Do you want to know what life is like for a young mother? The "#thingsonlymomsknow" series, consisting of 12 illustrations designed by the Dutch Ingebritter Veld and Corinne de Vries for the Hippe-Geboortekaarties website, intends to represent the everyday life of motherhood, showing all the most significant moments before and after pregnancy: the painful ones , the funny ones and the tender ones.
1. RUN TO THE BATHROOM
MOMENTS WHEN YOU NEED TO RUN TO THE BATHROOM
- "Where do you go?" "To sleep in the bathroom"
- "So this is our new home" "Yes ... but ... where is the bathroom?"
- "Faster!" "Oh is that the baby?" "No, I have to go to the bathroom"
2. PREGNANT SLEEP
HOW (NOT) TO SLEEP WHILE YOU ARE PREGNANT
"Goodbye to sleep on your stomach" ...
"Goodbye to 'rolling over' in bed in peace" ...
"Goodbye to sleep on your back" ...
You will need pillows ... LOTS of PILLOWS
3. EASY PLANTING IN PREGNANCY
Expectant mothers cry ... for every little thing.
"Ooh baby's feet" / "Ooh it's so small ..." / "Ooh it's so small ..." / "Ooh the pants are tight ..." /
4. THINGS YOU ARE ASHAMED FOR
THINGS YOU ARE SCARED OF .... (but about to happen)
"Tell me it wasn't me ..."
"You just gave birth to a ... er"
"You will be happy with these huge ABSORBENTS during maternity ..."
"The Moment When Your Infant Becomes a Bloodthirsty Monster"
5. THINGS THAT MAKE YOU CREEP
THINGS THAT MAKE YOU CRUSH (when pregnant and after)
2. The rude observers
"Are your breasts bigger?" / "Are you expecting twins?"
3. The controllers of the body
"How are you?" "Talk to my face!"
4. Persistent guests
6. DISGUSTING THINGS YOU DO WHEN BECOMING A MOTHER
DISGUSTING THINGS YOU DO when you become a mom
1. Pee on the stick.
2. Smelling someone's butt ...
3. Praise a loud noise.
4. Do selfy.
5. Receiving pee in the face.
7. POST PART
POST-PARTY. Horror stories in one word
3. Sit down.
8. FIRST TIMES
FIRST MEMORABLE TIMES
1. Leakage from the diaper.
2. Stay out.
9. 'TRAITOR' BREAST
You know you are a nursing mom when ...
1. You touch yourself to feel which boob goes first.
2. Your breasts kick in automatically.
3. "You dropped some dear tea." / "He's coming out ... oh my god!"
4. "You have breasts out and you haven't noticed yet."
10. THE 'VOMIT'
How to check if you are really in the middle of motherhood ...
Before maternity you ran away from vomiting ...
But now that you are a mother it's different ...
And you start to make distinctions ...
"Should I change this shirt?"
And you realize that everything is relative
"Not in the bed!"
11. 'PULLING THE MILK'
Seriously, you deserve an award!
"Come on, left boob! Why are you producing less and less?"
"You feel like you're competing with Bella, the cow"
"When you buy everything you need except batteries"
"I defrosted it in case the child wanted more"
It's as if your grandmother's gold jewelry is being thrown at you.
12. EXPAND AND DEFLATE
EXPAND AND DEFLATE
"Pregnant" means that you will expand ...
First the breasts, then the belly, then the hair
And after delivery you will deflate again ...
First the belly, then the hair and once you stop breastfeeding ...
But there is a part of you that you will always have bigger than before ...
(The cartoons have been published with the author's consent)