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Newborns

Hi all,

If there was an anti-complaints corner, probably this post would fit right in there. Today I went to visit a friend of mine and his wife, who just had a baby girl a month ago. It was a wonderful time: the baby is gorgeous, and seeing the glow in their proud new parents' eyes just made my day.

We discussed their challenges and daily difficulties of being new parents, especially since it's their first child, but the smile on their faces and their positive attitude gave me the feeling that it's completely worth every minute of it.

I am "sold" on babies! What have they done to me??? I even offered to babysit every once in a while, so more exposure to cuteness to come.

Well, just that. Today I love the world. And I want to shout out a big "hooray" to all new parents, old parents, soon parents-to-be, and wannabe parents.

Have a wonderful week!

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What a great post, thanks!
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Old 27.03.2011, 20:22
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I am going to have my own newborn in a few weeks if you feel the urge to get this awesome baby smell!
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Hi all,

If there was an anti-complaints corner, probably this post would fit right in there. Today I went to visit a friend of mine and his wife, who just had a baby girl a month ago. It was a wonderful time: the baby is gorgeous, and seeing the glow in their proud new parents' eyes just made my day.

We discussed their challenges and daily difficulties of being new parents, especially since it's their first child, but the smile on their faces and their positive attitude gave me the feeling that it's completely worth every minute of it.

I am "sold" on babies! What have they done to me??? I even offered to babysit every once in a while, so more exposure to cuteness to come.

Well, just that. Today I love the world. And I want to shout out a big "hooray" to all new parents, old parents, soon parents-to-be, and wannabe parents.

Have a wonderful week!
Thank you!! Our baby is due at the end of September and most people seem to enjoy "warning" us of all the misery to come. It's so so nice to hear something positive. In fact, you've made my day. I'm in bed since Saturday afternoon suffering the third cold/virus I've picked up in the last three weeks. It's no exaggeration to say I'm feeling a bit blue. Your post made me smile!
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Old 28.03.2011, 09:10
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Thank you!! Our baby is due at the end of September and most people seem to enjoy "warning" us of all the misery to come. It's so so nice to hear something positive. In fact, you've made my day. I'm in bed since Saturday afternoon suffering the third cold/virus I've picked up in the last three weeks. It's no exaggeration to say I'm feeling a bit blue. Your post made me smile!
Yes it is extremely difficult to take care of a baby. It is a lot of work. But when you see their little face, fingers and toes it is the most powerful emotion you never felt before in your whole life.

When you look at them when they are sleeping, you feel the urge to eat them! (not litterally.... of course )

The baby smell is something you can't get enough.

You'll be tired, exausted and you'll feel like you are going nuts. But one look at the baby and you forget all of your fatigue!

People don't tell you that because you don't have to get a warning about how much love your heart can carry. But you need a warning of how much work it is and to be prepared.
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I really like newborns. But I couldn't eat a whole one!
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Old 28.03.2011, 09:27
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Don't have my own, but have been working with babies for about 10 years now. Newborn babies are so cute. I love treasuring those precious moments parents share with their babies on photographs.
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Re: Newborns

When I was in my twenties, I spent a summer with a relative who was in the process of having her third child. Watching the kids run around, she asked me if seeing them affected my desire for children. Roughly speaking, my response was "well, I'm not against it, but...".

Now I am in my thirties, and when I go home I see my little brother's kids I think my answer has changed a bit since then. I guess it is becoming more of a goal for me, though I do have to get some things out of the way first.
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Old 28.03.2011, 10:51
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Cute post! A friend of ours popped round the other day after work, and sighed how happy he was to see a smiley little baby after the day he'd just had.

