Observations Of A First-Time Mom At 3-Weeks.

(This was written exactly 18 days after my son was born... For whatever reason it was never published, but reading over it, I think it is great! So here is it, published two years later....

That's me! A first time, I have no clue what I'm doing or should be doing. I read so many books on pregnancy while I was pregnant. I never thought to read one about what happens after pregnancy.

So, consider this tip #1 from me, read at least one book about becoming a mother, or at the very least baby's first month. I am living proof that there is some sort of "mothers instinct" because my son is still alive! Better yet, he is fat, happy, dry and well rested... Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for myself.

My son was born via C-section weighing in at 8pds 4oz and 20 inches long. I am now entering into my 3rd week of mommy-hood. It's actually been really great, tiring but great. My husband is hopeless as well, but a fully hands on dad. Which, is not always a good thing. My husband cannot keep his hands off of our son! I am constantly trying to explain over-tired and over-stimulated baby to him, but of course he has to learn the hard way. Which is me throwing him out of the nursery and rocking our son BACK to sleep!

I was terrified of becoming a mother. I am an aunt to four beautiful boys, so I do have limited experience with babies and with boys for that matter, but still its true, NOTHING can prepare you for parenthood. Granted I'm only 3 weeks in, tired as hell and slightly cranky, but I do love it. My son is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me! Funny I thought being pregnant was one of the worst things ever (see: www.tiredofbeingpregnant.com), but now it was beyond worth it!

Two confused parents=One amused baby Hopelessly we are trying raise a baby who is clearly smarter than both of us. April is an award-winning writer and blogger. Her work has been published in over ten countries and four languages. From books to newspapers, to print/online magazines and everything in between, you can find her work. For more on April, Visit AprilMcCormick.com