In the beginning it was just taking care of the baby (or just staring at her in awe...) and not doing much else. I never slept when she napped as everyone says you should.....at those times I would try to fit in housework and things like that. For the first month I couldn't drive so we were stuck at home. After that we would usually visit with friends/family a couple days a week.
As the weather gets nicer, you can take your LO out for walks just to get out of the house if there is no one during the day to visit with.
When my LO was your LOs age I spent most of the time looking at her, watching her sleep, feed, feed, feed, taking loads of photos and eating loads of chocolate, going for little walks, seeing my mum and dad and leaving the housework for a while take it easy and enjoy the early days, I remember my LO being 1-2 weeks old and it feels like yesterday, she is now 9 weeks and the days are flying by
I took Harrison to our first baby group when he was exactly 1 week old, and I've taken him every week since so far he's pretty much slept the whole time each week, but I'm getting to know a couple of the other mums which is nice seeing as all my friends live 350 miles away. It gets kinda lonely!
Other than that I go to my mum's or my nan's house. Or I visit my aunts or I walk there and back again to see how far it is (lol) and on days where I cba to go out LO and me have a pj day with blanket, tv and cuddles. It's also a good opportunity to nap during the day when LO has his nap (usually between 11.45-3pm), which is always refreshing
First few weeks were just at home my OH has thur fri and sun off so was just mon-wed really as I'd usually visit family on the sat. I also had 2friends on maternity do I saw them a few times. I started going to baby groups when LO was around 8 weeks, I personally prefer the children's centre ones for babies. LO is 15weeks now and we have a routine
Mon- baby group
Tue- shopping/housework/playing etc
Wed- baby group
Fri- baby massage then out with daddy
Sat- visiting my family
Sun- visiting OH fam or out for day
We go for walks and just play and I try to keep up with housework when we're not doing anything. I started groups with my friends but you soon get chatting to everyone else. When we finish baby massage were starting musical minis. If your the type of person who enjoys getting out and about try googling things to do in your areas or stop by local children's centre and pick up a list if activities.
My LO needs lots of touch my days are pretty much breastfeeding and letting her nap on me while I watch TV or play on the internet. Occationally I get to eat, use the bathroom or throw some laundry in, but when I come back in the room she is usually crying.
Wow -- some of you mums are super organised! In my case, the first weeks were sleeping, feeding baby (FF) and recovering from c-section/pre-eclampsia. Now that LO is 10wks old, sleeping, housework, feeding baby and playing with baby, and um....being lazy and reading a book or two -- not much into mum and baby groups myself (live in a small village), but we do go for walks if the weather is okay, and um....BnB, a bit of facebook with friends and did I mention a bit of housework? Feel a little like MadMen/1950s housewife at the moment, but don't meet the OH with a cocktail at the door when he comes home (it's more like, hand him the baby and have a nap!) and I was supposed to be working on a new book! HAHAHA
My hubby went back to work after 1 week. I was really nervous as I had a csection and was worried about carrying lo up/down stairs etc etc but it was fine! In fact I loved it! Lol. I spent my days on the sofa bf'ing lo while watching films and eating sod the housework for the first few weeks, just do the essentials like tidying up (icant bare to sit in a messy room! Hard with a newborn tho ha) and catch up with the more important chores when your fella is home
Just enjoy it rather than stress about it if you can
I started taking LO to baby groups at 2 weeks. Other than that I take him for a walk, feed him, change him, get him to sleep, try to fit in stuff like eating, showering and using the bathroom. I watch TV and films and read while I feed LO and if he's napping on me.
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