When you first found out that your due date was around the holidays, you probably envisioned snuggling by the Christmas tree with your new little bundle. While we all have have cozy and festive hopeful visions of what the holidays are going to be like with new babies, most of us get a reality check at some point during the holiday season. If you're feeling like the holidays are just a little different this time around, we've rounded up nine holiday memes for new moms to show you that you aren't alone.
Holidays as a new mom often involve a good dose of forced festive spirit — or maybe forcing the festive spirit on your little one or your partner. My first Christmas as new mom was complete with snapping at my husband to change his outfit while I tried to squeeze my wiggling 2-month-old into a pair of tights, which was all followed quickly by a total meltdown (for both of us), and me feeling like a terrible mother. If I had known of these memes, I might not have felt like the only new mom subjecting her tiny baby to over-the-top doses of "holiday cheer." Actually, probably not.
The holidays as a new mom are full of expectations of pretty photos and cozy moments, but one of the best things you can do is take a break to laugh at a few memes before making another attempt at getting your infant into that ridiculous festive outfit.