I find that babies (when they're peaceful ) take away the stresses of life... and everything seems very simple again.
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aaah- just what I needed to hear! Went for dinner with a few friends on Saturday and heard tons of horror stories - why do people feel they need to prepare you in such a manner when you are pregnant with your first?? Good thing both the hubby and I aren't the type to really take other people's words for things without experiencing it ourselves, but it is always nice to hear good words about what we will be living this fall as they are usually just thrown in at the end of very long stories with a "but it's worth it all"!
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aaah- just what I needed to hear! Went for dinner with a few friends on Saturday and heard tons of horror stories - why do people feel they need to prepare you in such a manner when you are pregnant with your first?? Good thing both the hubby and I aren't the type to really take other people's words for things without experiencing it ourselves, but it is always nice to hear good words about what we will be living this fall as they are usually just thrown in at the end of very long stories with a "but it's worth it all"!
Ignore the horror stories, I got told them all and I've not experienced the horrors 'yet' congratulations
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aaah- just what I needed to hear! Went for dinner with a few friends on Saturday and heard tons of horror stories - why do people feel they need to prepare you in such a manner when you are pregnant with your first?? Good thing both the hubby and I aren't the type to really take other people's words for things without experiencing it ourselves, but it is always nice to hear good words about what we will be living this fall as they are usually just thrown in at the end of very long stories with a "but it's worth it all"!
You're also due in the fall? Want to meet up? I'll send you a PM!
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Ignore the horror stories, I got told them all and I've not experienced the horrors 'yet' congratulations
Nobody told me any horror stories before I had my first which is why I felt like a complete failure when it wasn't all heaven, I even thought I had a genetic defect that kept me from enjoying motherhood, now I know that problem wasn't the baby but other circumstances. It makes me happy when I hear how much other women are able to enjoy it. You deserve it and your babies deserve it!
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Thank you!! Our baby is due at the end of September and most people seem to enjoy "warning" us of all the misery to come. It's so so nice to hear something positive. In fact, you've made my day. I'm in bed since Saturday afternoon suffering the third cold/virus I've picked up in the last three weeks. It's no exaggeration to say I'm feeling a bit blue. Your post made me smile!
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Ignore the horror stories, I got told them all and I've not experienced the horrors 'yet' congratulations
Same here.. the thing is, even if/when things get tough, you can handle it. Women are made to handle it.

I think people get a bit too stressed about babies these days, and forget that it's been done since the beginning of time....
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Old 28.03.2011, 12:11
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Being informed and panic are two different things...I think we had it so easy because I knew about a lot of potential risks, so one even subconsciously prevents, without much thinking...and then just coasts through.

Newborns are lovely, all babies, really. Tots are major fun, preschoolers are so sage for a lack of better words, little thinkers, their ethics kicking in. Kids teach me a lot. Kids and old folks.

To all soon to be moms, good vibes and stress free nesting.
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I think people get a bit too stressed about babies these days, and forget that it's been done since the beginning of time....
thanks for the great advice! I'm due in August, and really want to enjoy my baby rather than be tired and stressed out all the time! I'll remember this to help me chill out and relax!

oh and Folio Rose, I also had three viruses within the space of a month in my first trimester, I was so depressed! But now into the 2nd trimester and I'm feeling fine, pregnancy does get better!

great thread by the way, I too am fed up with people complaining about how 'hard' it is, it's great to hear someone talk about how wonderful it is instead!
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I don't know why but my 4yr old loves teen mom program on MTV, we just watched a bit, she loves to watch the babes and their daily routines...it's amazing how well parents adjust and just cope, without being really really ready, the textbook way..Instincts kicking in and all. I think we go overboard with a lot of prep work, materialistic ways. Not promoting teen pregnancies, but man, wish pregnancy and delivery was as easy, as it is for the young mommas
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I loved anything to do with babies when I was a little girl too, maybe it's our maternal instincts showing.
I think I'll have to go and watch teen mom now to get some parenting tips!
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I don't know why but my 4yr old loves teen mom program on MTV, we just watched a bit, she loves to watch the babes and their daily routines...it's amazing how well parents adjust and just cope, without being really really ready, the textbook way..Instincts kicking in and all. I think we go overboard with a lot of prep work, materialistic ways. Not promoting teen pregnancies, but man, wish pregnancy and delivery was as easy, as it is for the young mommas
No kidding!! Ten years ago, I could drink a bucket (or two!) of beer and wake up feeling pretty fine. Now I feel like I have a hangover half the time from being pregnant - and obviously I haven't been drinking! I don't consider 31 so old for the first child, but it's definitely crossed my mind since getting pregnant that we should have taken the baby plunge earlier than we did.

Well, wonderful EF ladies, thanks for the wisdom and insight! Now it's time for me to go take a nap and get back to a healthy state. I have learned that working with preschool aged children while pregnant is mental! Particularly during the first year living here as I have no familiarity and resistance to the "local bugs." I've been sick for three weeks straight with three different ailments. Now I've been given a certificate to stay home all week. Thank God! I need to be 100% before I go back into that germ factory!
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