Did you find it easy to adapt to the new reality of having a child?

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  1. algarveview profile image91
    algarveviewposted 6 years ago

    Did you find it easy to adapt to the new reality of having a child?

  2. Moon Daisy profile image85
    Moon Daisyposted 6 years ago

    No.  It was like being in a tornado!  You don't imagine how much your life will change - with the lack of sleep, the responsibility of looking after a tiny being, having to always put their needs first, lack of time and energy to do things that you used to, worrying that you might not be doing it right or that your child might not be thriving, remembering to change nappies, (lol)...  etc. etc.

    People said that life would change in unimaginable ways and they tried to describe it to me, but really nothing anybody says will actually prepare you for it.  You have to live it to believe it!  But people will also tell you that it's worth it, and it is completely worth it.  Parenthood is amazing, and your child is beyond amazing!!  Before long you will get used to it all and you won't remember what life was like before you had a child.

    1. jpcmc profile image89
      jpcmcposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I know how you feel...it's really a challenge.  And i'm not the one breastfeeding the baby!  I just can't imagine what my wife is going through.

  3. Lady Wordsmith profile image79
    Lady Wordsmithposted 6 years ago

    I did.  I'm not being smug, I'm just sharing my secret.  My mum still says that she was so proud when she watched me in the first few days with my new baby, thinking to herself 'how does she know what to do?'  I'd never been around babies before, and was just chucked in at the deep end, as it were. 

    So, my secret is that I made myself chill the hell out!  It's really a very simple idea - though it's not that simple to implement, and takes a lot of willpower and reminders.  You have to remind yourself all the time that the little things are not important, that you are lucky to have a healthy baby, that all of the things that threaten to drive you crazy are nothing compared to some of the things people in developing countries have to deal with when they have new babies.  In essence, you just have to remind yourself every day that you are the luckiest person in the world.  That attitude gets me through everything, and hasn't failed me yet.  It works when bad stuff is happening in my life, and it worked with each one of my new babies.

    And hell, if the house was a dump, so what?  I'd just sit in it, cuddling my babies - to hell with anyone who criticised!

  4. edhan profile image60
    edhanposted 6 years ago

    It was totally excitement for us when my wife has our baby.

    We actually looking forward to our child's birth as we prepared ourselves with things that required for our baby.

    There were so much preparation we did like making sure that my wife had all the necessary nutrition (mostly chinese herbs) so that our baby will turn out to be healthy and strong.

  5. jpcmc profile image89
    jpcmcposted 6 years ago

    I'm a new dad and every step is a larning experience.  It's one thing to read what to expect, but it's another to actually experience it.  It's hardly easy for me.  But's something I don't mind going through.  In fact, I'm loving every sleepless moment of it.

 
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