You might not think it, but when you have a new baby it’s a good time to enjoy yourself. OK, you’re thinking but what about the tiredness, hormones and stress? Well, they are there, but with any luck, they won’t be the only thing in your life.
Just sitting in a chair, holding a sleeping baby is about the most relaxing and satisfying thing in the world to do. You can watch the gentle rise and fall of their breathing and feel the softness of their hair and skin.
If you’ve been lucky enough to receive new baby gifts, then you can dress your baby in their new clothes and sort out the soft toys to show them. Small babies enjoy being cuddled and stroked and you could gently stroke your baby with a soft toy so they can experience the feeling of it. You may have been given photo frames, so could take photographs of your new baby to display.
Babies grow faster than you will imagine, and there’s a lot of sense in enjoying this first stage, because it won’t last long. Your memories of a very small baby will be overtaken by the reality of a baby who is developing and doing more and more, so just sit and enjoy the newness while you can.