Becoming a mom for the 1st time is a truly marvelous experience. However, when I found out I was going to become a mom for the 1st time, I was nervous too. I had questions and wanted advice. So who did I turn to? My mom and my friends. Getting advice from other women who have already gone through the experiences that you will, helps take a huge weight off of your shoulders.
Here are my top 3 pieces of advice for 1st time moms:
#1) Spend lots of time bonding with your baby. I know this means that the dishes might sit in the sink for a few days, or the laundry will pile up waiting to be folded. But when they say “your baby is only this small once” they mean it! Tomorrow your baby will be a day older and missing out on that special bonding time of holding your little one while they are awake or sleeping is time that you can never get back.
#2) Let you mom or mother-in-law help out. If you mom or mother-in-law ask if they can do the dishes — say YES! If they come over to see the baby and ask if there is anything they can help out with, let them know about that big pile of laundry that needs to be folded, or that the living room needs dusting. They are there to help you and would LOVE to do it.
#3) Take a Mommy Moment. Sit down, read a book or take a bath. You will feel much more rejuvenated and relaxed and you will overall be a better mom to your baby if you have some quiet you time. If you are lucky enough to have super well behaved baby, you might even get a pedicure or night out with your girls while hubby or mom watches the babe for you.
All in all, just remember this: we are all human, and we all do the best we can. If you need help – ask.
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