Robin and I have been chatting often as I remember those first few days and weeks. As I told her, it is just about getting through.
I got lots of good advice that I was passed on, and thought I'd crowdsource this one out.
What's the best piece of advice you received in the first month? What do you wish you had known before hand?
Included in my list that I passed along:
- No "helping". If hubby is going to do something, let him do it. Don't correct or suggest or "lend a hand". He's grown.
- Drink LOTS of water, and those extra 500 calories are no joke when BFing.
- Put yourself out there. It's like being a freshman in college. If you see another woman walking with a baby, introduce yourself. Exchange phone numbers.
- Get OUT of the house. Take walks. Go shopping. Grab lunch with a friend.
- This too shall pass.