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When you are pregnant you can become so focused on your feelings and emotions that you can often forget to think about when the baby will arrive. Sure you may have prepared with things such as a moses basket, a pram and a carseat. But what about making the most of the newborn bubble? Those precious few weeks can go by in a sleep deprived moment and before you know it, you have a baby that is smiling and interacting with you and you can forget how beautiful that newborn bubble can be. With that in mind, here are some of the ways that you can make the most of the first few weeks of motherhood.
Make sure you book in a newborn photoshoot
Many people love the idea of professional photographs taken of their newborn but then when the time comes they may have forgotten to book it, or the moment passes you by. Take the opportunity to provisionally book a newborn photographer so that you won’t be disappointed. There Is something quite special about those early pictures that you can capture of a newborn so they are definitely worth researching and looking into.
Take up the offers of help
Another thing that you should do is to take up help when it is offered. This might be an offer of help when it comes to looking after your newborn so you can get some sleep or take a shower. It might be that you have great friends who want to help by cleaning up or family that have cooked meals for you so you don’t have to worry. This can help you to feel your best and just focus on what matters which is the wellbeing of your little one as well as yourself.
Make the most of time indoors
The newborn bubble means that you are likely to be at home more and so it might be the ideal time for you to make the most of it. You have nowhere to really be and so you can enjoy the time in your pyjamas or comfy clothes. Watching daytime TV and snuggling your little one. This time goes by so quickly, so make the most of it if you can.
Don’t worry about the house
It is so tempting to want to clean up, especially if you are spending more time at home than usual because you have maternity leave. But try and not worry about household jobs and that “to do” list. Instead, just embrace the time where you can ask for help or just leave it for another day. You don’t have to have visitors if you don’t want, and those jobs will eventually get done.
If you still have time, prepare
Finally, if you still have the time try and prepare if you can by making extra meals and freezing them. You will be thankful for easy meals you can place in the oven or the slow cooker if you are feeling particularly tired.
Let’s hope these tips help you to make the most of the newborn bubble.