Help… I’m now a parent!

If the world seems to have tilted slightly on its axis, it’s because becoming a parent is a life-changing event!

Becoming a parent for the first time is a bit like throwing your entire life up into the air and then having to catch extra bits on the way down.

Not only are you a partner, a son or daughter and a close friend – you are now a mother or father too.

The new bits include joy and absolute pleasure from the tiniest things, like a newborn smile or the curl of a little finger.Sleeping parent

And then some other bits like… less time for you, less time for your partner, family and friends and maybe more tiredness than you ever imagined.

As stress and tiredness can creep in between all the excitement – remember that staying healthy and fit will help you to take care of your baby.

Try to get help where you can – raising a child is demanding and all parents need personal and practical support.

Dad holding baby highThe better you feel, the more you will enjoy being a parent.

Taking care of your mental health, your physical health and your relationships are the key.

These three things will help you have more fun, and more energy and stamina for when you need it.

Watching your baby grow is one of the most amazing and exciting experiences of parenthood.

“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bank balance smaller, home happier, clothes dirty, the past forgotten and the future worth living for.”


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As always, have fun with your baby…  Sue  🙂


2 replies on “Help… I’m now a parent!”

  1. cbuffone says:

    Hello Sue,
    You have some very good, simple advice on receiving that little life changing bundle of joy into our lives.

    I had forgotten as ours are grown but fortunately, they have been blessed with two new grandkids. Your writing has served as a great reminder of the kind of help that is valuable. My wife and I will heed your advice and help in supporting the mental well being of our daughter and her partner to help them deal with the new additions.
    Thank you.

    • Sue says:

      Congratulations! How blessed you have been to have two new grandchildren. I am sure that they will bring much happiness, along with a keen reminder of the constant level of vigilance needed to care for young babies!

      I imagine that asking your daughter and her partner what form of support they would appreciate would be extremely welcome. I’m guessing something ‘sleep-based’ would come high on the list or time for themselves possibly!

      Many thanks for your kind comments and best wishes to you all with your new bundles of joy! Sue 

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