Whether it's your first, second, third or fourth, bringing a newborn home for the first time is overwhelming. Very overwhelming.
From trying to figure out your new role, to dealing with countless amounts of knocks on the door, it can be a very emotional (and tough) few weeks.
Knowing what to expect can make a huge difference; so make sure you remember the following 13 things when bringing Baby home for the first time:
1. You don’t have to let EVERYONE in when they ring the door bell
2. Eating takeaway because you are too tired to cook is perfectly acceptable
3. You will eventually turn a blind eye to the PILES of washing
4. You will spend a lot of time in bed so make sure you invest in some really nice jammies and bed linen
5. EVERYONE parents differently – whether it’s their first, second or third
6. You can NEVER have too many nappies. Ever.
7. You will be inundated with presents and well wishes – it’s okay if the thank you cards don’t go out for months
8. Baby will cry and you won't know why
9. It's okay to go out for a walk and leave Baby with your other half
10. It's up to you how you feed Baby - breast or bottle, it doesn't matter
11. You can never have to many vests. Trust us.
12. You will be in a bit of a daze for the first few weeks (and even years...)
13. Everyone will want a cuddle - even strangers out on the street