When your beautiful/handsome newborn came what was your biggest challenge.
by abraMarch 25, 2013 at 10:21 PM
Balancing being mom with being a wife. :-)
by lauratupperMarch 25, 2013 at 10:25 PM
feeding, ds was born with a cleft palate.
by JTnJTMarch 25, 2013 at 10:30 PM
The challenges varied with each. With my first, my biggest challenge was my own self doubt. Could I, would I be a good mom? Was I doing everything right? What if I did this or that wrong? I worried myself into a major funk.
With my second, the challenge for me was, balancing the things that need to be attend too with a newborn, and keeping my ODD from feeling like I was neglecting her in exchange for the new baby. Then, 8 wks after she was born, I found out I was pregnant with my son. It was challenging towards the end, with my ever expanding belly, being able to carry my YDD. She was a chunk, and it was difficult there towards the end, just to pick her up.
With my son, I once again faced the challenge of doing what I needed to do for my newborn, while balancing the needs of my two girls. I think that has been my biggest challenge, making sure everyone gets their "mama time", and just keeping track of it all. I hold such great admiration for mothers who handle 3, 4, 5, 6, or more with out going crazy!!
by pittymamaMarch 26, 2013 at 12:56 AM
everything came fairly easy for us. the hardest part was adjusting to having her, my husband and my dogs all needing me at once.
by MixedCookeMarch 26, 2013 at 3:12 AM
learning to do things one handed because I was either pumping or trying to dom something while still holding the baby.
by MixedCookeMarch 26, 2013 at 3:13 AM
potty training was the second hardest!
by ZazayamMarch 26, 2013 at 3:16 AM
With my first... Doubt. I was young and terrified, lol.
Second... Knowing I had to go back to work soon, and balancing that.
Third... Relearning everything, and feeling stupid when I ask questions about things I know I've dealt with before. I feel like a first timer all over again, 9yr break is a long time, lol.
March 26, 2013 at 10:28 AM
Figuring out how to handle a super high needs baby. I had never known a baby like her before, plus I had very little experience with babies at all, and I was just so overwhelmed and bewildered. I spent many late nights on Google trying to figure out what was wrong with my baby or what I was doing wrong as a mom.