I was the first of my friends/co-workers/peers to have any kids and we didn't have family in town.
I called my mom.
She was better about giving me sanity than advice. Her thing was to just give me encouragement and tell me thigns were normal and I was doing a good job, and I think that helped more than anything.
Then I BECAME the person everyone called for advice (because I had all the kids...) I try to just remember to tell people, "You'll figure it out," and "It gets easier, I promise."
Newborns are weird. Not a lot of consistency from one to the next, you know. I really think it is all about figuring out what works for you and for them.
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my Mother and yes she did and he turned to his Mother.
My Mom & yes she did
There was nobody to turn to for advice with my oldest came home. She was adopted Internationally at 17 months old and it's very similar to having a newborn, but it's not...<---very hard to explain unless you've gone through this adjustment period with a toddler that has just started sitting on their own, just started walking, still bottle fed exclusively, can't talk, etc...does not understand English...
By the time our youngest came a long a year later, it was old hat for me even though I'd never had a newborn. Our issues were due to having a medically fragile infant and a toddler that was like an infant in many ways.
" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
No one really. I just looked online for most of my questions.
My mom and both my parents helped me keep my sanity. :)
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