first week home with newborn
I am SO excited to be home with my newest baby, and I will admit, I did NOT get a good start with my first week! I’ll be honest, I don’t want to go into detail about that, but I’ll give you a bit of an idea of how I did. First of all, I did NOT have a good time with my son as I usually do.
I found it to be a bit difficult to put down to sleep, I felt like he was constantly crying and wanting me to hold him. As I laid there I tried to calm him down, and also to try and figure out why he was crying. I found that his crying was because I was making the world seem really sad, and that he thought the world was really sad. This was something I could not figure out.
I think I may have been trying to figure out what was wrong with him. I think I also may have been trying to figure out why I was hurting him.
I’ve been a baby for a year and a half and I still have a hard time letting things go. For most of that time, I was terrified of how my baby would act and react to everything. I was scared that he would be angry with me, or that I would be angry with him. I would scream “BANG!!” and try to run away from anything that might hurt him (like when I put my hands on my leg).
While your baby is still in the NICU, he’s going to be exposed to many different kinds of situations that can make him angry. He’s going to be exposed to many different parents and caregivers, all of whom will have different expectations for his behavior. And although you probably don’t have the best of relationships with your baby’s parents, you do have the best of relationships with every other baby in the hospital.
To put it simply, its a lot of pressure. You are going to be babysitting your baby all day everyday. You are going to have to be a parent to him, and he is going to be exposed to situations that you have no control over like a crying baby, a screaming baby, and a confused baby. Its going to be a lot of challenges.
So I think the best thing to do is to just make sure you’re both on the same page. You’re both going to have babies of your own, so you’ll need to know what to expect from them.
As a parent myself, I know what to expect from a new baby. I was pregnant with my daughter for about five months. I was so nervous during her first eight hour stretch of labor because I knew if it went on for more than eight hours she would die. I also know that all the time in between was spent trying to get her to sleep. I also know that I could be having her for the first time and it would be very different.
The first time is the most special for a new baby, and the first week is the most unpredictable. The first few weeks of being a mom are filled with a lot of anxiety, because you don’t know what you’ll be facing while you’re in the middle of labor. You don’t know when you’re going to be asleep or if you’ll wake up as a new mom.
What you dont know is that youll have to have a sleep study, because I wont be asleep. I will be in a constant state of movement, and youll have to move your body to keep her comfortable.