“When a child is born, the entire Universe has to shift and make room”. Stephen Gaskin
No matter your situation, take the time to appreciate your newborn and your new abilities as a parent. This ‘Golden Rule of Postpartum’ is simple, effective and help you in those first several weeks of transition.
Two Naps. One Event.
A nap in the morning and another nap in the afternoon. Because at night, you mostly just get naps. Fifteen minutes of stretching out and closing your eyes is a nap.
An event is a visit to the pediatrician or your friend comes over. One a day. Both are social events, worthwhile indeed, though that does require more energy from you. Try to plan events a day apart, rather than two or more on the same day.
For your first days and weeks postpartum, when you don’t really have a schedule, do plan your time for a brief nap. It’s also a good idea to set your visiting hours.
You’ll continually learn and adjust. It’s easier if you give yourself this extra time in the beginning and line up reliable, positive support.