Just a few days late with this post, but that’s alright. I was busy with painting + organizing the house to prepare for baby! We’re getting down to the wire + it really does hit you like a ton of bricks… there is going to be a baby in this house in just 6 weeks! I don’t know about you, but the older I’ve gotten, the faster 6 weeks flies by without even blinking an eye.
As time has been getting closer, I realize that there are a lot of things that I’m clueless on about newborns. Can you take them to the beach (with adequate shade, of course)? Are our dogs going to freak out when new baby arrives? How do you know if the baby is too hot or too cold? I mean, there are a lot of factors here that I just have no idea on.
I’ve been doing a lot of reading… books, online forums, resources that my wonderful midwife group has provided. One piece of advice I’d say not only works for newborns/birth, but most things in general… stay away from Google! Don’t get me wrong, I love Google + use it often, but when it comes to pregnancy, newborns, + birth, Googling is possibly the worst possible place to search. Unless you really want to see/hear/read every horror story in the book… then by all means, have at it!
One question that has been on my mind is the pacifier vs. anti-pacifier debate. I’ve heard it is bad for the baby’s teeth… I’ve heard it soothes the baby… I’ve heard they are the devil! So what is your opinion?