I have been thinking alot about new moms and the things they need to know and just trying to learn what is the best way to tell them stuff.
You know, I do not want to come across as pushy or negative, but then in some instances you wonder if you should have pushed more.
I got so tired those first couple months as my son was very colicky. I remember my SIL saying, “Give him until he is three months old and it will be so much better.” I thought I would die before he was three months old! But you know, looking back she was the only one who gave me much hope! She said she had been there, she knew it was hard and it does get better with time. Is that best advice?
What was your best piece of advice someone gave you?
Also on breastfeeding, I am real staunch breastfeeder. I mean I understand totally there are people that cannot breastfeed and have trouble with it, but I do not believe it is as high of a precentage as it is preceived. I have seen friends who truly have trouble breastfeeding and some people who really just do not want to do the work of it. So, how do you deal with that? How do you help someone without them just ignoring what you say because “She is a fanatic breastfeeder!” ?
What about freezer meals? Did you like having meals in the freezer when you had your first baby or was it not needed?