Why Having A Baby Sucks

Why Having A Baby Sucks

It’s not what you think. Maybe you’ve heard of the dangers of diapers or the scary tales of spit-up. In reality, the diapers and spit-up aren’t that bad. Let me tell you the actual reasons why having a baby sucks.

You have to stop being so selfish.

When you have a baby, you can no longer be as selfish with your time, your money, your sleep, and many other aspects of your life.  You have to focus on someone other than yourself. You start taking care of someone else’s needs and making their needs a priority over your own. So having a baby forces you to be a little more selfless. Is that really a bad thing?

A baby consumes your mind.

Whether you like it or not, once you have a baby, a large majority of the thoughts you have will become baby-related. Your mind will be consumed with thinking about that baby’s needs and how to best care for them. You will find your brain obsessing about your baby’s first steps or their first words. Celebrating the small things. Does that really sound like it sucks?

You have to give up your time.

We all have so many things demanding our attention. Raising a child is going to take a lot of your time. It’s a 24/7 type of job that you never clock-out of. But it is the most worthwhile job position you will ever hold. Giving time to something worthwhile. That sounds like a good thing, doesn’t it?

A baby expects a lot from you.

Food, clothes, a place to live. Babies are pretty cute, but they are also pretty demanding. You are expected to be responsible and caring. You are expected to be there for them. And they demand the best from you. Working to be your best self. That sounds like a good habit to get into, right?

You have to give up your heart.

When you have a baby, you are basically signing up to allow your heart to be stolen. You will have no control over how your heart melts when they smile at you. You will be surprised how your capacity to love increases exponentially after you have a child. Giving your heart up for a bundle of joy. Does that really sound so bad?

Every reason I listed for why having a baby sucks is actually a reason why having a baby rocks. The snuggles, the hugs and kisses, the smiles, the joy they bring. The list is endless. Learning to be more selfless, celebrating the small things, giving your time to something worthwhile, working to be your best self, and giving your heart up for a bundle of joy are just a few of the reasons that having a baby is the most wonderful thing you can ever experience.

What are some other reasons that having a baby rocks?

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