The Top 10 Things Every New Mom Should Know
The idea of being a mom for the first time is one that will change you—but just because it may be among your greatest moments doesn't mean starting out easy. For many people, becoming Mommy isn’t natural or something they're used to doing yet; however there are some who have been thinking about having families close by so this new adventure might not come as such an shock afterall!
Motherhood can be a lot of things— revelation, joy and fulfillment all wrapped up into one package. But it’s not for the faint-hearted; those first few months are tough! You get used to making spur off moment dinner plans but sometimes you need more than just discipline from your child or partner too (or both). There's no time like now though because there will always come that magical day where they're back at home with us again...
There are a hundred different things to know as you embark on this journey of motherhood. I’m going over the top 10 most important tips for new moms, partners and grandparents because every experience is so unique in its own way!
1. Things May Not Go to Plan
Like most new moms, I spent a lot of time preparing for my daughter’s arrival. But as soon as she arrived everything went right out the window and it became clear that no matter what precautions we took or schedules we followed—our little one would always have her own ideas about how things should go in this world!
Creating a birth plan is great for new parents, but remember that it doesn't always work out the way you want. One doctor shared with me that more than 80% of deliveries do not match up to your planned delivery process and this can be because sometimes things just happen - like labor starting before baby's due date or something going wrong during surgery after givingbirth- so don’t feel bad about asking questions!
Whether you are feeling prepared or not, continuing with what feels easiest can help to calm your nerves. But if the wheels fall off (and they usually do), go easy on yourself and remind yourself that just because things haven’t gone as planned doesn't mean a job wasn’t done well!
2. Bonding with Baby May Take Time
There's no right or wrong way to bond with your baby, but for many women it takes time. In fact, experts say it can take up to a year for a mother and her baby to form the strongest possible bond. There are all sorts of things you can do to strengthen your bond with your little one – from cuddling and talking to reading storybooks together. So don't worry if you don't feel like you're bonding immediately – just relax, enjoy getting to know your baby, and let the bond grow gradually over time.
3. Just Say Yes
I was hesitant about leaving my newborn with family for an hour so that I could go on a date, but it is one of the best memories in our marriage.
I'm sure you've all had those moments when someone offers to hold your baby or take them out while they are really little just because he/she wants some alone time and we should be grateful! In this case- if not more often than ever before - say yes without hesitation since these acts may save us from doing something silly later down road
4. Breastfeeding is Hard
As women, we are constantly told about the importance of breastfeeding. We are taught that it is the healthiest option for our babies and that it has a wealth of benefits for both mother and child. But what if I told you that breastfeeding isn't always easy? That it can be hard, frustrating, and downright exhausting? It's true – breastfeeding can be a challenging experience, but with a little patience and perseverance, it can also be incredibly rewarding. So if you're thinking about breastfeeding your baby, go ahead and give it a try – but be prepared for some bumps along the way. Breastfeeding is hard, but it's worth it!
5. Find Support
Joining a parenting group will help you feel less isolated and it’s always great to have someone who understands what your going through. Most groups operate on the same schedule so there are plenty of opportunities for bonding with other new mamas in similar situations as yours, or just getting some support when needed!
6. Your Relationship will be Tested
When you start a new chapter in your life, it's normal to feel resentment. My partner was away at work all day with our newborn and I resented the freedom that he had when coming home - especially because of how supportive & compassionate he has been about this process! But don't worry; sometimes these feelings will pass as well- after some time passed by without any major incident or stressful event happening between us (and often times even before).
7. Give Yourself Six Months
Six months after giving birth, it will take time for your body and hormones to return back into pre-pregnancy state. We live in a culture where women are expected jump right back into their skinny jeans without even leaving the hospital but that's absurd! Certainly there is those rare few who has weight just fall off them like magic (myself included), however most of us needs some more patience before we can wear our old clothes again--especially if you're carrying extra pounds because this was such an emotional experience
I want everyone reading these words: don't feel bad about yourself!! You've been through something incredible already so try not put any pressure on how fast or slow things happen with regards towards getting pregnant again !
8. It’s OK to Feel Sorry for Yourself
The new mom experience can be tough and sometimes throwing yourself a good, old fashioned pity party is just what the doctor ordered. While most newborns are nocturnal while in their mother's womb, they must sleep during daylight hours due to being jostled around by active mamas-to -be all day long; it takes time for them adjust but every baby figures out how things work sooner or later--even if you're feeling lonely at 3am when your little human needs his/her Mommy most!
9. Stop Comparing
Many roads lead to Rome, so don't expect your journey with baby or toddlerhood be identical to anyone else's. Your little one might not craw when they are expected too- there is no wrong or bad behavior here! You'll find that the guidelines in this book will help guide you along on what comes next but at times may seem like hard limits because ultimately parent choices matter more than anything else--and none should chains them into staying within those boundaries forever if things aren’t going well
10. Listen to Your Mom Instincts
In the beginning, it’s not always easy to know what will work for your family. So don't feel pressured into doing something that's not working - trust yourself and do whatever works best with you both now AND later on when things get more settled (and possibly even less stressful).
I've got a few more pieces of advice for you- don't invest in newborn clothes; they'll be in diapers and swaddles most of the time (and outgrow everything within weeks!), clean out any hospital room furniture such as blankets or hats while upping your chances on finding something ugly but functional like our baby swing which won against all odds!
Conclusion paragraph: Congratulations on your new arrival! Becoming a mom is an amazing experience, but it can also be overwhelming and confusing. To help you adjust to this new chapter in your life, we’ve put together a list of 10 things every new mom should know. From breastfeeding tips to how to get baby to sleep through the night, these basics will help set you up for success as a new mom. If you’re looking for more information or need support adjusting to parenthood, check out our line of organic drops and balms by Calmamama they’re perfect for soothing both you and your little one. Thanks for reading, and best of luck as a new mom!