Imagining that you could have a conversation with your first-time mum self, what would you say? How would you guide yourself?
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04-06-2012 11:30 #1Senior Member
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What would you go back and tell yourself as a first-time mum?
04-06-2012 11:35 #2
Quit worrying about what I 'should' be doing and be happy and confident enough to follow bubs lead. Way too much time spent worrying about doing things 'right'.
04-06-2012 11:36 #3Senior Member
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Persevere with breast feeding for a week or two longer. I know I will try to this time around.
04-06-2012 11:41 #4
Stop waiting for approval from your husband. Stop waiting for him to want to spend time with you and bub. Stand up for yourself in hospital an don't allow anyone to talk down to you.
04-06-2012 11:56 #5
Don't listen to anyone about "the right way" Be prepared for things to change...in terms of sleep patterns with bubs. Just because they're good from 3weeks to 6mths...doesn't mean they will be from 6mths onwards!
Make time for yourself.
Communicate with your DP.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
Make time count, because everything is such a blur, you'll wonder where did it all go
04-06-2012 11:59 #6
04-06-2012 12:04 #7
Wanting to stay home to have your baby isn't some crazy idea no one does anymore, its a perfectly safe way to give birth!
04-06-2012 12:30 #8
Stop spending hours bouncing, rocking, swaying, killing yourself trying to get him to sleep, and just take him to bed with you.
Don't waste so much time and energy trying to salvage your relationship with FOB, and just be the best mother you can be.
Relax, don't sweat the small stuff, go with the flow and enjoy your son
ETA: Stand up for yourself in hospital, and tell people to go the hell away!
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04-06-2012 12:35 #9
Don't let him cry, trust your instincts.
04-06-2012 12:44 #10Senior Member
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- Dont let anyone (MIL, SIL ) pressure you into giving up breastfeeding, and when and if you start loosing supply it is OK to supp feed. ( breast and formula ) Dont let MIL convince you that it is confusing bub.
- Dont let ANYONE pressure you into 'putting your baby down'. If you want to cuddle bub to sleep, or sit down on the couch with bubs on your chest- go for it! Dont let anyone say you are spoiling your baby by holding him all the time. You cant spoil a newborn.
- Dont care so much about 'doing it right' - Just go with your heart.
- Sleep when baby sleeps, the cleaning will eventually be done.
- Ask hubby/partner for more massages ( they relieved ALOT of stress for me )
- During pregnancy i wish i controlled my take out foods. I put on too many KG with bub. LOL
- Wrap baby in a swaddle ( proper one ) from day one.
- DONT INTRODUCE THE DUMMY!! ( Haha DP and i always regret this! )
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