Friday, November 26, 2010

What to Expect When Having a Baby

If you want to get pregnant or are having your first child, you've no doubt read up on everything you can get your hands on regarding pregnancy and babies. Many women have fears about giving birth for the first time. One thing to remember is that your life will change once you have a child.

You will need to make sure that you budget your money wisely. You won't be able to use your prepaid credit card whenever you feel like it. You will have to make sure you allow enough money for supplies such as diapers and clothes for the baby.

You may also lose out on sleep. Many babies don't sleep regular hours in the beginning. You will need to get sleep when you can, even if that means in one-hour increments. Unless you have someone there to help you every time the baby needs something, you can expect to be up a lot with your new baby.

You will form a bond with your child that you will cherish forever. Staying up on those late nights cradling your child to sleep will make it all worth it for you.

Your body will go through changes as well. While pregnant you gain weight. Once you have your baby you will need to exercise and diet in order to take the baby weight off of your body. This will require determination and motivation. It will be hard, especially if you are running on little sleep.

However, once your baby gets older you will establish a pattern with him/her. You will get used to each other and will learn when your baby needs something and what it needs. You will realize that being a mother is one of the greatest joys in life. No matter how crazy things seem at first, they will always get better.


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