Any advice for a new Mommy?

United States
July 3, 2008 12:31am CST
I'm a late bloomer, and at 38 years old, I just had a beautiful baby boy. He was born 5/23/08, and I'm loving life! But, I'm always ready to hear advice of those that left footprints before me, so to speak. hee hee So, let lose and spread your words of wisdom so that I might raise a healthy, intelligent, well mannered, well adjusted, and loving young man!
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• United States
9 Jul 08
Congratulations! They are so precious and watching the grow and learn is incredibly exciting. A piece of good advice is that sometimes the mom knows more than the doctor, so trust yourself! Also remember that watching them learn and grow is also a learning experience for you. Another important fact, don't compare your child to other babies and children too much because they all develop and do things at different rates. I have a 1 1/2 year old son and a 3 year old daughter and they are best friends but they are as different as night and day as far as when they accomplish developmental milestones, personalities, and maturity levels! You will get a ton more advice as you run into people. I think that most importantly you have to show him love not just by loving him, but also by being happy and loving in your life with the people you are around (i.e. spouse if you have one and extended family and friends). I have so many people commenting on how happy my children are and I think it is because my husband and I have a very happy and loving relationship that forms that type of environment.
• United States
9 Jul 08
I agree with you 100% on showing them love by example, also. Thanks for your wonderful input!
• India
3 Jul 08
First of all Heartly Congratulations that you just got a kid for yourself recently. i am a teenager and i can't really give you any great advices but i can only tell you to take care of your child well and love him which is most important and try to consult doctors regularly and take necessary health care. Good Luck.
• United States
4 Jul 08
Very wise words from a teen. You will make a wonderful parent one day!
@fineartist (1217)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Congratulations on the birth of your son! That is fabulous news. I have words of wisdom that I could impart to you another time. I am too tired to say anything very meaningful, at the present times. However I really mean it when I say that the news of the birth of your son is marvelous!!!
• United States
4 Jul 08
haha...I hear you on the exhaustion!! Thank you!
@mescue (64)
• United States
4 Jul 08
Congratulations! My best advice, "Don't blink!". Seriously. My little girl is two now and time has flown. Enjoy every moment. It also helps to join mommy groups, be it on-line or meeting for coffee and conversation. You'll get ALOT of advice from many people. Don't listen to all of it. If you have any questions, call your pediatrician. Speaking of pediatricians....find one that you like. I changed my daughter's pediatrician to someone I was more comfortable with. Just "be" in the moment.
• India
4 Jul 08
Congratulations as usual! My advice to you is not to ask for any advice. Life herself is the best teacher and her surprises are worth waiting for, believe me. Each individual is special and only life trials and tribulations bring out the best in us. Let your child learn to love you with all your shortcomings. (for the coughs and colds the docs there…c’mon even they have to earn their daily bread)