3 Shocking Things to Expect With a 2 Weeks old baby
I get you!
I’ve been in your shoes. rigorously scanning the internet to read everything I could about things to expect whit a 2 weeks old so I could be the best mom to my baby girl. Now that I’ve lived through it all, I am committed to being a valuable resource for you to learn, discover, and realize that you are never alone on this journey. Like having a friend who had a baby in the same month as you (like I did) that you can call in the middle of the night, know that my blog is just a few clicks away to offer support.
With that being said, I never want my blog to be just a blog. This is not a place where anyone should feel excluded or disconnected. I want my blog to be a place where you can be vulnerable, become enlightened, and share your experiences with no judgements attached.
Keep in mind that what I share is based on my life. Every baby is different, and I am by no means claiming to be perfect. I know there is no such thing as a right or wrong when it comes to healthy parenting. However, I have witnessed common themes that I have faced and seen others face after delivering their little ones. I am going to mention the top three themes. Let me know if you experienced them yourself in the comments!
The First Fight with Your Partner
Yes, it is true. You could be the most stable couple in the universe, but some of the things to expect whit a 2 weeks old are, without a doubt, fight soon after the baby is born. This mostly occurs right after leaving the hospital, during the happy moment of going home with a newborn for the first time. BOOM. Right there, you will fight. It is so prevalent in new parents, so please don’t feel stressed or alone if you have experience this.
Fights typically happen happens because your entire lives have just manifested, and this parenting gig is all-new for the both of you. The nerves kicking in and the lack of sleep can push people to the edge rather quickly. Based on my first fight encounter after the baby, my suggestion is to read a lot about it. Try not to show your baby that you are stressed or sad because they really do feel everything. I know it can seem like an impossible mission, but here are a couple of tricks that you can do.
- Speak with your partner after everything is calm and explain that it is essential for you not to show the baby that you two are fighting. Instead, talk with a regular voice while sharing your point of view.
- Always remember that both of you are just trying to adjust. Give each other the benefit of the doubt and offer slack right now. It does not mean avoiding conflict, but know which fights to pick and which ones are worth just letting go. This will improve your connection and cultivate a healthy headspace.
Try to avoid what you know will stress your partner in front of the baby. It is vital as a new mom to find your inner peace. That, my dear, is the key!
Forget About Having a Regular Meal
We all know that some of the things to expect whit a 2 weeks old are be sleep deprived when the baby comes. You will have less time for yourself to go to the gym, take a shower, etc. For me, I did not know that my lunch and dinners were going to be rushed. What was more shocking was that I was eating from a stand position, trying to calm the baby most of the time. This is expected the first month, but it will get better each day with little tricks such as using a bouncer or a rocker. From what I faced, you don’t need a fancy machine (yes, I did make that mistake). You simply need something that vibrates and has some music. However, don’t get too excited, because it won’t last for hours. But use the time you do get to eat your favorite dish in peace. This might be a juggling act right now, but it’s just part of the game.
Mhmm, you heard me right. Funny enough, you will want it more since your body’s hormones are all over the place. But unfortunately, the doctor won’t give you the green light until they deem you ready (usually up to 6 weeks). Now, the truth is that you won’t have the desire immediately. Oh no, you will be in a bit of pain to want to engage. But again, this is subjective to your own experience.
In fact, you will go through phases: In the first two weeks, you will have bleeding. Once that is done, you will still feel uncomfortable for a while. Then when you finally feel ready, you will still need to wait for the green light from your doctor to go and have fun. When you are ready and cleared, how can you find the time? You will definitely need to find the time between the tiredness and the baby, but it will be necessary to reestablish your connection with your partner.
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