That the newborn phase, is just that... a phase!
Remind me that although she sleeps in her crib during the day, the fact that she won't during the night won't last long. Remind me that I am NOT creating bad habits by sleeping with her in our bed or on the recliner.
Remind me that sore boobs are only around for a short while, and that breastfeeding really does get much easier.
Remind me that it's ok to let her cry for a little bit if I am unavailable to go to her straight away.
Remind me to continue loving my other children just as much as I used to before she was born. Remind me that it's not that I love them less, it's just that she has needs immediate, whereas I know they can wait.
Remind me that she is my last, and that I should cherish every sleepless night, every snuggle opportunity because I will never have another newborn again.
But please, mostly remind me that she will outgrow all of this!
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16-08-2013 06:50 #1
Remind me again...
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16-08-2013 17:22 #2
She will outgrow it - and then you will miss it all.
16-08-2013 17:56 #3
I know! I'm trying to savour it... I'm running with the 4th trimester theory... She needs all if this for her development- and it won't last forever!
I'm just so used to being independent
16-08-2013 17:58 #4
This to shall pass!
16-08-2013 18:02 #5
Love your post Nomsie just what I needed to read, having a week old baby girl myself I need to remind myself of all those things
It does get better & easier
16-08-2013 18:10 #6
It gets better unless your dd is like my dd! Loll
16-08-2013 18:30 #7
I needed to read that too, thanks Nomsie. I have a nearly 3yo DS and a 5 week old DS. Gosh newborns are hard! But this stage will pass - I just need to look at my firstborn to realise how fast it goes.
Sounds like you're doing a beautiful job of nurturing your bub
17-08-2013 06:44 #8
Newborns are so labour intensive, aren't they? Hang in there everyone!!
17-08-2013 07:15 #9Senior Member
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Oh I hear you, 6 weeks in and it's the best and hardest thing ever! Feeding really did get easier for me already. With DD it was so easy but this time my boobs were genuinely sore despite correct attachment, no cracks etc. my nipples were perfect, it just took a while for me to adjust to the sensation of feeding, engorgement, letdown etc. but all is good now, I'm actually pumping as I type! Sleep is an issue here to but we are finding new things to try every day. He loves being wrapped very firmly, White noise (currently have the radio on in between stations lol) and the swing. At night he is in our bed too, makes feeding so much easier!
Hang in there! X
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