I had such a romantic vision of how it was going to happen, but the reality was a bummer! lol I didn’t understand anything about baby care, so I had to adapt. Everything in the maternity hospital is very calm and although it is new, we have enough help to feel safe. There is a nurse for all hours and they know about all the baby care, including the bath . But what about when you get home?
It seems that everything turns upside down! Where is that calm baby in the maternity hospital? Time to put the mother’s instinct to work folks! I know what I’m talking about, after all I’m a mother of 3! Each of them reacted differently when they got home, my oldest daughter was very calm, despite having to stay in the first days, she was very calm, but then the cramps started !! With my middle son it was more stressfulbecause there was already my oldest daughter and jealousy hung in the air! In addition to having the suspicion that he might be allergic, since he has lived with a stuffy nose since motherhood. Now, with the youngest, we were calmer, mother of the 3rd trip and such, the care of the baby this time was calmer, so to speak, the only problem was being alone in the room after a caesarean and with her together …
As they say: first crystal son, second rubber and third iron ! Hahaha, of course it is not quite like that, but when it comes to experience it does make sense. When you are a first-time mother, everything takes on a gigantic proportion, in the second we already know how to deal with the situation and with the third, whatever the problem is with your feet on your back! I learned to take care of the baby in the race with my first daughter, I lived far from my mother and also from my mother-in-law and any problem ran to the pediatrician (I don’t know how he acts. I stayed up most of the time and when she slept she ran to do housework, as a result of that? There came a time when I couldn’t stand up!
Was my sleeping matter a combination of juggling and magic with my son, and with the youngest now? Incredible as it may seem it was the calmest possible arrival . My older children helped to take care of the little sister, and my mother took care of the baby with me so that I could at least get some rest. But I know that not everyone has this benefit, just as I did not have it in the first delivery, and the secret? Sleep when the baby is sleeping! Only then can you take the stride of having a small baby to take care of! Enjoy your baby a lot, enjoy every second , because they grow much faster than we would like and the baby care leaves so much nostalgia….
Good luck and good health!
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.