A baby is the greatest source of joy in the life of any couple. But, bringing home a little bundle of joy is also a big responsibility. So, what are the changes that will take place in your daily routine? Let us find out about them so that you can prepare in advance to welcome home your first child:
- Deep reverence for all moms- When you have to take care of your baby 24*7, one of the most overpowering feels that you’ll experience is a new respect for your mom and all other women who have embraced motherhood. You’ll be able to appreciate mothers more and feel proud to be a mom yourself.
- You’ll learn patience- Looking after a newborn requires a lot of patience. From feeding babies to putting them to bed, sometimes it will be time-consuming and frustrating. As they grow up and start crawling or walking on their feet, they’ll roam around the whole house and you have to be vigilant all the time.
- Baby will make your day- Having your first baby is not all about responsibilities. One of the best feelings is watching your baby smile at play. He will make you forget all about your worries and exhaustion the moment he smiles at you. You’ll rush to home as soon as you wrap up work to take your little one in tour arms. And in that moment you’ll know that all the pain of childbirth and sleepless nights were so worth it.
- You save for future- Many couples start saving for their baby and a secure future for the family even before they have their own child. But, if you are a shopaholic, this thing will change once you are a parent. You’ll learn the joys of budgeting, investing, and saving for your son or daughter’s higher education. So, this is one of the biggest positive outcomes.
- A new routine- You need a new routine to be able to balance between home and office. Earlier it was just two adults and therefore, managing the home was not a major issue. But, now you must feed the baby, bathe her, change her dress, pack her bag, and leave her at daycare before heading for your office. Again, your Sundays are not solely yours anymore. Plan your weekends smartly so that you can make time for yourself and take care of your daughter.
- Healthier diet- Women who breastfeed need to eat healthy. Also, when your child starts eating, you have to give him nutritious foods instead of packaged foods or restaurant foods.
The bottom line is to remember that this phase is temporary. Once your child starts going to school, he will be able to do eat on his own, take a bath without your help, and even help you in cleaning the house, watering plants, folding clothes, and other household chores. Meanwhile, constant parenting can be tiring and you must take occasional breaks to watch your favorite series or plan a romantic date with your spouse.