10 Times Having A Baby Got Me What I Wanted

How could you say no to this cute face?

Sometimes having a baby is a lot of work.  Babies have a lot of needs that need to be met and babies want something they want it right now.

But…on the flip side of things, there are some instances when having a baby can work in your favor.  Actually, there are even times when a baby can get you exactly what you want.

Here are 10 examples of situations where my baby got me what I wanted…


  • #1… 1 of 10
    When bed time just so happens to "interfere" with me cooking dinner.
  • #2… 2 of 10
    When I convinced my husband I needed a "mom car" since I was going to be a mom now.
  • #3… 3 of 10
    When I got my mom to go buy diapers for Fern, because we ran out and it was "an emergency".
  • #4… 4 of 10
    When the line at the grocery store is long and people let me cut ahead of them because my baby is screaming.
  • #5… 5 of 10
    When I didn't want to go camping and blamed it on Baby's nap schedule.
  • #6… 6 of 10
    When I got my husband to brush and de-fur our shedding German Shepherd so that Fern wouldn't "get mouthfuls of dog hair" during tummy time.
  • #7… 7 of 10
    When I finagle a foot rub out of my husband after a long day of mommy tasks.
  • #8… 8 of 10
    When I don't feel like cooking and I convince the husband that a rough day of no naps is most certainly good cause for ordering take out.
  • #9… 9 of 10
    When I wanted to buy new clothes and got them because I needed them for nursing our baby.
  • #10… 10 of 10
    When our friends come over to our house, because of Fern's early bed time and we don't have to leave our couches.

Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook, or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble.

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