Moments in Time

“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.

 

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