Baby comes home after hospital-how to survive the newborn days

You can get advice about this from every mother on the planet, and a lot of it will be the same. You will lose sleep. You'll forget what hot food tastes like. You will go without a shower for a few days at a time.

But in return, you get the best gift imaginable. T here are no words to describe how in love with this baby you're going to be. It's a tough road, even with help.. but it is such a short time. Before you know it you'll be looking back on those first days wondering how you survived. Before you know it your little one will be sleeping through the night, and so will you!

Making some homemade frozen meals is a great idea so that you're not feeling guilty (or hungry!). A lot of people told me to accept help from people. That didn't work for me. Having people in the house made me feel like I should have been a better hostess, but I just didn't have the energy. So after a day or two of visitors I put a stop to it and let everyone know that we would be ready for visitors later. And that's another point. This time is so important for you to bond with your baby and you should never feel guilty about keeping him to yourself for a bit. Overall, just enjoy this time. It goes by so fast.

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I think that us mama's know how excited everyone is to see baby and we tend to feel bad when we don't let the whole town in for a big party. 2 weeks after I had him, his sisters and families were up visiting for Christmas and I STILL wasn't up for it.. but we all went to the grandparents house because I knew it would be a while before they got a chance to see him. I totally agree with the flow of things.
    Homemade frozen meals are great... honestly I never got around to making any!
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    Birth: September 17
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    *Site Hostess* I am a first time mom living in North Central Montana. I have a fiance, the most gorgeous baby boy, and a goofball dog named Lexi to fill up my plate :)