As part of the Huggies’ series, I’m sharing my experience when Knox & Sloane were newborns. This time a year ago, they were still my newborn babies.
I was scared something was going to happen to them; I was scared I couldn’t protect them. Looking back now, my anxiety was pretty high. I was going on adrenaline, but in extremely happy new baby bliss, too.
I think breastfeeding gave me a wonderful bond with Knox & Sloane as newborns. I did each one individually for several weeks and then I did them at the same time. As newborns, it really gave us a physical closeness that we had already been sharing for so many months while they were in utero. It was just a tad bit different and, of course, more comfortable for us all. I’m thankful I was able to breastfeed and that they wanted to. We lasted until they were about ten months and then it just got a bit too hectic.
I know I’ve blogged about this multiple times, but getting Knox & Sloane on a schedule early on really helped me to enjoy my time with them even more as newborns. We went for two weeks just going with the flow, and while it was fine, it was kind of like a waiting game. Once we started trying to schedule, I didn’t feel the anxiety like I did before. Of course a schedule didn’t happen overnight, but it didn’t take long either. They thrived on it and it definitely helped me be the best mom I could be. It helped me get better sleep, it helped my milk and it helped my overal alertness. I knew what and when they were doing it and we were able to be organized, which let’s face it, organization never hurt anyone
When you look at my newest post, quite a bit has changed, huh? haha.
Have a good day!