The first time you hold your first-born in your arms is one of life’s most important moments. It’s at this point that you know you are going to be ahappier person.
Your child and the feelings of love you have is unlike anything you felt before. So naturally, you want to find a way to mark this moment. To celebrate being a new parent, what are the best things you can do?
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A family photo session
For some new parents, photos at this stage brings the fear of god into them, especially as they haven’t left the house for so long. But there are so many newborn photography companies out there, clearly the people want to celebrate the birth of their beautiful child, but the photographer will also be professional enough not to show your various chins! You will look back on these photos with great affection in the years to come, and think about how simple everything was, apart from the lack of sleep of course!
A couple of hours away
You might not bear to be taken away from your baby, but a couple of hours away is great for everybody. You don’t need to go on a night out or anything, but a couple of hours to get your priorities straight, and to enjoy a nice cup of coffee without the feeling of vomit in your hair is more than enough to calm you down and recalibrate.
A gift basket
We don’t treat ourselves when we are in the midst of diaper changing, midnight feeds, and the lack of sleep. So, morale, in some ways, can be at its lowest. Why don’t you take the opportunity to get yourself a few things, all those home comforts you haven’t had for a while? Whether it’s a little bottle of wine, some chocolates, or the opportunity to do your nails, these little moments of heaven will make you feel a bit more human again.
And on the topic of feeling more human, you haven’t slept properly in months, and you are doing your best to sleep when you can. But instead, why don’t you give your baby to your partner and take a nap? This will give you partner time to bond with baby and you a break. Those few hours will feel like absolute bliss!
Yes, you might be living on take out right now, but if not, your favorite meal delivered to the door, with a movie, might be exactly what the doctor ordered. It doesn’t have to be a major celebration to mark the birth of a newborn. After those difficult couple of months, you need to find a way to treat yourself. When you think back on the first couple of months, it will be a blur, but there will be these little moments that you do remember. Whether it is the fact that you spent a couple of hours having the most blissful nap, or the fact that a take-away pizza never tasted so good, these are all little celebrations to take advantage of when you do become a parent for the first time.