Newborns are a bundle of joy –there is no doubt about that. But they come with a lot of other emotions too. Although everybody around you like to prepare you for what’s coming, but no one can ever put into words what it like is to be a parent to an infant for the first time.
I am a father to a baby girl. She is now six months old. We are pretty used to her now – I and my wife. But the first six months were a roller coaster for sure. I know each parent is different and so is every baby but if we are to summarize general emotions or feelings of being a new parent than following mentioned aspects will fall into the universal category.
There is no parent on planet earth who hasn’t felt the following ride of sensations during their early days of parenthood. Here we go;
We have heard so many stories about sleep that during the baby preparations and shopping, our major focus was to create a perfect sleeping environment for baby. We did a lot of things which includes changing the color of our room, installing new lights, buying new bed sheets, white noise machine and what not.
Another interesting idea that I experimented with was to buy some finest baby bedding from a very popular baby store mybabystore.com.au to make a comfortable nest for my baby girl to sleep. On the other side, IZZZ can be a good alternate to buy baby bedding in Australia.
However, the end of all these preparations was nothing. She did not sleep (even baby bedding didn’t work) and we didn’t sleep either. The worst punishment you can give any living and breathing human being is sleep deprivation. I went through it for quite a while.
Although I wasn’t looking after my newborn full time, I had taken a month off from work to enjoy being a father. During that month, I and my wife had a little schedule to where she would take care of our daughter and I would sleep and vice versa.
I think we managed a pretty good timetable; still the exhaustion was very much there. It used to feel like I have been the doing physical work for days and there is no limit to it.
I have told you how much we prepared for the kid but even after so much fussing around, we felt like we haven’t prepared enough. There used to be a new situation every day which we never anticipated. One day we wouldn’t know how to do the pamper, next day we will be suffering with the pump and the list continues.
It is actually very disappointing when you have geared up for being a parent with all your heart and then you fail really badly at simplest of the things but hey, that's what it is like to be a new parent.
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St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
I really enjoyed this visual for Color Street Application! So far Nail it With Selah and April is going great! We are eager to help you get your nails pretty or sparkly or both! If we can do it then that means anyone can do it! Look at the fun Easter Colors!!!! Which one is your favorite? Chicks or bunnies? Check all the other designs here!