First Time Mommies

Tanya - posted on 04/12/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )




Hi My Daughter Is Almost 6 Weeks Old Now And I Love Her To Death But How In The World Do U Make It Thru The Newborn Stage? I Cant Decide If I Am Just Overly Tired Or Struggling With Alittle Bit Of PPD. My Husband Works Full Time So I Get Up And Do All Her Night Feedings. Most Nights And Even Some Days It Seems Like All I Can Do Is Cry, Any Advise And Prayers Would Be GreatlyAappreciated. Thanks


Sarah - posted on 04/12/2013




It does get better. Just take it one day at a time. Allow yourself to rest when she does. I know that is sometimes not very long, but it does help. Also if it is nice where you live try to get outside each day. That fresh air does amazing things for your spirit. Also good for the baby :). Go for a walk around the block. I would do either my front carrier as sometimes my daughter would do better if she was close to me versus being in the stroller. If it is not nice where you live right now try getting out and going somewhere (the mall, target, a friends house, etc.) Just getting out of the house helps.

What may also be nice is to find a group of moms that meets regularly with kids similar ages. Sometimes just being able to talk to someone who is going through the same thing you are and validating your feelings/emotions means the world. Sometimes we put so much pressure on ourselves to do everything right and perfect and we feel like everyone else has it figured out then we must be failing. It is SO nice to hear that others are right there with you feeling the same things. And I don't think that feeling every changes......when the baby is 2 yrs old it is nice to know that your child is not the only child that has a melt down in the middle of the store, same at 16 yrs when they get their license and ask to go out with their boyfriend/girlfriend, and when they are 18 yrs old and graduating high school and you think they are still too young to go off to college on their own.

Crystal - posted on 04/12/2013




take one dy at a time! and if you are having certain feelings talk them out dont hide them. its ok to let your baby cry with you in another room if you need some time away. take at least one nap a day. i couldnt breastfeed so i would sip some wine to relax sometimes when my husband was home. dont be afraid ask for help when you need it.


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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/12/2013




One day at a time. Find yourself some quiet time, whether thats when she's napping, or after daddy gets home.

My hubby worked out of town when our first was born, was gone from 5 am to 8 pm every day. But as soon as he got out of his work duds, he'd take the boy so I could have an hour to myself (of course that was fixing dinner, but hey, I wasn't doing it with a baby sling!)

Once you find a routine, you'll feel saner.

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