You might have a new baby if:
- Every room has decorative accents of burp cloths, diaper supplies, and pacifiers.
- Conversations are held in whispers and gestures.
- Time becomes “a day without a night and a night without a day.”
Or, if you’d rather, “a hard day’s night.”
- Random baby items like socks or Onesies show up in every load of laundry. They’re not always ones you recognize.
- You call everyone in the family “You” or the baby’s name. Sex doesn’t matter.
- Sex doesn’t matter.
- While you’ve worn the same pair of pants for days, the baby ends up ‘wearing’ whatever looks passable by bedtime.
- Dinner is now served to the hit song “It’s My Evening and I’ll Cry if I Want To.”
- Holding the baby becomes both a reward and a threat.
- Everyone’s voice has become higher-pitched, and their words end with “ootchie.”
- No one seems to mind any of this
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