I should start by saying that I have never “Googled “(somehow this has become a verb in the past decade) so much since becoming pregnant and then a mother.
It started out so innocently with, “Can I drink coffee while pregnant?”. Then it turned into more serious searches like. “Do I have listeria?” “What are the long-term effects of ultrasounds?” and so on and so forth. Needless to say, pregnancy sent me into a continuously anxious state that I have yet to return from.
There are a few things; however, that I never imagined I would be researching. Here are my top five craziest Google searches:
- IS IT POSSIBLE TO DIE FROM SLEEP DEPRIVATION?
I honestly looked this up. The answer is YES. You can. The human body can only survive about 11 days with no sleep. If you read my first post, you would know this search was unfortunately not a joke. I wake up most mornings and my first few thoughts are: “How many hours of sleep did I get last night?” “I will for sure go to bed earlier tonight” “Do I have enough energy to “Mom” today?” “Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee.
- HOW TO CURE INSOMNIA
One would speculate from the drastic amount of sleep deprivation a mom experiences that she would be able to sleep on a dime any chance she got, right? Wrong. I went from being the BEST sleeper to the WORST. I cannot fall asleep anymore. I cannot nap anymore. It is torture.
- WATCH ME NAE NAE
Sometimes you have to let loose and dance! In my next life I will come back as a professional hip hop dancer. Much to my husband and baby’s delight, I tried to teach myself how to “Nae Nae” through a YouTube tutorial. You’re welcome, guys.
- CAN I GIVE MY BABY CHIA SEEDS?
I don’t know if I’ve ever even had a chia seed in my whole life. Why would I give some to my baby?
Poop. Poop. More poop. Yes, I definitely click on the “image” button because I need to compare my baby’s poop to Google’s poop.
There you have it. I’m a tired, anxious, wannabe hip-hop dancer Mama who is poop savvy.