This New Mom’s “Hack” For Keeping Her Husband Awake Involves a Nerf Gun and a Sense of Humor

Bayo Ajibola

Listen, people: violence is never the answer, but if you’re a new mom and a baby has just come out of your body, you’re still in the hospital, and your partner can’t find a way to stay awake with you and the baby, a Nerf gun might just be your answer. Samantha Mravik-Miller, who welcomed a baby boy in December with her husband, shared the new mom hack on Facebook with a photo of her hand holding an orange Nerf gun. “Mom hack level 1,0000,” she captioned the image. “Worried about the nights in the hospital with your new born & dad sleeping? Well… then don’t forget one of these in your hospital bag.”

You heard her, folks! Better to be safe than sorry when packing your hospital bag, no?

  • Samantha Mravik-Miller shared her hack on Facebook last month, where it was shared by thousands.
  • The mom of three, who lives in Wisconsin, penned the Facebook post on December 15, writing that her latest trick has helped her finally achieve “Mom hack level 1,0000.””Worried about the nights in the hospital with your newborn and dad sleeping?” she wrote. “Well … then don’t forget one of these in your hospital bag.”In the accompanying photo, she can be seen holding up a bright orange Nerf gun, aimed right at her sleeping husband, who had fallen asleep in the delivery room.
  • Samantha says she came up with the trick after learning the hard way from an earlier experience.Samantha Mravik-MillerSamantha tells CafeMom that when she had her now 6-year-old son Chase, her husband slept through the baby’s cries every night in the hospital. Even now, Samantha can remember pretty clearly how much she needed help. “[Chase] was really fussy after his birth because he breathed in the meconium from having a bowel movement before birth,” she explains.
Samantha Mravik-Miller

Samantha tells CafeMom that when she had her now 6-year-old son Chase, her husband slept through the baby’s cries every night in the hospital. Even now, Samantha can remember pretty clearly how much she needed help. 

“[Chase] was really fussy after his birth because he breathed in the meconium from having a bowel movement before birth,” she explains.

  • It didn’t take Samantha long to “improvise” a little.Samantha Mravik-Miller”I remember having been on oxygen, I had no voice. My call button was out of reach,” she shares. At the time, she didn’t have a Nerf gun on hand, so she used what she had available.”I resorted to throwing a water bottle at him to get his help,” she admits, “and I missed.”
  • When it came to the birth of her youngest child, Samantha says she made sure she didn’t miss.Samantha Mravik-MillerWhile preparing for her child Laeghan, who was born December 12, Samantha knew what to expect.”This time I had to have a C-section, so I knew I was going to be less mobile than the last time,” she says. “I thought Heck no, and with the 400 Nerf guns we have and being an all-boy mom, I have some good aim.”

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