The Sleepless Mom... the Early Days of Parenthood
Oh those hazy days! I always said that mom brain lets you forget these days and this is why we have more kids. Im Diana, owner of Diana Smyth Photography Studios in Philadephia. I absolutely love working with babies, and all my mamas. I wanted to share some tips for those first few days as a new mom. Those first few days and weeks with your newborn baby are so beautiful and emotional and at the same time so overwhelming. Your emotions are running circles around you: the joy, the tears, the exhausting days and oh the uncertainty and self doubt that creeps in. As hard as it may seem at this moment, the good news is this phase will pass. Here are some tips for those early days with a new baby in the house.
Tips for surviving the first few days with a new baby
TIP #1: Mama Self Care is Best!
Seems simple enough right! Yet, as mothers we always put ourselves last. I can not stress the importance of taking a minute for self care. As a new mama, your days will be full of caring for the baby, your partner, your home, your friends, your work (if you are working), the list goes on and on. I always found it hard to sleep when baby slept, because that was my time to get things done. If sleep is not your thing, take a moment where you can schedule time for you. Perhaps give dad a baby schedule time, so you can go for a walk, sit out side for moment. Just a few minutes for yourself will help you be more present for your baby and your family. It also helps YOU enjoy that time when you are present.