Eeeek first time mum needing help!

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Ilovecheeseandlovinglife Tue 02-Apr-13 09:22:44

I suspect this isn't the right place for this post but not to worry...

I was just looking for a bit of advice really..

First baby will be here any day now and I'm just feeling a bit anxious that I have no clue what to expect still. Never held a newborn baby without its fearful mother helpibg me or changed a nappy in my life :-/
When I ask family/ friends about what I should expect in the first week they will tend to pawn me off with some crap that their child has always slept well/ you'll instantly know what to do etc etc. just want to know an average 24hour routine/ or lack of for a newborn. Ie is there any logic behind why you'd choose to have a shower first etc. how often do you bath your baby? I know ill get into my own routine but just curious as to what you did.
Many thanks!

DrGarnettsEasterMixture Wed 10-Apr-13 20:50:26

Congratulations, what a lovely name! Hope you're settling in nicely at home, how are you feeling? smile

Ilovecheeseandlovinglife Wed 10-Apr-13 21:09:12

Sore, exhausted but totally in love! Past few days have merged into one! Good luck to all the mummies to be and Thankyou to all the mums for all the great advice!!! I'm being a pathetic new mum and just staring at her when I should be sleeping haha x

sleepyhead Wed 10-Apr-13 22:01:51

Another wee boy (Gregor), so a little brother for v proud ds1 who's 6 - it's a big enough age gap that I've forgotten quite a bit, like the feeling you've just closed your eyes and they wake up and need feeding again...

Don't worry if you have a wee emotional crash in the next couple of days if it's not happened already - totally normal. I wept coming home from hospital with ds1 because dh hadn't done his breakfast dishes and so I was bringing ds home to a dirty house blush. It's The Hormones.

I'm fully expecting to feel crappy some time around tomorrow (plus my milk's coming in so I will suddenly have two footballs stuck to my chest) and have stocked up on chocolate to combat it.

forgetmenots Wed 10-Apr-13 22:09:32

Congrats sleepyhead, your boy's name is on my shortlist, a very strong wee man smile

Teachercreature Mon 15-Apr-13 00:32:25

Congratulations new mummies! And Ilovecheese I was the same with my DD - felt like it was Christmas for weeks! It's a wonderful time despite the tiredness smile

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