It took you months if not years of preparation. Will it be a boy or a girl? What name shall we pick? What about the nursery? Shall we book a newborn baby photographer now of wait ? Are we really going to be good parents? Am I ready for this?
Becoming a first time parent is a nerve racking experience in the best of times. And yet, it's also the best!
To help you prepare and enjoy those special first months here are some tips to make your life easier.
Slow down. As obvious as it sounds it's amazing how much people stress about shopping for the new baby, obsess about room decorations and latest baby toys. Remind yourself that all this is secondary to your wellbeing. The more relaxed you are, the happier your baby will be. It's amazing how much newborns pick up from their mums in those very first months.
Build a community of new mums around you. This is going to be your most important support network after your immediate family. Join local meet up or NCT groups to help you make new friends and share your experience of expecting and having a baby.
Do your research on the best healthcare providers around you. This information will become invaluable in times of need when you just want to pick up the phone and get an expert advise or help.
Look after yourself. Go to yoga classes, eat healthily, sleep. All this will help you prepare for months of sleep deprivation when the baby arrives.
Create memories. Invest in a beautiful journal, look into a belly casting kit, book a professional baby photography photoshoot to capture those very first days of holding and getting to know your brand new baby.
Time flies once the the baby arrives. It's a hell of a rollercoaster but once you're on it, you wouldn't change it for the world!
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