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February 26th, 2012, 08:18 AM
joonzgurl's Avatar Proud mama of 2 girls
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If you could tell new mom you somthing, what would it be?
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February 26th, 2012, 08:52 AM
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Remember to breathe.

We get so caught up in daily survival and doings especially for those first 6 mths that sometimes we forget to just simply stop and breathe deep and relax for that 30 seconds before moving forward. Its those moments where calm and some realizations happen.
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February 26th, 2012, 09:12 AM
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It is okay to let your baby fuss a little. A little bit of fussing leads to self soothing, which is helpful at bedtime and with playtime.
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February 26th, 2012, 09:57 AM
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It's ok to leave the house a mess and go play with your child instead. The dishes will be the same after an extra night, but kids grow up too fast.
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February 26th, 2012, 10:21 AM
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Exactly what Cass said. I would tell new mom me that my housework can wait, but babies grow up way too quick and to cherish every single moment with them.
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February 26th, 2012, 12:18 PM
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It is OK that you don't parent the same way your friends and family do, your kids are going to turn out amazing because of how you do what you do, not because of how others think you should do it.
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February 26th, 2012, 01:01 PM
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It doesnt last forever. What feels like a lifetime at the moment is really just a blink in the grand scheme of things. When you look back at the hard times, they will be so tiny, they wont even matter.
Breathe, and this too, shall pass. But be careful, cos that includes the good times too!
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February 26th, 2012, 04:09 PM
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dont let anyone pressure you or make you feel bad about your decisions IE breastfeeding, bottlefeeding, CIO, being "crunchy" etc....you do what is best for YOU nothing else matters as long as you and your baby are healthy and happy


oohh and if you do try breastfeeding and it fails...do NOT feel bad about it!!! just accept that you tried....and just be the best momma you can!!!
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February 26th, 2012, 04:18 PM
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Kristy - I wish someone had been there to tell me your second one. I tried so hard but it didn't work for us and I felt like between the c-section and not being able to breastfeed like I was failing at the things my body should be able to do.

These are all great ones
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February 26th, 2012, 04:38 PM
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Let the dishes sit for an extra hour and go hold and cuddle that baby because they will soon be a toddler that wants nothing to do with you.
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February 26th, 2012, 08:03 PM
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You will get through it, and don't have a nervous break down.
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February 26th, 2012, 08:48 PM
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Sometimes the "experts" don't know what's best for you and your family. Don't be afraid to research the options and go a different direction.
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February 27th, 2012, 12:41 AM
TheOnlyPink's Avatar .... In a house of blue!
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van, love that one. it was one of the biggest pieces of advice i got as a new mom, and i followed it. I dont think i put jake down for a year! and i am SO glad i did, cos its like i blinked and now he is nearly 5 and i have to bribe him for cuddles!
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February 27th, 2012, 06:36 AM
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Accept help. Don't try to do everything on your own. Let family/friends bring you meals, clean your house, hold the baby for an hour so you can shower, whatever. You don't have to do it ALL.
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February 28th, 2012, 04:33 PM
joonzgurl's Avatar Proud mama of 2 girls
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I love these! I would tell new mom me that despite what you may think- when people tell you it will get better, it really will. Even though every day feels like a week, and it feels like a bomb went off in your life, it will eventually become the new normal, and you won't be able to imagine your life any other way.
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February 29th, 2012, 04:12 PM
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I love these!

Van and Robyn, I wish someone had told me that when my son was just born. I spent so much precious time striving for a perfect house when I could have just left it all to spend some quality time with my baby. I regret it every day and it's time I will NEVER get back, but I like to hope I make up for it now. I no longer care about a spotless house, I have so much time to be worrying about that when Harvey starts school and then I'll have the house to myself. For now, my toddler comes FIRST and that's the way it's staying!
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