Bringing your baby home from the hospital for the first time can be very daunting and can create feelings of anxiety in parents. No matter how prepared you may have felt before the birth, suddenly you are completely responsible for this little person and that can feel overwhelming.
It's ok to admit you are scared (even terrified!) It's ok to ask for and accept help. That doesn't mean you are failing as a parent, more, it shows strength and love for your baby that you want to do your best for them.
Listen to advice from trusted family members or friends, read books to help guide you if you want to, but ultimately, TRUST YOUR INSTINCT and go with what you and your partner feel are right for you all as a family. [Read more...]