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15 Small Things Which Make New Moms Smile

15 Small Things Which Make New Moms Smile

Being a new mom comes with its reward and challenges. You must have waited in yearning and enthusiasm for your baby to be born, and now that he is here you can be relieved and enjoy many moments. These moments make you smile and can only be cherished. Truthfully only new moms can understand and smile at these small things.

1. You will be proud of every ounce your baby gains

You are interested in your baby’s growth. And such growth could be factored in how your baby adds up more weight.

2. You will be amazed at how your baby sleeps peacefully at night

Whatever difficult period you have passed through during childbirth or even when you are having a difficult day, you will smile and be satisfied at seeing your baby sleeping peacefully at night.

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3. You will love to see how your husband check up on your baby

Every day you start getting used to the sight of seeing your husband coming home from work, and while he checks on the baby, he accidentally wakes him/her up.

4. You are concerned about your baby’s hair growth

You have a feeling of joy when you start noticing that your baby’s bald spot is finally filling in. You start wondering what you will have to do about their mullet.

5. You have a special photo of your baby

You quickly have a photo of your baby and have the photo in somewhere noticeable like on top of your wedding photo or in your wallet.

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6. You will love to see your baby’s first dance

You will crack up when you see your baby make that first dancing move. You will love to see that moment over and over again.

7. You will love to see and capture that emotional moment of your partner carrying your baby

You will feel accomplished as you find your partner take your baby as his for the first time. The feeling that you have contributed to his happiness makes you smile.

8. You will cherish moment alone

While you have some freedom to empty the dishwasher and to do the dishes you can smile as your baby holds his morning bottle to himself.

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9. You cherish when you hear your child utter his first word

Although you may be envious if your sweetie’s first word is “Da-Da”, it will still make you smile all the same. By the way “Da-Da” is easier to pronounce.

10. You will cherish every present given to you

You will be happy to cherish anyone who gives you a toy without lights, noise and batteries. You would love gifts, but you would appreciate those gifts that do not cause disturbances or more noise.

11. You will find other parents going through the same phase as you

Having your kids playing with other kids and adjusting just fine makes you want to repeat the process over and over again. You will look for other parents who have new-born babies.

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12. You love taking your shower

You cherish every moment in the bath. It is now a necessity and a moment of pleasure rather than a luxury.

13. You feel accomplished at getting into your pre-pregnancy clothes

You have a feeling of victory that you can finally fit into your former clothes; it is more like an accomplishment and a reward for getting back into shape.

14. You can take some alcohol after waiting for nine months

You have pure joy to signal your first glass of wine after waiting for nine LONG months in sobriety.

15. You are proud of making another human being

Every time your baby is in your hand you feel glad that you have contributed to humanity. Within you there is some sort of accomplishment that cannot be equated to anything in the world.

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Last Updated on August 6, 2020

6 Reasons Why You Should Think Before You Speak

6 Reasons Why You Should Think Before You Speak

We’ve all done it. That moment when a series of words slithers from your mouth and the instant regret manifests through blushing and profuse apologies. If you could just think before you speak! It doesn’t have to be like this, and with a bit of practice, it’s actually quite easy to prevent.

“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” – Napolean Hill

Are we speaking the same language?

My mum recently left me a note thanking me for looking after her dog. She’d signed it with “LOL.” In my world, this means “laugh out loud,” and in her world it means “lots of love.” My kids tell me things are “sick” when they’re good, and ”manck” when they’re bad (when I say “bad,” I don’t mean good!). It’s amazing that we manage to communicate at all.

When speaking, we tend to color our language with words and phrases that have become personal to us, things we’ve picked up from our friends, families and even memes from the internet. These colloquialisms become normal, and we expect the listener (or reader) to understand “what we mean.” If you really want the listener to understand your meaning, try to use words and phrases that they might use.

Am I being lazy?

When you’ve been in a relationship for a while, a strange metamorphosis takes place. People tend to become lazier in the way that they communicate with each other, with less thought for the feelings of their partner. There’s no malice intended; we just reach a “comfort zone” and know that our partners “know what we mean.”

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Here’s an exchange from Psychology Today to demonstrate what I mean:

Early in the relationship:

“Honey, I don’t want you to take this wrong, but I’m noticing that your hair is getting a little thin on top. I know guys are sensitive about losing their hair, but I don’t want someone else to embarrass you without your expecting it.”

When the relationship is established:

“Did you know that you’re losing a lot of hair on the back of your head? You’re combing it funny and it doesn’t help. Wear a baseball cap or something if you feel weird about it. Lots of guys get thin on top. It’s no big deal.”

It’s pretty clear which of these statements is more empathetic and more likely to be received well. Recognizing when we do this can be tricky, but with a little practice it becomes easy.

Have I actually got anything to say?

When I was a kid, my gran used to say to me that if I didn’t have anything good to say, I shouldn’t say anything at all. My gran couldn’t stand gossip, so this makes total sense, but you can take this statement a little further and modify it: “If you don’t have anything to say, then don’t say anything at all.”

A lot of the time, people speak to fill “uncomfortable silences,” or because they believe that saying something, anything, is better than staying quiet. It can even be a cause of anxiety for some people.

When somebody else is speaking, listen. Don’t wait to speak. Listen. Actually hear what that person is saying, think about it, and respond if necessary.

Am I painting an accurate picture?

One of the most common forms of miscommunication is the lack of a “referential index,” a type of generalization that fails to refer to specific nouns. As an example, look at these two simple phrases: “Can you pass me that?” and “Pass me that thing over there!”. How often have you said something similar?

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How is the listener supposed to know what you mean? The person that you’re talking to will start to fill in the gaps with something that may very well be completely different to what you mean. You’re thinking “pass me the salt,” but you get passed the pepper. This can be infuriating for the listener, and more importantly, can create a lack of understanding and ultimately produce conflict.

Before you speak, try to label people, places and objects in a way that it is easy for any listeners to understand.

What words am I using?

It’s well known that our use of nouns and verbs (or lack of them) gives an insight into where we grew up, our education, our thoughts and our feelings.

Less well known is that the use of pronouns offers a critical insight into how we emotionally code our sentences. James Pennebaker’s research in the 1990’s concluded that function words are important keys to someone’s psychological state and reveal much more than content words do.

Starting a sentence with “I think…” demonstrates self-focus rather than empathy with the speaker, whereas asking the speaker to elaborate or quantify what they’re saying clearly shows that you’re listening and have respect even if you disagree.

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Is the map really the territory?

Before speaking, we sometimes construct a scenario that makes us act in a way that isn’t necessarily reflective of the actual situation.

A while ago, John promised to help me out in a big way with a project that I was working on. After an initial meeting and some big promises, we put together a plan and set off on its execution. A week or so went by, and I tried to get a hold of John to see how things were going. After voice mails and emails with no reply and general silence, I tried again a week later and still got no response.

I was frustrated and started to get more than a bit vexed. The project obviously meant more to me than it did to him, and I started to construct all manner of crazy scenarios. I finally got through to John and immediately started a mild rant about making promises you can’t keep. He stopped me in my tracks with the news that his brother had died. If I’d have just thought before I spoke…

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