(Note from Gina: Some lovely people have graciously agreed to share words and photos and pretty things with you while I’m off on my have-a-baby adventure. Today’s guest blogger is Jen of Making a Home and Family. You can also find her on Twitter as @hippiejennie)
Bringing Home Baby
There is a whirlwind of emotions when you arrive home after your new baby is born – excitement, relief, a little anxiety. You had the help of doctors and nurses for the past few days, and now this little life is all you and your partner’s responsibility. Breathe. It’ll take some adjusting, but it all falls into place.
Remember, mamas, to take care of YOU
That’s right! I wish someone would’ve told me this when I brought my daughter home. I was so worried about nursing her, feeding the family, and doing laundry that I suffered. I was tired, sore, stinky, and that just made things worse. I needed some time to take care of me – a shower a day would’ve done me wonders. Try and focus on you a little – shower, soak your feet, or read a book (or a magazine in short bursts). Know that you deserve to be pampered so that you can be rested and better ready to take care of your baby.