3. Don't forget to take care of yourself
You can only give what you have. So if your own glass is half full, you only have half a glass to share with your newborn.
It's so important not to let yourself go. If you meditate, keep it up!
Are you a gym freak, keep busy! Stick to your old routines as much as possible and don't neglect them. Protect your energy at all costs!
Sometimes this can be as simple as spending a few minutes longer in the shower.
Does it feel good? Then do it. If you have no idea at all about how to make this a priority in this new phase, check out my: 5 simple self-care tips for moms (the tips from day 1).
4. Accept help
Often mothers think they are falling short when they need help taking care of their baby. Nothing is less true.
In the initial phase there is so much that comes at you; it's not at all surprising that you feel overwhelmed by this and can't get out of it yourself.
The good news is: you don't have to do it all alone. Being a mother also means that sometimes you have to accept help so that you can function better.
Either the help of your partner, but also grandmothers & grandfathers, uncles & aunts or someone from your circle of friends.
Grab this help with both hands; your little one will also benefit from this.
Another cliche. Time goes by so fast, so enjoy every second of it. Be in the moment as much as possible and cherish the little things.
The wonderful baby smell, the cute baby sounds and even the angry fists at the umpteenth cry. Enjoy the moments when your baby sleeps and take in his or her peaceful face.
Every phase is special. Keep this in mind and make sure you don't lose track of time. Really, before you know it, they're running around and you're longing for those first few months.