How to Bond with Your Newborn
A Final Word on Bonding
Your nightgown or sweat suits might be all you wear during these hectic first few months. You may only be able to take a shower a couple of times a week. You may subsist on graham crackers and coffee (although we suggest you eat as healthy as possible, especially if you’re breastfeeding). Dust bunnies will float across the room, and you may feel cut off from the rest of the world. But when you ask anyone who’s been through the experience, they’ll share that your baby will grow out of this stage before you know it. She will be wearing the next size diaper and the bigger clothes from her full closet. She’ll be holding her head steady and eating more. And you’ll be so deeply in love, head over heels, starry-eyed, and crazier about your baby than you ever thought possible. You’ll be the image of Mommy that you always thought you’d be—only better.
Reprinted with permission from Boosting Your Baby’s Brain Power by Susan M. Heim and Holly Engel-Smothers, Great Potential Press, www.giftedbooks.com
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