30+ realizations of My Fourth Trimester in GIFs.

Nafisa Hasan Basma
5 min readDec 2, 2020

Tell me a better way to express. I will wait.

This is me totally unware of the existence of “Fourth Trimester”!

I gave birth for the first time while the world was revolving with a pandemic. Which means restrictions, no help, insecurity, limited access, NO FAMILY around and so on. To keep my spirit up I avoided all the negative contents (Thank god!) And fast forward 3 months into that I can say WOMEN ARE INVINCIBLE. My newbie mom-brain has encountered thousands of experiences, here’s the prime ones. Enjoy!

  1. The pain heals. (Just hang in there)
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2. How many times can one wash their hands? Ask a mum.

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3. I realized I can do almost everything with only one hand.

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4. Hot Beverage is a dream.

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5. A good rocking chair is bae.

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6. Sleep is a luxury that I can’t afford right now.

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7. Nothing bothers the baby except when mom moves an inch.

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8. Breastfeeding is B.R.U.T.A.L.

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9. Oh I hate Colic!

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10. Burp..Burp..Burp….

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11. Not brushing teeth is normal.

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12. I lost my comb last month and I kind of don’t care.

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13. Shower time is set by alarms.

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14. Constipation sucks.

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15. My makeup is a lip balm.

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16. Baby wipe is a life savior.

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17. There’s an amazing tribe out there called “Parents”.

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18. I can feel my parents like never before.

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19. Sleep when the baby sleeps does not work, at least I couldn’t (Can’t)

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20. Why do I hear baby cries even when there isn’t any?

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21. You can never spoil a baby with love. Never.

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22. The pregnancy support groups are gems (Specially in a time like this!)

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23. Everything is a blur in the first few weeks.

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24. My search history got replaced by millions of baby questions.

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25. All hail minimalism.

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26. My partner is my bff.

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27. I let the house be messy while trying to be cosy. It’s hard in the beginning but rewarding as time passes by.

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28. baby vomits? not bothered at all.

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29. And when everyone has gone to sleep, it’s just me and my sleep thief in the corner. I keep reminding myself the days are longer and the years are short!

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30. Having loads of liquid helps.

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31. People who sent food are angels.

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32. Going out in the sunlight helps.

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33. Whispering in bed with partner is fun! (works as ASMR as well. Lol)

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34. I made a section in my closet called “Breastfeeding Friendly Dress”.

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35. Formula or breastfeed, it’s always your decision.

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36. It’s been a tough day but one smile of that little creature is enough to give hope to the power infinity.

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37. Self care is important. For you, for the baby, for the family.

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