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I would really like to go back and redo that whole 1st week/1st month of mommyhood

Now that I know what I should have done, what would have made it easier, I want another shot at it!

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Re: I would really like to go back and redo that whole 1st week/1st month of mommyhood

  • are you serious? ?I want my next baby to come out a month late. ?
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  • You can always have another kid! Indifferent

    So do tell.....what is this secret knowledge that you have......

  • I want to relive my labor experience. Those first 3 weeks home though- never! They were so tough. I'm thinking I had the baby blues or something because I was SO depressed.
  • For sure. I would have relaxed about things a lot more.
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  • Yep I'd sleep and bump all day long instead of trying to entertain him...I guess that is what the 2nd child is for lol.
  • Wow not me!!  I miss how tiny she was but it was a rough period for us, lots on missed sleep, kinda like or night are turning into now again.....
  • Agreed.  It would have been MUCH easier had I known then what I know now.

    I would also like to have another shot at labor.  I'm looking forward to my next pregnancy.

  • I totally agree.  It seemed so rough in the beginning but now that I have the hang of it and know what to expect, I want to re-do!!!
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  • image JenG329:
    are you serious? I want my next baby to come out a month late.

    I am with you.  I don't see how changing anything would have made the first month better. 

  • Q from 3rd trier:

    So besides a pp saying relax more, what else would you all have done differently now that you know?

    tia!

  • I would have gone home from the hospital and gotten into bed w/ my DD for the first week and not moved (and kicked DH out to the guest room too).  Nursing was soo hard the first few days that I eventually gave it up, people give you all these ridiculous guidelines about how many minutes they should be on each boob, how often you need to change the diapers, and I kept trying to put DD down so I could sleep.  What I should have done was  co-slept with her, and let her be on me 99% of the time instead
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  • I would have gone home from the hospital and gotten into bed w/ my DD for the first week and not moved (and kicked DH out to the guest room too).  Nursing was soo hard the first few days that I eventually gave it up, people give you all these ridiculous guidelines about how many minutes they should be on each boob, how often you need to change the diapers, and I kept trying to put DD down so I could sleep.  What I should have done was  co-slept with her, and let her be on me 99% of the time instead of
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  • I would have gone home from the hospital and gotten into bed w/ my DD for the first week and not moved (and kicked DH out to the guest room too).  Nursing was soo hard the first few days that I eventually gave it up, people give you all these ridiculous guidelines about how many minutes they should be on each boob, how often you need to change the diapers, and I kept trying to put DD down so I could sleep.  What I should have done was  co-slept with her, and let her be on me 99% of the time instead of fighting
    Lilypie Third Birthday tickers
  • I would have gone home from the hospital and gotten into bed w/ my DD for the first week and not moved (and kicked DH out to the guest room too).  Nursing was soo hard the first few days that I eventually gave it up, people give you all these ridiculous guidelines about how many minutes they should be on each boob, how often you need to change the diapers, and I kept trying to put DD down so I could sleep.  What I should have done was  co-slept with her, and let her be on me 99% of the time instead of fighting it
    Lilypie Third Birthday tickers
  • I would have gone home from the hospital and gotten into bed w/ my DD for the first week and not moved (and kicked DH out to the guest room too).  Nursing was soo hard the first few days that I eventually gave it up, people give you all these ridiculous guidelines about how many minutes they should be on each boob, how often you need to change the diapers, and I kept trying to put DD down so I could sleep.  What I should have done was  co-slept with her, and let her be on me 99% of the time instead of fighting it and
    Lilypie Third Birthday tickers
  • I would have gone home from the hospital and gotten into bed w/ my DD for the first week and not moved (and kicked DH out to the guest room too).  Nursing was soo hard the first few days that I eventually gave it up, people give you all these ridiculous guidelines about how many minutes they should be on each boob, how often you need to change the diapers, and I kept trying to put DD down so I could sleep.  What I should have done was  co-slept with her, and let her be on me 99% of the time instead of fighting it and tyring
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  • I would have gone home from the hospital and gotten into bed w/ my DD for the first week and not moved (and kicked DH out to the guest room too).  Nursing was soo hard the first few days that I eventually gave it up, people give you all these ridiculous guidelines about how many minutes they should be on each boob, how often you need to change the diapers, and I kept trying to put DD down so I could sleep.  What I should have done was  co-slept with her, and let her be on me 99% of the time instead of fighting it and trying
    Lilypie Third Birthday tickers
  • I would have gone home from the hospital and gotten into bed w/ my DD for the first week and not moved (and kicked DH out to the guest room too).  Nursing was soo hard the first few days that I eventually gave it up, people give you all these ridiculous guidelines about how many minutes they should be on each boob, how often you need to change the diapers, and I kept trying to put DD down so I could sleep.  What I should have done was  co-slept with her, and let her be on me 99% of the time instead of fighting it and trying to
    Lilypie Third Birthday tickers
  • I would have gone home from the hospital and gotten into bed w/ my DD for the first week and not moved (and kicked DH out to the guest room too).  Nursing was soo hard the first few days that I eventually gave it up, people give you all these ridiculous guidelines about how many minutes they should be on each boob, how often you need to change the diapers, and I kept trying to put DD down so I could sleep.  What I should have done was  co-slept with her, and let her be on me 99% of the time instead of fighting it and trying to get
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  • I would have gone home from the hospital and gotten into bed w/ my DD for the first week and not moved (and kicked DH out to the guest room too).  Nursing was soo hard the first few days that I eventually gave it up, people give you all these ridiculous guidelines about how many minutes they should be on each boob, how often you need to change the diapers, and I kept trying to put DD down so I could sleep.  What I should have done was  co-slept with her, and let her be on me 99% of the time instead of fighting it and trying to get her
    Lilypie Third Birthday tickers
  • I would have gone home from the hospital and gotten into bed w/ my DD for the first week and not moved (and kicked DH out to the guest room too).  Nursing was soo hard the first few days that I eventually gave it up, people give you all these ridiculous guidelines about how many minutes they should be on each boob, how often you need to change the diapers, and I kept trying to put DD down so I could sleep.  What I should have done was  co-slept with her, and let her be on me 99% of the time instead of fighting it and trying to get her to
    Lilypie Third Birthday tickers
  • I would have gone home from the hospital and gotten into bed w/ my DD for the first week and not moved (and kicked DH out to the guest room too).  Nursing was soo hard the first few days that I eventually gave it up, people give you all these ridiculous guidelines about how many minutes they should be on each boob, how often you need to change the diapers, and I kept trying to put DD down so I could sleep.  What I should have done was  co-slept with her, and let her be on me 99% of the time instead of fighting it and trying to get her to sleep
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  • image KathrynMD:

    Now that I know what I should have done, what would have made it easier, I want another shot at it!

     

    PLEASE educate me based on your experience.  What would you have done differently?

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  • You're nuts.  That first month is the only reason I don't want another baby yet.
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  • image adamwife:
    You're nuts.  That first month is the only reason I don't want another baby yet.

    This EXACLTY

  • We know so much more now about what to expect - but also, I got really messed up w/ BF at the hospital, and only made it with EBF until 3 1/2 weeks.  (We're still going, but most of DD's food comes from formula.)  Now that I know how to do it, I think next baby will be easier - still not looking forward to that first month, but I agree, if I could do it again knowing what we know now, I'd love to start over with DD.

     

    then again... here she is napping like an angel at 7 weeks, after sleeping from her 1 AM feed until her 7 AM feed.  So who am I to complain right now??

  • This is why you have #2...and it IS much easier.
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