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baby on the way, what to expect?

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3 years ago
what should i expect or know about being a parent, as i am going to be a first time parent. my husband and i are nervous to meet our baby boy, when hes born, what would we deal with. anything weird that might happen that i wouldnt know? tell me everything !

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3 years ago
Diaper changes; i had a diaper 3 days after she was born where she started peeing while i was wiping her poopy butt and then immediatly started spitting up and pooping at the same time. Tramatic event in my life. Also; Babies try to put everything in there mouth, EVERYTHING. Thats how they test out textures. Breastfeeding; Very easy for most wemon but it was extremely uncomfortable for me. So if u stop easrly on? ur not a bad parent npo matter what anyone tells you. Last thing; Ur son will be full of suprises, fun and of course dramatic events lol. You will prolly be a great mom. Just relax everythings gonna be great(; and congrads!
3 years ago
Diaper changes; i had a diaper 3 days after she was born where she started peeing while i was wiping her poopy butt and then immediatly started spitting up and pooping at the same time. Tramatic event in my life. Also; Babies try to put everything in there mouth, EVERYTHING. Thats how they test out textures. Breastfeeding; Very easy for most wemon but it was extremely uncomfortable for me. So if u stop easrly on? ur not a bad parent npo matter what anyone tells you. Last thing; Ur son will be full of suprises, fun and of course dramatic events lol. You will prolly be a great mom. Just relax everythings gonna be great(; and congrads!
3 years ago
I'm having my first son too in Aug. I guess the best advice that I can give is that every labor may be  different. Right now I am watching Birth Day and A Baby Story on TLC to try to see what I am in for. Also, my friend told me to start buying diapers each pay check so it won't cost so much in the future. Also, I was told try not to buy anything for the baby until after your baby shower, so you won't buy duplicate things.
3 years ago
Boys have little garden hoses (you'll understand when it happens) and you are in for a lot of sleepless nights. Take naps when he does during the day. You'll need them.
3 years ago
The most important lesson I learned was in the hospital after birth. my youngest was jaundice and a little underweight. The hospital told me I needed to give her formula, I planned on exclusivily BFing, so I panicked and called my peditrition. I had a terriable experience with formula and my oldest daughter ( she was severly allergic to it, and spent hours spitting up and became dehydrated) While it's  extremely rare, and all I needed to do is switch formula I had no intrest in doing this with my newest baby. My ped. and I went over all of her stats and he told me there was no reason for her to be on formula. So find a peditrition and meet with them, before hand it's always good to have a second opinion of someone who is 100% aware of your plan. Always trust your instincts, and if you are concerned have your doctor lay everything out, they will do so gladly.
3 years ago
Motherhood is very demanding but very rewarding. I had my first 2 months ago and I am still learning. What I didn't know was that breastfeeding would hurt the first few weeks. But if you stick with it the pain goes away. It's a great way to bond with your baby and cheaper than formula. So stick with it! Also labor hurts so get an epidural a soon as you can. It will help you rest and gear up for all that pushing you will need all your energy for. The pushing is the hard part and very tiring! One more thing, enjoy being pregnant. I enjoyed being pregnant and feeling her move inside my belly. So enjoy every moment of it and relax. When your baby boy arrives everything will fall into place!
3 years ago
1) You will be very tired. Sleep when you can. I have started going to bed at 8:30pm. I feel like an old grandma, but my head hits that pilloe and I am out, at least for 2-3 hours until my little one wakes up.2) Which brings me to my next point. In a perfect world your baby will start sleeping through the night early on. The reality is it probably won't happen. Be prepared and adpat your lifestyle.3) Go with the flow. I had all these plans for my maternity leave, like organizing closets, etc. Nope. I didn't expect being a first-time mom to be so time-comsuming, as dumb as that sounds. I thought I'd get a lot done because babies sleep a lot. Well, I guess I forgot to factor in feeding, bathing, and taking care of myself, as well as dishes, laundry, house keeping, etc. So, I just kind of too everythign day by day. Sometimes we made it to the gorcery store, and some days it had to wait until the next day.4) If you are feeling at all sad or overwhelmed call a family member or friend to come over. I know they will not mind doing it beacuse they will get to see that baby. Sometimes I call my mom and she comes over and plays with the baby while I just RELAX in the tub.5) Take LOTS of pictures because they change so fast! You'll want to remember every moment.6) It's a hard job but just remember woman have being do it since the dawn of time. And things get easier everyday, i promise. My daughter is 4 months old and we have a nice little routine.7) There is a lot of baby crap you don't need! Like a Diaper Genie. I found it is easier putting poopy diapers in a plastic sack from walmart, tying it and taking it out to the trash as soon as I can. Those Disper gegnies are a pain! You will find that there will be stuff that you end up just not using. So don't take the tags off of everything. You can take some of that stuff back and buy diapers or things you thought you wouldn't need but find out you do!8) My best friend is early in pregnancy and we have fun looking at baby clothes. I told her, though, that as cute as some of those outfits are they are not practical or comfortable for a newborn baby. I had a jeanskirt/sweater outfit given to me at my shower for my daughter that was just adorable. Trying to put it on a 6 week old was a nightmare, plus the sweater was bunching up and she just looked uncomfortable. Babies like sleepers and jumpers and onsies. They are comfy! I send my daughter to daycare in sleepers and one-piece outfits as well. The only time we "dress-up" is on the weekend when we make our rounds and visit family.9) Don't put pressure on yourself about what is normal. If the book you ahve says baby should be doing something at 4 weeks and he is not...give him a few more weeks. Development isn't like clockwork. Some things he'll do ahead of time, others will be a bit late. DON'T WORRY. Everything will happen with time. Hope this helps. Good luck.
3 years ago
You will be this babies mommy.  You will know what is best for your little one.  My one piece of advise... listen to your instincts!
1 year ago
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