Keep yourself busy. In the first month baby sleeps a lot...sleep when they sleep. Really. I think I slept the entire first 2 weeks Kaylee was home.
As they start to get older...do your household chores when they are asleep...don't walk on eggshells if they are asleep. I made sure to make the most noise when Kaylee was asleep, I vacuumed, ran the dishwasher, everything so that she would be used to it, and now at 9 months she sleeps through everything.
Don't think your life is over...its not. You can still go to lunch with girlfriends, still go to the mall, you just gotta bring the baby along with you. To survive your first few months, I suggest visiting people when you can. It will start getting warmer soon, thats a good time to have a baby so you can go for walks.
at 7:04 PM on Feb. 19, 2009