If you are currently in the waiting stages of pregnancy, you know your life is about to change. Whether it’s your first baby or your fifth, you know things will be forever different once your little one arrives. The tough part is, you can never anticipate all the changes that a newborn baby brings.
Here are 5 changes that your sweet little newborn is going to make in your life from their very first cry:
If this is your first baby you will be surprised by a drastic change in your perspective. All of a sudden girls’ night out and having the latest trends aren’t going to be the main things on your mind. That little bundle of joy is going to fill your thoughts. Caring for and providing for your new arrival will be your main focus, and you will realize so many of the things that used to be SO important to you really don’t matter.
If this new baby isn’t your first life is about the change in a big way for your other child(ren). You will hold your newborn in your arms and all of a sudden the big brothers and sisters enter and they instantly look so grown up. It will make you a little sad that they seem so much older all of a sudden, but it gives them a chance to grow in a big way. It’s fun to watch as your children learn to interact with and help care for the baby.
You can help the older siblings make this transition by making a big deal of all the new exciting things they get to do now that they are older than the baby.
The moment your children are born time starts to fly by. You will have some tough days that seem to last forever, but then you will realize that an entire year has passed. The days of your baby being so little that you can hold them in your arms and rock them to sleep are over in the blink of an eye. You are excited as they reach each new stage, but will also feel sad at the stage they are moving out of.
Each new child also makes it harder to accomplish basic tasks in life, like making dinner, doing the laundry, or making it out of the house. Having a good daily planner can help you stay on top of your family schedule. Make sure that older siblings activities are not lost in the mix of the new baby.
A weekly date night sounds amazing, but it is not reality for many new parents. Once the baby is born it becomes increasingly difficult to have time alone with your significant other. Each new baby makes it more difficult. You have little eyes and little ears everywhere you go. Baby will be on your brain constantly, but make sure you consider to prioritize your significant other in your life. It’s much too easy to get caught up in the day to day and end up growing apart. Protect your relationship by getting away once in a while just the two of you. Be a good example for your children of what a healthy relationship should look like.
Life goes by quickly and you want to capture every moment of it. That way when life slows down you can look back and remember each stage your family went through. As a newborn photographer, I would love to help you capture your maternity, newborn, and family as you go through life. Set up an appointment today to get started!