“Sleep when the baby sleeps” is easier said than done. Old habits die hard.
“Blowouts” are just as much fun as they sound… Bonus–did you know that infant outfits are designed to be able to pull down over the child’s body instead of over their head? It really helps..https://youtu.be/rrISmbf8LBM
Swaddles are a miracle invention. Nothing says ‘calm down and go to sleep’ to my BabyGirl quite like being confined 😛
Formula is a God-Send. My girl wasn’t getting enough food to thrive, so we’ve been supplementing–now she’s healthy, alert, curious, and gaining weight on target with recommendations from the pediatrician.
Daddies do things differently–and that’s okay. Jeff swaddles, changes, dresses, plays, snuggles, and burps BabyGirl differently than I do.
There are more hours in the day than ever before–and yet fewer of them can be used for house work. The house work will wait. Baby snuggles are important.
A month flies by faster than ever possible.
8pm is a really reasonable bed time.
Waking a sleeping baby is actually really adorable. If you get them before they get you, you get to feed them, change them, and snuggle them before they realize they need it. If they wake up before you? Hoo boy.. hope you like your ear drums.
It’s worth it. Everything that “it” represents–from the pain of birth, injury, changes to bodily functions, exhaustion, mood-swings, fear, worry, the lot of it. It all pales in comparison with the gratitude felt at being able to be a parent.