8 Signs You’re A New Mom

Signs you’re a new mom – we all know them. Attempts at trying to reclaim your former life might prove to be ineffective, changes are to be expected. What’s the famous line, “change is good” or no, maybe it’s “don’t ever change” – either way, there are a number of telltale signs you’ve arrived at motherhood. Below are some of my favorites.

8 Signs You're a New Mom

1. The stroller has become an extension of your body. Walking with my car-sized stroller has improved my posture immensely, it somewhat hides my questionable clothing choice for the day, and it regularly saves me from tripping over uneven pavement. My doorman never recognizes me without a stroller and makes it a point to tell me each and every time. Who are you? 

2. The term “blowout” has taken on new meaning. Instead of running towards a “blowout” a.k.a. a huge sale, an end of the summer bash, or a killer hairstyle,  you’re running far, far, away.

3. Luke warm coffee is the new Pumpkin Spiced Latte. It’s hovering right between delicious hot coffee and refreshingly cold iced coffee – how has this not caught on at Starbucks? Oh, I know why – it doesn’t taste good.

4. A solo grocery shopping trip now feels like a two week European vacation. A casual stroll towards the store, a stop for a coffee, and then it’s just me and my vegetables. Ugh, the lines were just atrocious {insert evil/michevious smirk}

5. Showering is a privilege, not a right.  Fight-for-your-right-to-showwweerr.

6. You’re a VIP customer of Amazon Prime and Diapers.com. Is there anything you can’t get between these two sites?

7. You’re carrying a diaper bag even if you’re not.  In my non-diaper bag I carry diapers, wipes, board books, a sippy cup, a toy iPhone, my wallet, a real iPhone, and lipgloss – but it’s not a diaper bag. I’m a cool mom. 

8. Dinner with your spouse now has a name. When did “Date Night” become a thing? I’m inclined to believe this was fabricated by Hallmark and I’m boycotting the name – I’m going to dinner with my husband. No, it’s not date night. 

What are your favorite “I know I’m officially a mom when…” moments? 



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4 Responses to 8 Signs You’re A New Mom

  1. Anuja De Silva October 8, 2014 at 12:51 pm #

    This is hilarious Anna! And so very true.

    • Anna Julien October 20, 2014 at 8:06 am #

      Thank you, Anuja! 🙂

  2. Sessa Daily October 16, 2014 at 8:57 am #

    Haha love this! Found you via the BYW blog roll and love your site. My way of knowing I’m a new mom is that I find myself rocking while standing/sitting and I’m not evening holding the baby! It’s just second nature to me now at this point…

    • Anna Julien October 20, 2014 at 8:06 am #

      Sessa, thank you so much for visiting. I need to check out your site! I completely agree about the swaying – I do it all the time!

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