When your beautiful/handsome newborn came what was your biggest challenge.
That is my fear... I have been around babies of course but not for a long period of time. Plus I am a huge worrier. I know I will always be second guessing myself.
Figuring out how to handle a super high needs baby. I had never known a baby like her before, plus I had very little experience with babies at all, and I was just so overwhelmed and bewildered. I spent many late nights on Google trying to figure out what was wrong with my baby or what I was doing wrong as a mom.
OH boy well I had to learn everything. From how to hold her, to changing to breast feeding. I thought I would have some kind of maternal instinct, but I don't! It took me at least a month to understand my baby!
breastfeeding. I had a c section. It took 5 days for my milk to come in. Baby would scream and scream. I felt aweful. When it did come in I was so engorged baby couldn't latch. :/ I wish I had tried for longer but it got to a point I felt like I was failing so I started formula. My daughter is happy and healthy, but I wish i had had more support .
Life in the NICU.
Quoting the.warden:Ds was hospitalized 3 days after birth and was there 2 months. My biggest challenges were trying to be there for him, trying to heal, and trying to maintain a relationship with DH. He was home for work while I was at the children's hospital 6 hours away.
Just getting used to being a mom. It came pretty naturally for me. But I was very overwhelmed for a long time with my dogs and my husband.
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