Grab The Baby-Rearing Manual From The Hospital
Sometimes it can be overwhelming and maybe even annoying all the attention you and baby will get when you bring a new human being into the world. Everybody wants to come over and google the baby: it can be the last thing you want when you’re exhausted. If visitors get to overwhelming its oaky to not answer the phone or door, maybe even turn all those visitors into something positive and let them hold the baby while you take a nap or shower. Also, accepting their help will be a godsend. So let people help you clean your house and give you mini breaks. It’s not fair that friends and family only get to enjoy all the fun parts of having a new baby in the family without sharing in some of the responsibility.
You’ll Cry Over Everything For The First Couple Of Weeks
At your baby shower, your friends will offer to help you in any way they can but sometimes being a new mommy can feel lonely especially in the middle of the night or even the middle of the day when all your friends have full time day jobs. Friends have good intentions and mean well with all the promises to be there for you but the reality is somewhat different. Promises made at the beginning of a pregnancy are very rarely kept in the first few months. Just remember to bluntly ask for help when ever you need it. Schedule a time that works for you and your friend to come help out with the baby. Accept help when ever offered to take some of the stress off for a moment. Don’t be too proud to let someone takeover the household responsibilities. Having a baby is hard and expensive and its not all sunshine and rainbows but If you go about it with an open mind, low expectations and some some planning to set yourself up for success it can be one of the best experiences of your life.