If you would have asked me about the newborn stage with my first child, I probably would have told you that I wanted to get through it as quickly as possible. As a new mom with little experience, I had no idea what I was in for.
Now two more children later, I look back and realize that I was just in complete shock realizing how much my baby needed me. Now that my girls are older and don’t need me as much, I know how truly special the newborn stage it. When I was pregnant with Macks, I was really looking forward to the first few weeks at home with him. Now I am savoring this precious time and all that it has to offer, because I know it won’t last for long.
From watching them sleep, to sleeping when they sleep. It’s all so wonderful and peaceful.
Tiny fingers and toes and even all of the tiny clothes. It’s all so cute.
Being close and being able to provide nourishment for your baby is the best feeling in the world. I forgot how much I love to nurse my little baby.
New Baby Smell
There is nothing like the smell of a newborn baby. I find myself just putting my nose against his head and taking it all in.
Your newborn needs you more than ever those first few weeks of life. It’s that closeness that really helps you feel that bond between a mom and her baby.
All they want to do is cuddle up to you. Knowing that doesn’t last forever, I take full advantage of holding him close and cuddling.
The Movements and Noises
The stretches, sleeping smiles, and the little coos are enough to melt my heart. I try to capture them all on camera just so I can always remember them.