Each time I have had a newborn baby placed on my chest after giving birth I have felt many emotions: joy, excitement and relief to name a few.
This tiny, wet, crying little life was now entrusted into my care. This baby, who looked nothing like the chunky “Gerber” baby we usually think of, looked like a mad old man. 🙂
This baby that had been growing inside of me for the past 8 1/2 to 9 months was finally here. Now what?
I have often said that it takes more for people to get a driver’s license than it does to become a parent. There is no manual to read, no test to take, and no license given to say that a person is capable of taking care of a baby.
Sure, there are plenty of books about parenting, but I thought it might be nice to write down my experiences and thought s on babies. Someday my own babies will be parents and maybe, just maybe, they might be interested in how things “used” to be.
So, I am starting a weekly series called Baby Basics. I have some topics in mind that I would like to cover for the next several weeks.
I do hope that those of you reading this blog that have experience with babies will chime in. I would love to hear from you on these topics because I don’t know everything even though I have five children.