What No One Tells You About a Newborn

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There is nothing like bringing home a newborn for the first time. You are flooded with emotions. You are hopeful and ready for this new life that you have waited for. Most likely you have been given advice, been told how life will be different with a newborn and maybe even have some tips ready to use. However, there a few things that no one tells your new life with a newborn. Who better to give that advice than a group of moms that have been there and want to impart their knowledge, so maybe you won’t feel so alone.

What they Don't Tell New Moms About Newborns

“For me it was the fact that I had prepared myself so much for the pain of labor, but no one told me how awful I would feel after delivery. I was in so much pain and sooo tired for the first couple weeks. It was very depressing, but probably wouldn’t have been so bad if I’d been mentally prepared for it.” ~ MaryEllen, The Imperfect Homemaker

“Yes. Those first few weeks and days you are so tired! With my twins I, on several occasions, would dream I was taking care of my kids, only to wake up and realize they were still crying and I was still in bed.” ~ Katelyn, What’s Up Fagans

“No one tells you how you will worry about everything and question yourself a thousand times a day.” ~ Amanda, Dirt & Boogers

“You might have to resort to some shameful music to calm your fussy newborn.” ~ Kelly Holmes, The Reformed Idealist Mom

“You might read about some babies having “colic” but no one prepares you for what kind of torture it can really be!” ~ Rachael, Adventures in Wunderland

“No one tells you that the cavalry aren’t coming to help. For the most part it’s you and your baby and – while you can never be fully prepared for something you’ve never done – you should try at least a little.” ~ Rachel , A Mother Far from Home

“No one told me how hard it would be. I was independent, and suddenly I had a baby depending on me for everything. It was a super hard adjustment. And unlike everything I read, I didn’t want to hold the baby all the time.” ~ Jodi, Meaningful Mama

 “No one tells you that you now feel like two different parts of the same person: before motherhood and after. Life seems so different, and not just because you have a baby to take care of. ~ Rachel, A Mother Far From Home

“Every decision you make will feel like the most important one in the world at that moment. But you must give yourself grace and forgiveness. And know that everything will be alright.” ~ Krissy, B-Inspired Mama

“Babies don’t smile for a fee weeks except maybe in their sleep… And they don’t really make eye contact at first either. So try not to be discouraged or feel like you aren’t bonding or that it isn’t very rewarding yet. Give it time. In addition, I knew it would be hard, but I didn’t realize how hard of an adjustment it would be to my self-worth and identity. No one seems to want to talk about that part…” ~ Katelyn, What’s Up Fagans

Babies are supposed to make you happy. Unfortunately, your hormones get all jumbled up and can leave you feeling quite blue. I never knew how much these hormones could change the way I saw the world and, worse, my new baby. ~ Dayna, Lemon Lime Adventures

The truth about being a new mom is that you never know what is going to be thrown at you until you are in the middle of it! That’s why it is so important to have a support system made up of other Strong Moms just like you!  Because, let’s face it. There will be some days when you just aren’t sure if you can do it alone. Now you don’t have to!

Similac StrongMoms is just the place to find your village and find resources that can get you through even the toughest of days. Now you don’t have to feel so alone! By joining Similac Strong Moms community, you will get a number of benefits such as emails with tips and tools, along with check lists, tools, like the diaper decoder and tummy trouble tool are all available through the program/website.

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1 thought on “What No One Tells You About a Newborn”

  1. What an awesome giveaway! I remember one of my friends bringing me the BIGGEST cheese cake you have ever seen. It was awesome. It fed me and sustained me for the first 3 days of breastfeeding! And yes, hormones are so crazy. I used to cry at television commercials!

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