1st hour - shock as I had had a long and emotionally draining labour plus lots heaps of blood. Kept asking for my baby but she was too far away fr me.
1st day - stunned - still recovering from labour.
1st week home. Pretty good. I had bf down pat and all I was doing was feeding and sleeping. DH did the rest.
1st month. Reality set in and I was lonely at home. Everyone was "giving me space" and it sucked.
Dealing with the actual baby was easy as I was used to them. Dealing with the abject loneliness of being stuck at home was the worst ever. That's why I visit new parents regularly till they tell me to bugger off.