September 10, 2015


• Little Extras




I will take this opportunity to tell you that the time for herds of relatives and friends to come visiting your new bundle of joy is not in the first two days. Yes, they love you, and mean well, but visitors are exhausting. Plus, I promise that taking lots of selfies and being on display will not sound fun to you. You really need quiet, privacy and time to get through the first couple of days. Having lots of visitors at the hospital is not helpful to you. At all. If you...


• Second Night Fun


So now you're past your first day, into your second, and night falls upon the world. Ah, all is calm and quiet, except for your baby. So, I won’t lie to you, the second night of life usually blows. Parents are exhausted. Remember, you probably still haven’t slept more than an hour or two since before labor. Your baby has had a nice long rest to recover from labor and they wake up the second night like a rocket. Really fussy, wanting to nurse every 20 minutes, for hours at a t...

The First 24 Hours

So here’s what to expect the first 24 hours…….not much. 

Your baby is tired from birth and just wants to be with you. The more you can do skin to skin, the better. You may notice that your baby’s nails are long and fear they will scratch themselves. This is extremely common and totally normal. Remember to bring a gentle nail file to the hospital with you. Gently file baby’s nails down a little so they aren’t so scary. The problem with the “newborn mittens” is they are a form of...

Are you pregnant and reading this? If so, congratulations! You are already way ahead of the curve!  Because you want to learn about breastfeeding before you have your baby, you are already a great, curious, and very wise mama, and owe yourself a big pat on the back. 



When I first started writing this, I planned on it just being one post. But once I started writing I realized that there is a lot of information about the first few days, and each day is different.  So I will be...

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