|Posted by One Heart Midwifery on November 28, 2014 at 5:35 PM|
This is a time of change
This has been a year of transition and change for most people. Each family that has a new baby coming into their life begins a new journey. This new life bring hope, joy and adventure. Remember as you go into the first 3 months of life that a baby is in a 4th Trimester. The baby spends 3 trimesters in your tummy and another in your pouch. When you take and own the 4th trimester and know that you baby's whole world is to nurse or feed and be carried and rocked. At three months there is a magical change and they come up out of the pouch eager to begin to see the world. It is at this time that they begin to reach out to touch the world and see more and stay away longer. They are not ready to be away from you just ready to see the world with you. Be patient with this time as it will pass all to quickly. Rest as much as possible. Eat well, drink well and make your to do list small.
We have reminded mothers that have other children. If everyone is fed and safe it has been a good day. Anything else is extra. Dads, know that your work is appreciated. All the extra meals you prepare, the laundry that you will do, the grocery shopping with the other kids and the rest that you will miss too.
Be grateful to each other everyday. When you are extra tired, be more grateful for each other and all the work you are both doing to keep up with the tasks at hand.
May you take every moment and cherish it for tomorrow those moments are only memory.