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Our first night home with our adorable baby boy was a lot of things, but mostly– beautiful and amazing and a success.
As every parent has heard, children, they don’t come with an instruction manual so coming home from the hospital is scary. After having a very knowledgeable and helpful staff surrounding you and your baby every hour those first few days– coming home without them, it’s scary. Very. Scary. They had monitors. and tools. Things that reassured us of a healthy heartbeat. and supplies to assist if something goes wrong. At home… it’s JUST US.
Just us– trying to decode cries, trying to determine if a tiny syringe of milk really WAS enough, giving him his first bath, showing him his nursery, reading him books, singing made-up songs, getting him settled in, and reading; reading a lot.
Googling a lot. Article after article. Our search history quickly replaced with baby questions. What is cradle cap? How to treat baby acne. How to calm a colicky baby. Examples of bedtime routines. Can bath water cause ear infections? How much milk does my newborn need? How to prevent SIDS. How to bond. What. Does. Healthy. Poop. Look. Like?
Needless to say, were figuring it out. Day by Day. We’re not perfect but we have all the love in the world to give our son, and we will do our best to do what’s best for him.
Cheers to Parenthood.
“You have brains in your head, You have feet in your shoes; you can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”
– Dr. Seuss