What It Feels Like To Have Your First Baby

How Does It Feel To Have Your First Baby?

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What It Feels Like To Have Your First Baby answers the question how does it feel to have your first baby?  It’s a very common question asked by all men and women about to become first-time mother or fathers. It’s a question based on both fear and also of course eager anticipation. For any man or woman who are having their first baby, they have no idea how much their life is about to change. For most people, their life will change so much for the better. They can’t even comprehend how much better life will become after having their first baby. It will be a roller coaster ride unlike anything you’ve ever experienced in your life and if you want to become a good parent then first and foremost you’ll have to put that child above everything and everybody else including yourself and your spouse. Nonetheless, here is what it feels like to have your first baby.

The Delivery Room

Obviously, the delivery room is a completely different experience between the man and the woman. The woman and future mother is the one that has to endure all the pain. Men will experience being called names they never thought they’d be called. They have to deal with it. The man has it easy in the birthing room or the delivery room. However, when that baby is delivered and both the mother and father lay eyes on their newborn son or daughter for the first time, it’s an experience that simply just can’t be described in print. For those who have decided not to know the sex of the newborn baby, it will become an even more exciting moment. It won’t matter if it’s a boy or girl, although it’s really cool finding out for the first time. All the pain that the mother is going through and up to maybe the 24 hours before the delivery of the baby disappears the moment she sees her newborn’s eyes, little fingers, and little toes. Fathers are usually left speechless.

The First Ride Home

Most parents never forget that first ride home from the hospital. Walking out those Hospital doors and into the car and placing your baby into the baby car seat for the first time. You will be so nervous holding that baby outside and getting in that car. I can still remember the song that was playing on the radio when we drove home. When you get home, everything just feels different. You have a newborn son or daughter in your home with you now. All the gifts you received at your baby shower, the high chair, the bassinet, the stroller, are now going to become more real now. Boy, are you going to need them.

The First Couple Of Nights

The first couple of nights you’re home with your newborn baby may not seem as tough as everybody says they can be. You may be thinking wow, we got lucky, our baby doesn’t cry at night. Well, hold on to your coffee cup, because that’s probably going to change. One of the biggest challenges in having a newborn baby is the nighttime when they don’t stop crying. You may hear yourself say things in a different tone of voice you’ve never heard yourself or your spouse say before because of lack of sleep. Just hang in there, eventually, it gets easier.

Everyone Wants To See The Baby

During that first week home, you going to get phone calls from everybody. Friends, neighbors, cousins, brothers and sisters, and just about everybody you know is going to want to come over and see the baby. That’s not a good idea, especially now as covid still lurks out there. Give it some time. Of course, it’s okay to let the grandparents come over and see the baby which they probably have already seen in the hospital, but try to limit their visitors keep your baby safe and keep yourself safe because you need to stay strong and not get sick.

The First Year

For parents, the first year is definitely the toughest year. Of course, every year from that point on will have its own set of challenges. However, it’s in the first year, especially for the first baby that you’re learning. You will make mistakes, you will learn from those mistakes and everything is going to be okay. That will be times when you think “what did we do, our life used to be so easy” but then, that moment of doubt will disappear as soon as you look into your baby’s eyes. As a parent who has two sons now in their twenties, I will tell you, being a parent is the greatest thing I’ve ever done in my life and easily the most rewarding. Every year gets better and better, you will never know love like the love you have for your child.

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