Tips for New Mothers

Have you recently brought your new bundle of joy home from the hospital?  It’s an exciting time and a stressful time.  So much preparation and anxiety throughout the pregnancy, the day has finally arrived.  Take these suggestions from the experts to ensure your first months with your precious new bundle of joy gets off to a great start. First, give yourself a break. You’ve endured a long, and quite possibly, uncomfortable pregnancy.  Giving birth and staying in the hospital is an arduous undertaking.

Having prepared the nursery prior to your due date, the home coming is no doubt filled with fatigue and anticipation.  Take it one day at a time. Enlist a close friend or family member to assist in limiting the number of visitors. This is a time for your new family to begin the bonding process.  Just getting enough sleep and a long shower is probably pretty high on your list after taking care of a new baby.  When generous souls offer help, by all means accept.  Also accept the reality that while you’re going to make mistakes, your baby is going to be just fine.  They’re learning a new rhythm outside the womb as well.

No doubt there are items that have been forgotten or need to be replenished in these early weeks of bringing hour baby home. Take advantage of the awesome savings offered by GROUPON and head to BABIESRUS to stock up on necessities.  If a friend or family member asks to run an errand, by all means accept their generosity. The intervals between feeding, napping and diaper change happen so quickly, that along with minimal sleep, contributes to the sense of fatigue for new mothers. A touch of melancholy is also very normal. Don’t be too hard on yourself.

Take this period one day at a time and enjoy every moment. Many exciting years lie ahead. These will seem like the longest days and shortest years.  Remind yourself to stay in the moment. Best of luck to you, your new bundle of joy and your new family!

 

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