Why am I so anxious?!

Natalie - posted on 09/30/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hello Mommas, I need your advice! I am a first time mom to a beautiful and healthy 11 week old baby boy. Ever since we brought him home from the hospital i have been so anxious. When i first came home, i truly had the baby blues. - still believe i do to some extent but believe it's mostly anxiety. I will not be going back to work, and will be staying home with the baby. I think my anxiety stems from "i didn't think it would be this hard." I'm always so concerned that i'm not doing everything right. I'm worried about a schedule, and when he is supposed to sleep. I'm worried about when he goes any where if he will be thrown off his schedule - will he not be happy? I'm even more worried about taking him in public alone, i'm so just so afraid that i won't be able to console him the right way if i am in that location. i'm anxious about him getting over stimulated, because he does a lot and becomes almost helpless to calm down. This makes it so i am just worried if we are around any friends and family, that they MIGHT overstimulate him.Momma's, please help me out here. I just want to be the best version of myself that i can be, for my child and husband. Any tips and tricks?


Sarah - posted on 09/30/2015




I think this is very, very normal. I would pump obsessively so I would not have to breast feed in public when i had my first. When we went out it, we almost needed a moving van because I thought we needed so much stuff. How to fix it? I am not sure....If you are nursing, then the only things you need when you leave the house are; diapers, a change of clothing, wipes and your breasts. Same if you are bottle feeding, just bring the formula. Baby may cry, you can handle it. Tell yourself you can always go home. Three months is a bit early for a schedule but you are going to be surprised to see him settle himself into a pattern very soon! Babies are very resilient and can handle lots of mistakes, so don't sweat the small stuff. Ask yourself; what does he really need? Food, diapers, wipes or a sink to rinse his bum, and a change of clothes (just in case) You already are the best you can be, now enjoy your baby!

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