I don't know if anyone would have time to share a story, but I thought it might be helpful for the new moms to read about the, uh, learning experiences moms who have had a child (or children) already have gone through. We ALL feel lost with the first child (heck, I still feel lost many times!), and we all make mistakes, most of which are harmless in the end. There is no other on-the-job learning quite like motherhood!
I posted this on the pictures thread but I will post it here too:
When DS was 4 weeks or so), he had cradle cap really bad. I read that petroleum jelly would take it off, so I slopped some on his head and rubbed it in. What a BAD idea. That stuff does not come out. I washed and washed and scrubbed. Finally I found something that got most of it out (can't remember what it was- baking soda maybe, but don't quote me or try it at home). His hair, which had been curly, NEVER curled again after that though. LOL! I can laugh about it now, but at the time I cried and cried for being so dumb.