Motherhood fills you up and drains you. The days feel both long and short at the same time. And, you realize very quickly that the small, seemingly insignificant moments are what makes life beautiful. 

And every new mother will realize all too quickly that life after having children shifts into hyperspeed, and it will never be the same. 

Fit Pregnancy has compiled a list of 10 things that every new mom needs to know about the days ahead. 

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1. The adage "the days are long and the years are short" is absolutely, painfully true. 

2. Don't be afraid to ignore advice.

3. You can worry about the weight later.

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Read more at Fit Pregnancy.

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Elizabeth Vale

Elizabeth Vale is a freelance writer and editor. Her work has been featured at The Palm Beach Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Rare, AOL and The Redbud Post. Although she is a proud native Texan, Elizabeth now lives in South Florida with her husband and four children. If she isn’t writing, you can find her drinking an endless glass of iced coffee, reading a book or taking a road trip with her whole family in tow.

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