I am so excited this week because I have three, count them 3, girlfriends who have delivered newborns babies. It has been a very busy week. I also have 2 more of my very close girlfriends who are having babies in the next few weeks. There was a time that almost all of my girlfriends were pregnant all at the same time. Now, half of them are going through the first week of having a newborn in the house as I write this, and whether it is their first baby, second, third or more, I think it is easily forgotten how hard it is the first few weeks.
That got me thinking about my own future pregnancy and dealing with a newborn as a first-time mother. I came across a great post on 17 tips to deal with the first few weeks of having a newborn. The post is from mother’s who have gone through it already, and offering their best piece of advice to help get through these weeks.
I wanted to share this post for those future mother’s (like me) and those mother’s that will be experiencing this soon, or are actually currently dealing with their first week with the newborn. Now I just need to bug them to take a minute out of their busy day to read my post to remind them of tips to make it easier. I may not find a lot of luck with that. I know that any downtime my girlfriends have this week, they will try to lie down for those short minutes. I know that is what my goal would be.
17 Tips From Real Moms On Dealing with the First Few Weeks with a Newborn
1. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask
“Don’t be afraid to ask for the help you need.” Deirdre from JDaniel4’s Mom
2. Accept Help
“If someone offers to help, take them up on it.” Allison from Train Up A Child
3. Know When to Say “NO”
“Never feel guilty about telling someone it isn’t a good time to stop by and come and see the baby if an onslaught of visitors makes you feel stressed or if you just really want quiet time at home as a family.” Jennifer from The Good Long Road
4. Put Housework Aside (or give yourself permission to hire a temp housekeeper)
“Don’t worry about the house. Focus on your baby and yourself.” Allison from Train Up A Child
5. Stock Up The Freezer
“Stock up on frozen dinners. Don’t feel guilty if they’re not homemade. Trader Joe’s frozen food is yummy and will please any new mom and dad.” Rebekah from The Golden Gleam
6. Order Take Out
“Order out, stay in, cuddle and enjoy every precious moment.” Crystal from Growing a Jeweled Rose
Check out 11 more tips at: 17 Tips for The First Weeks with a Newborn [From the Mouths of Moms] from B-InspiredMama.com
Do you have any other tips for mother’s and their newborns? I would love to know, and I’m sure my girlfriends would appreciate too! Leave your best tip/tips in the comments!