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Calling all new moms-to-be. You can do the prep work and read all the “what to expect” books, but nothing can quite prepare you for what it’s like to have a newborn until you bring your baby home.
The truth is, you’re about to enter uncharted territory. You’ll have to master new skills on little sleep, and probably after an exhausting labor. At some point it will hit you that you now have the awesome responsibility of a new life. That’s a lot of pressure.
Some mothers handle the newborn phase with more ease than others. But all new moms start out clueless. Here are 8 honest truths about what it’s like to have a newborn.
The newborn phase may feel unending, but it doesn’t last forever – the good or the bad. Eventually, your baby will start sleeping for longer stretches and the busy feeding schedule will slow down. Eventually, you will look back and realize you miss those tiny hands gripping yours and the sweetness of it all.
Because the truth is, you never thought you could love anything this much.
What truths can you share about what it’s like to have a newborn? Share your ideas in the comments below!
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