New baby & no sleep

United States
October 26, 2009 8:24am CST
I just had my first child 3 weeks ago. I have not been getting a lot of sleep at night because of feedings and such. Even though I am exhausted, I feel wonderful being the caregiver for such a beautiful child. How did you feel when you had your first child?? Were you overwhelmed, and had to take time to enjoy parenthood?? Or were you supermom/superdad from day one??
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@buping (954)
• China
30 Oct 09
hi bambi, glad for you having your little beautiful baby. i think he brings you a lot of fun. i am not a mom and i do not know how excited when i would be a mom. but i do not think i would be very tired at that time. coz my grandmom in law like kids very much, if we have kid, she would make every effort of taking good care of my baby. i am a lucky girl.:)
• Singapore
30 Oct 09
Dear Bambi, Congratulation for the arrival of baby. We are not super parents. We are learning to be better parents through the mistakes we made or observation. We enjoy our parenthood. We do our best as parents. Give ourselves a tap on our shoulders. Take care of newborn baby was exhausting. We need build up the routine of baby to have regular activities time, resting and feeding time. It is more predictable for parents and baby to adjust and adapt. All the best.
@Shellyann36 (11599)
• United States
26 Oct 09
Congratulations on your bundle of joy! I recently had a baby boy in September myself. I know how you feel. His days and nights are mixed up right now and he is wide awake at night and likes to sleep during the day. It takes a while to get accustomed to. I understand you feeling exhausted. Trying to be a mother and still trying to take care of the normal things that women have to take care of can wear you out. I know the cooking and cleaning and work as well as a baby have me stretched at times. I do hope that you have some help (relatives that just love to spend time with the baby while you catch up on sleep)! I don't think that anyone can be supermom/superdad. Don't let yourself feel too overwhelmed though. Realize that you need down time for yourself, if that means that the house is a mess just leave it so that you can pamper yourself or get some sleep!
@jndlponti (2408)
• Philippines
26 Oct 09
Hi bambi...welcome to mylot!! Congratulations with your new baby. I have experience that sleepless nights also last year with my husband. Our baby is now one year old and 2 months. There are still other things that you should experience more being a mom. But it despite how tiring it is, it's worth it. It feel so wonderful being a mom. Goodluck and have fun.