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Sarah - posted on 09/20/2015
You sweat, a lot at first. Don't be afraid to say no to visitors, even if you have to tape a sign on the door saying "sorry we are sleeping" don't be afraid to say yes to anyone who offers to help! Fold laundry, do dishes, even hold crying baby while you catch a 20 minute nap. Breastfeeding can be hard, really hard, but you can do it if you stick to it and ask another breastfeeding pro for help. Ponytails will feel like high fashion, clean socks will feel like a new wardrobe and you are gonna love it all!
Tiscareno92805 - posted on 10/03/2015
First of all remember that with all the research you do no matter what you're always never preparedfor newborn baby. There's going to be times when you just want to give up because you're going to be so tired and you're going to want to just sleep so I suggest you get as much help as you can.but trust me you will overcome all of the negative feelings every time you see your Babys smile . OK so invest in buying a bottle holder because I still don't have one and I'm going to get one soon my son is already four months and it's impossible to do anything Assuming he's going to need something to soothe him when you're not able to hold him get a swing and finally just try not to be perfect because no one is and your baby will be fine as long as you give him all the love you have so good luck and congratsbe oh from all of the exhaustion of keeping up with this little one I suggest you buy lots of snacks healthy snacks so you don't gain weight and and sleep when they sleep
Sara - posted on 09/17/2015
OMG! Invest in some fashionable pyjamas! People are going to come to visit and, more often than not, you're going to be in your pyjamas because you didn't get to sleep until 10:00 AM!
Also, there is no such thing as too many pictures and videos of your new little baby.
Sofia - posted on 09/17/2015
Every child is different, in my case and THANKS GOD my child did sleep all night :)! But some things you should know is that when your little angel arrive your world is going to change in a second. Your going to experiment the love that only mothers feel and how you can love someone more than yourself and more than everything! Something funny! your not going to have a bathroom alone time!
Michelle - posted on 09/12/2015
The reason I couldn't say exactly what it will be like is because every baby is different. No one knows what your experience of Motherhood will be. All I will say is be open minded and try different ways to do things. A lot of 1st time Mothers have a set way in their minds on how everything will go and the baby has a different opinion!!
You will learn by making mistakes (we all have) but they don't come out with an instruction manual so we have to learn as we go.
Jamie - posted on 03/24/2016
If I'm not too late here is a healthcare resource that you'll love when your sweet little one is here... Doctors who do house calls but don't charge any extra for it - they take insurance so it's the same as when you go in... So convenient I can't even tell you! I'm always a worrier when there's a cry and even the slightest temp (which my husband will always argue! haha). Anyway, www.getheal.com is great!
Sarah - posted on 09/21/2015
I have one more piece of advice. Get someone (MIL perhaps) to clean out your fridge and freezer and restock it with easy to prepare meals. Leave plenty of room for the dinners that your friends will hopefully drop off! Also if they bring it in a returnable dish, do NOT feel badly if it take you six months to return said dish. I suppose these aren't things to expect, but as a mother of four I turn to the practical! Teach your hubby how run the washer, dishwasher and how to empty both as well. As Sara W suggested some nice PJs, I am on board with that, or a nice robe. Dry shampoo may come in handy too!
Michelle - posted on 09/12/2015
Sleepless nights, not being able to shower some days, staying in your pyjamas all day, eating on the run and not regularly and wondering where the housework fairy has gone.
You will also experience the most intense love for another person you have ever felt, you will vow to protect this little screaming bundle with your life if needed and will put him/her before everything else in your life.
Motherhood is full of ups and downs but when you look back, you wouldn't change it for the world.
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