute!
  5. You document the most obscure milestones (i.e. She raised her right eyebrow for the first time on February 2, 2014 at 5:34PM)
  6. You Google every possible symptom your baby has and either feel relieved or even more terrified after reading the experiences from other moms with babies with the same symptoms in the Babcenter forum.
  7. You call the Pediatrician every other day with a new question, “just to be sure”. Nurse on the line: Oh hi, Blake’s mom…nice to talk to you AGAIN!
  8. On a Baby App or in a journal, you record every feeding, poop and pee, religiously!
  9. You celebrate her birthday every month by conducting your own photo shoot and then posting it to Instagram or Facebook where all of your friends and family wish her a “Happy x month birthday”! Thank you to everyone who wishes Blake a happy birthday every.single.month. You all are gems!
  10. You get together with friends (who also have children), and it’s like a study session – comparing notes on the latest baby developments, product must-haves and whose doctor told them what at the last check-up.

What else would you add to this list? Let me know in the comments below! :)

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20 thoughts on “10 Signs You Are a First Time Mom

    • I feel like I’ll be the same way – she’ll probably have MILLIONS of photos by the time she’s 5. :)

  1. Oh. My. Gosh. Kristen! This is my favorite post yet. So hilarious and oh-so-true!!! The first one had me dying laughing. Except I creep my whole head to his nose to hear the breathing haha! I have to think of some and share because these are so great!

  2. Oh my god, I love this!! I check to see if he’s breathing ALL the time!! Now that he’s 7 months, I’m a little less coocoo about the handwashing, though. But, I do do the montly photos…and love the praise :)

    • I feel myself not being so crazy about the hand washing now too – but ya, the checking the breathing thing will probably never stop. She’ll be 17 and I’ll be going in her room to make sure she’s OK! JK 😉

  3. I have to admit that I was like #2 for all my babies. I kept expecting to loosen up but it did not happen. And also #8 (but not poop) for 3 babies for 8 flipping months. Can you tell I might be a bit Type A?

    • haha I love it! Some of the apps they have now make it so easy to record everything. I use Baby Feed religiously and love it – makes me feel organized amongst the chaos 😉

  4. My daughter is almost 20 months (eek! How did that happen?!?) and I must say, the study sesh never seems to end…and that is a brilliant way to put it. My friend’s son is a day older than my daughter and we are constantly calling each other and comparing notes!

    • I feel like it’s so important to have a group of other moms with kids around the same age – it’s such a great resource! Looking forward to many more “study sessions” as she grows too. :)

  5. OMG! I have done them all. I feel bad, mostly with Pinky! And now that I have number 2, he doesn’t get most of this special attention. I love my babies, oh how I miss doing all these little things! Great job mama!

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