New baby brings lot of happiness and excitement for parents who soon feel overwhelmed with everything new too. I have experienced the excitement and the nervousness both while bringing my girls home.
My elder one was born 3 weeks before the due date and we were not really prepared. I still remember the time when we got her home and we both had lot of mixed feelings. Also we were very thankful that my MIL was there with us as we were in US at that time with absolutely no help.
And I still remember the time when we were bringing our younger one home from the hospital. My elder one was very excited and was announcing and showing off her baby sister to everyone. It’s not easy when you already have an elder one to take care of too at home. Elder one also needs lot of love and care at this time.
I remember watching their little expressions when they slept and looking at them with amazement thinking that they were mine and I made them. 🙂
There are few things to be careful about before bringing the baby home-
Before Leaving the hospital-
Make sure you have a comfortable dress for your baby to take him home in and it should be according to the weather too. If its winters make sure you carry a cap, blanket and a full body suit for the baby. Make sure you know who is going to be your baby’s paediatrician and a first appointment all set before leaving the hospital too.
Make sure that everything is all set at home too before you leave for hospital. And it’s a good idea to arrange everything few days in advance as it will be helpful if you deliver before time. Things like diapers, blankets, sheets, medicines, feeding pillow, baby towels, bottles and formula milk etc. are few essentials which you will need immediately.
It’s not easy not to feel overwhelmed with this new phase of life but try staying calm as it is just a phase too. Cherish every moment as they grow really fast. It is very important to share all your feelings with your husband and any concerns with your doctor.
Don’t forget to schedule a doctor’s appointment for your baby and yourself too. In starting you need to go quite frequently for your baby for check-ups and vaccinations. And also do not forget your Ob/gynae appointment as your body needs all the care in the world too as pregnancy and delivery can change your body.
Once you are home, everyone would want to visit and see the baby. It’s ok to say no if you are not feeling well or need some time to settle down first. Don’t get stressed out about cleaning the house and schedule the visits to avoid too many people around the baby at the same time.
Now you share with us your memories of bringing your new-born home.
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