Sorting Through the Baby Advice
Surviving The First Few Weeks With A Newborn
Special note to fussy baby families: mama who has read all of the “Do This To Help Your Baby Sleep Better” articles that you can find on the internet at 2 am, I hear you. I used to think “Yeah, you clearly haven’t met MY baby yet”. You are right, I haven’t met your baby yet (I so wish I could hold her while you take a nap!) but I do know that no matter how much your newborn is struggling with sleep right now that this too shall pass. It really will. I didn’t believe it when I was in the thick of it, but it did. My baby who used to wail the second she was out of my arms started sleeping beautifully on her own around 13 weeks of age and hasn’t looked back. The newborn days can be so very long and the nights even longer, but you will survive!
Remember “The Witching Hour”
Rest as Much as You Can
True your Aunt may not fold your laundry “correctly”, but clean clothes are better than dirty clothes and folded laundry is better than piles upon piles. If someone offers to pick up something at the store for you, the answer is “yes”. If someone offers to vacuum your house or clean your bathroom, the answer is “yes”. Key point: don’t go behind this helpful person and re-do their generous work to your particular standards. Be thankful for the help and enjoy the break.