What kind of mom will I be?
February 28, 2009 9:15am CST
I'm about to have my first child in July. I'm a bit concerned about what kind of mom I'll be. I mean,I consider myself to be a loving, patient, and good natured person, but what if I don't know what the heck I'm doing. Little ones don't come with a set of instructions, so how do you know what to do or what to say? I would really appreciate some feed back from all those experienced moms out there.
24 Dec 10
You have lots of time to read books, talk to people you know who are parents, and get used to the idea of being a mom. A lot of stuff will come naturally, and the stuff that doesn't, is ok. The important thing is if you get overwhelmed, to call for help! If no one can watch the baby for half an hour, remember that crying will not kill a baby! If you are at the end of your rope, put her safely in her crib and have a hot shower or something else that relaxes you. Even a 20 minute break will have you feeling better and full of love again! If you know anyone with a baby, see if you can babysit a few times before yours comes so you can get used to it. You will be great.
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28 Feb 09
I know that you asked advice from experianced moms but I would like to help also, and I have no children. You are not going to know what you are doing. Congradulations you already know that. You are off to a great start at being a perent because you are willing to admit that you need help. My advice for newborns is to sleep when they do. and make your husband/signifagant other/who ever help. If there comes a time when you get the feeling of hating your baby, it is ok. call your doctor, or your mom, or your best friend, get a baby sitter for an hour and go take a nap. if this feeling persists then really do talk to your doctor because you are not alone and you do not have to feel that way. it happens. The last thing that I will advise is to realx. Your sweet baby will only be small for such a short time and you should cherish it. There is no such thing as spoiling a child rotton at that age. It is ok to be greedy with this time. Make your family come see you at home not the other way around (this may be your only chance to shower). Follow your instincts