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    I'm really curious to hear about your first moment when you got home with your new baby as a first time parent. What did you think, feel do? Who was with you. On a scale from 1-10 how much were you freaking out?

    Im still waiting to TTC but my number one fear, more so than the birth, is bringing this brand new baby home and not knowing what the hell to do!
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    I freaked out on a scale of 10 lol. I wasnt alone but DP was freaking out as much as i was lol. It was great till DS started crying and i didnt know what he wanted lol

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    I truly didn't freak out, the birth freaked me out (convinced myself I would die) , but I was just 22 when we had our first and I was so confident! It was when I was preg with my second that I freaked out badly and it was easy again so with my third I didn't freak and expected it to breeze by and I lost control, it was all to much and I guess because I had no help with the first two everyone assumed I was ok , even when I actually asked for help I didn't get it. I had 3 under school age at home for 15 months.
    Now I want a 4th even after the craziness of the 3rd but I have decided a big gap!!

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    I freaked out big time. The first night home (second night since being born) and all DD1 did was cry and cry and cry and DF and I had NO idea what to do.

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    Default Re: Tell me about your first moments as a new parent

    My first few minutes home were ... dramatic!

    As a result of an episiotomy they were giving me laxatives, they had a very strong affect as i was walking in the door.

    Went to have a shower and p had uses all the gas so no hot water, i am shrieking and screaming and cold and wet and naked when my older sister pulled in the drive way :/ fun, fun afternoon

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    I was ok and in control until my breast got so engorged and ds couldn't attach so therefore couldn't feed. It was only 1 side so he wasn't starving but everytime I tried to get him to feed (from engorged breast) he would just scream which I would then end up in tears. Thankfully my midwife was visiting the next day and after some hand expressing things were back under control.

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    I remember coming home. Putting Ds1 in his basinet and thinking 'now what do I do?'

    In the first week. I got covered in poo, pee and puke. And sometimes all 3 in the space of 5mins.

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    I thought I would freak out but I was just sooooo happy to leave the hospital that I didn't worry about going home, so I would rate the freak out factor as 1.

    The first day at home was a bit of a blur but I had my DP and MIL to help me. I was in quite a lot of pain from episiotomy stitches and could barely sit down. The first night was also interesting - being woken by a baby cring while you are sleeping in your own bed (for the first time) made my heart nearly stop. It didnt bother me at all while I was in the hospital.

    This is all pretty fresh in my memory, we havent been home 3 weeks yet!

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    Default Tell me about your first moments as a new parent

    I freaked out to a 10!! I'm lucky to have a very placid baby who hardly cries so I didn't have to stress about that. I did however freak out when my milk came in, in literally like an hour!! All of a sudden I had these huge rocks attached to my chest! I was scared to touch them!! No one told me to express a bit off until I was comfortable either so I suffered through for days because they were so full no matter how much my baby fed! Finally a midwife sent my husband out to get a breast pump!

    I also freaked out about pretty much everything else! Was she too cold, too hot, too full, not full enough, was she still breathing in her bassinet next to my bed, would I smother her if I co-slept, if I settled her to sleep one way would I create bad habits?? The list goes on!

    My husband went to his sports training when she was about 4 days old and he came home to me absolutely hysterical, crying my eyes out! Bubs was sleeping peacefully in her bassinet but I gave him the biggest fright because I was so upset he thought something had happened to her!

    I defintly feel like I read up so much on pregnancy and birth, and didn't even think of reading up on what to do when I got home!! When I finally went into labour my birth plan and all the reading on coping with pain went out the window! It was nothing like I expected and I did whatever I felt like doing to cope.

    So if I can offer any advice it would be to read up not only on pregnancy and birth, but also on general care of a newborn! Settling techniques, feeding, routines, sleeping etc! Also, relax and do what feels right for you and your baby!

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    Thanks for sharing your stories ladies!! They have made me laugh and feel more at ease. It's gotta be a moment you"ll remember forever!!


 

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