Posted: 23/09/2011 at 16:43
Some good advice ladies!
Take every day as it comes, is a great bit of advise. If someone visits weeks after the birth and the house is slightly messy, who cares you have a little one to look after now, they come first.
Don't buy too much, babies aren't in their first clothes for more than a couple of weeks. Try and buy a few baby grows in each size, because a couple of lbs makes alot of difference. My friend gave birth the week after me and all of the clothes she'd bought wouldn't fit cause baby was 10lbs.
Remember that 0-3 months is not the first size. Their is also, tiny baby, prem baby and the normal sizes 7lb,9lb ect.....
Don't panic about pooing, examinations ect ect, i thought i'd be so embarrassed but once the time come i simply didn't care.
Go through your maternity bag with your oh so he knows where your things are. My oh speant so long looking for my nighty, i'd already given birth in my brand new top :lol:
If you do decide to breast feed, make sure the mw takes the time to show you how the baby should latch on. It only takes the baby to latch on once wrong and you will be in agony.
I'll have a think of some more tomorrow, glad this thread is giving some good advise x