There are a lot of fears that go along with being a first time mom. You are more careful, extra worried about germs and ohmygosh you had better wash your hands before you come within ten feet of my child. You hardly get any sleep as that time is spent with your ear down to his mouth making sure he's still breathing. Being a first time mom is hard work, as everything is so new.
I was so protective over my first. I remember one night, being completely exhausted, and my dad was over visiting when he told me and my husband to just go to bed, get some rest, and he would stay up with my one month old. I was so worried that something would happen that I didn't take him up on his offer. No, I stayed awake and make sure that my child was fine with my own two (very tired) eyes. Second baby? I begged my parents on my hands and knees for them to please please for the LOVE come watch my newborn so I could get some rest.
Of course, I was overly uptight when it came to my child's health. I can't tell you how many times I called our doctor for the slightest little thing. He threw up? I called the doctor. He had a slight fever? I called the doctor. He slept through the night for the first time? I called the doctor (just to brag that time).
I was also very cautious of the kind of medication I would give my kids. I know I have talked a lot about naturopathy, and thankfully, my kids never had anything too serious that required mainstream medication. I think I'm maybe the only mom whose child never once had an ear infection, but for those of you who have experienced that? St. Joseph has a product called Infants' Gas Relief drops, which work quickly to break down gas bubbles that cause discomfort. These drops are safe to use at every feeding and are free of any dyes, alcohol or saccharin (which this semi-natural momma loves!) For a $3 off coupon, go HERE to claim!
Everything that came with being a first time mom was just one big learning experience. People have asked me, "what is your advice for first time moms?" And the best piece of advice I can give? Just go with it.
Just. go. with. it.
That's all you can really do. When experiencing something for the very first time, the only way to learn is by trial and error. Oh, and my second best piece of advice? It will all turn out ok in the end. Trust me.
ps. Something I never tell first time mothers? "Sleep when the baby sleeps." This may work wonders for a second time mom, but for a first timer? Ha! I know I'm just wasting my breath with that one.
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