I thought maybe we could all chime in and give our New Mama tips to everyone. Even though I've already birthed and raised a newborn, I know every child is different and this article really rang true to me.
My biggest goal this time is to not stress about things! Last time I felt worry about getting DS on a good sleeping schedule, about the breastfeeding advice I was being given from EVERYONE, about holding him so much that he'd never want to be put down, ect. This time? I'M THE MAMA. I know what's best. I will hold him as much as I want, bedshare if that's this LO needs to sleep, nurse him as long as I want, not invite family/friends over to see him ASAP, and I'll trust myself. This is my last kiddo and I plan on enjoying every minute. And if that means (gently) telling off my MIL, talking to my own mother about NOT giving me CIO advice, and telling DH that the baby WILL sleep safely in our bed then I will.
Any other tips from you women out there? What are you first time mamas thinking about? Worried about? Making a priority?