I also just wanted to give you guys a heads up on some funny stuff that you may have heard or not heard about life with a newborn (or at least 3 1/2 weeks with a newborn).
1. You will get no sleep in the hospital
-I was either staring at my precious baby girl (making sure she was breathing) or trying to get comfortable in the bed, which was impossible
2. Babies are loud
-Miss Hailey Marie makes so much noise! We get to hear her little cooing sounds she makes but on top of that, this kid sometimes sounds like she is the whole animal kingdom (I mean seriously, her elephant and pig imitations are spot on). The hubby and I have busted up laughing in bed listening to her multiple times
3. It is scary taking your newborn home
-In the hospital, even though she was in our room the whole time, I felt safe. If she was doing something weird or I had a question I could ask one of the nurses (since they came in practically every hour anyways). Getting our baby in car seat was difficult enough (she is just so tiny!!!) and then we had to fight off all the other drivers! Talk about nerve wracking! Once we got home we got our first taste of being parents....Hailey projectile vomited all over the hubby. Luckily we could both laugh about it.
4. Sleep when the baby sleeps
- I have heard this from every veteran mom out there and this has absolutely kept me awake during the late night feedings and random wake ups with Hailey. We have been lucky that she actually is sleeping really well throughout the night (only waking up twice..I'll take it), however there are those random rough nights that we have.
Hailey Marie 6 lbs 7 ozDecember 11, 2014
I would love to hear about your tips and tricks or just funny stories about your first month with a newborn.