Okay, this is totally the first time mom in me coming at you seasoned moms with questions.
Is it normal for a newborn to want to be held 24/7? I’m pretty sure the answer is YES, and I’m happy to indulge because I love, love, love having her on me.
Here’s a typical scenario at our house:
Evelyn will be napping on me - passed out like a college kid who had 10 drinks too many - and then as soon as I put her down either in the swing or on the couch (so I can get up to pee, eat or just stretch a bit), she is awake and squawking.
I do a lot of baby wearing to get things done around the house. And it feels good to have her next to me.
I’m just wondering - is this typical newborn behavior to never want to nap anywhere but on someone (most preferably mommy?). I was under the impression that most babies like their swings or other movey-type contraptions.
Kids Make Liars Out of Their Parents
In true baby/child fashion, Evelyn has made a liar out of me in the hours it’s taken me to write this post (yep, it’s been in draft form for hours). This afternoon we went out to our very first restaurant meal since she’s been born and I guess the fresh air knocked her out. Because since we got home I placed her in her swing for a nap and she’s been out for 45 minutes. This is unheard of! Not a peep from her!
In that time I’ve done: 2 loads of laundry (well, one is still in the washing machine but it totes counts), vacuumed, washed a sink full of dishes and written 2 thank you notes. I never knew I could get so much done in such a short period of time. Nothin’ like being a mom to show you what kind of super powers you have, eh?