I am pretty far behind on my blogs. This little dude was actually born about a year ago... but due to a busy last year I took a while off of blogging. I am planning to get back into some writing, adding some interesting content to each session in hopes that someone finds my babbling useful. Today I am going to talk about the newborn phase. I have many first time parents that are thrown into this new gig with no idea what to do next. Yes, you can read all the books but the second you walk out those hospital doors you are on your own. You google, text your mother and you hope for the best. So here are a few tips and a few links that maybe you will find helpful.
First, watch this video before you go into labor. Watch it again before you leave the hospital. Ask your nurse, or pediatrician to go through putting your baby in the carseat before you are discharged. Car Seat VIDEO And I don't mean the 5 minutes before you walk out the door. Try it more than once and have the nurse check it for you. It is new. You want your baby to be as safe as can be so please read the directions, watch a video, get some professional advice and do it right every time.
Next, I get lots of questions about belly buttons. Smells, leaks, when does it fall off. I am not an expert but I have seen some weird stuff... Here is some information from the Baby Center on that exact topic. What to do with the BELLY BUTTON
Your first few days home will be all about feeding and sleeping. It will be about how much, do you think they have enough, they just spit up, do I need to supplement. Here is a little information that might be helpful. Eat, Sleep Poop Advice
I don't like to reinvent the wheel by paraphrasing or rewriting someone else thoughts but I feel like these people here have some worthy, "what I wish I had know about newborns" advice so check it out. What I wish I knew advice.
Last, I am a newborn photographer and I don't pretend to be a doctor. Sometimes during a session here in my home studio I will talk to clients about my babies, things I have learned, things I think may be helpful to them but I will always direct you to ask your pediatrician for medical advice. I love my job here in Colorado Springs, CO. As an army wife I have had the opportunity to work in several states with so many families. Each one is unique and I am grateful everyday that people allow me precious time with their newborns.