**Long Post Alert**
As I write this post, it’s 2am and I am sitting with a bottle in my hand, hoping my baby girl, little Miss K finishes it so we can both go back to sleep. Ofcourse I went back to bed once she decided that she had drank how much ever she wanted to, and finished writing this post over multiple such night feeds.
The idea of this post came to me when a friend who is currently pregnant read my precious maternity / baby related posts and asked me to share my experiences with a new born.
My first thought was – what should I write and how should I approach it? Experience with a new born differs not only baby to baby, but also parents to parents, and also the same set of parents have a totally different experience with their other baby, it isn’t something that is standard across the board.
Then I thought I’d share my general experiences and let the reader decide whether or not some or any of it applies to them, so here goes!
– NO SLEEP for the 1st 2 months
– You’ll change more diapers than you care to count
– Breastfeeding or Formula: Really depends on your baby and the situation
– It’s all about the baby!! Shopping, home improvement, FaceTime with family, your routine, everything!!!!
– Sleep when the baby sleeps works only so much!
– Get your stuff done when the baby sleeps
– Laundry is a never ending chore, make friends with it
– White noise machine is your best friend
– And so is a Baby Monitor
– Involve your partner
– Don’t hesitate to ask for help
– You will lean over the crib to make sure your baby is ok and breathing just fine and that’s absolutely ok, you aren’t going cray cray
– You will miss your me time
– You will cry
– You will be overwhelmed
– You’ll be an emotional wreck right after delivery thanks to those hormones and this newly found over flowing love you have for your baby
– You will be over-protective like a Mama Bear
– You’ll fall even more in love with your partner
– Showers are over rated!! LOL!! No but really!
– You’ll make peace with weird schedules
– Don’t forget to make time for you and your partner
– You’ll read more product reviews than you care to admit
– Amazon will be your best friend and that Prime membership, totally worth it
– Friends with kids the same age as yours will be easier to hang out with
– Some of your friends will suddenly fall off the face of the earth
– Learn to say no to and recognize fake friends
– Do what’s best for your little family
– You’ll enjoy some alone time after a night feed and sometimes no matter how sleepy you are, you’ll want to chill for a little bit
– Social media will be your best friend and worst enemy too, all at the same time
– A clock in your bedroom is a must
– You’ll be paranoid about germs and how to shelter your child from any and all possible sickness
– You’ll have a new found respect for your mom
And lastly, but definitely not the least:
– Being a mommy will come to you naturally!!!
So on 19th February 2018, our little miss sunshine turned 6 months old and here are some pix of my 6 month old princess…
Hope this post was helpful and motivating for you new mommies. Until next time, ciao!