When we talk with folks in the new-baby days, they often reflect that they wish they’d spent less time obsessing about the birth and find the “right” stuff – and more time on how to actually cope/survive/thrive in the newborn days.
You’ve likely heard of birth affirmations, but we asked our IG crew (do you follow us on Instagram? – we love our IG Stories, it’s one of our favorite places to be) what affirmations they used in the newbie days and we thought we’d share…
Ask for help. (And takeout!)
This is temporary. They will be so different in a week.
Rest is not lazy. It is critical for healing.
There is no steeper learning curve than life with a new babe. Remember to breathe.
You are safe and you are loved. (Both for her and for me!)
There is no normal.
Everything is temporary.
Breathing reminder: slowly deeply.
You have support, use it.
Focus on the positives, embrace the mess and exhaustion.
I can do hard things.
This is not forever.
It will be something different soon – enjoy it when it’s good and trust when it’s bad it’ll end.
Don’t forget to have a good time.
Everything will change.
At least I’m not in labor!
What affirmations worked for you in the new-baby haze? We truly want to hear!!
We created a PDF if it’d be helpful to have it in a form easier to save and/or print. Drop your email here and we’ll get it over to you in a jiffy!