January 09, 2004

The First 3 Months - A Mom & Dad Perspective

Now that our first three months of life together have passed, I feel we can all breathe a sigh of relief. I can say in all honesty (not like I would ever lie) that each month has gotten progressively easier for all of us. During that first month it was quite a challenge for me and Ken to figure out what Kate wanted. Quite frankly, I'm not even sure she knew what she wanted. A pacifier? To suck on her hand? To suck on our hand? To feed? Now when Kate tries to communicate, we're all 99.9% sure of what it is that she wants or needs.

Although every baby is different and Ken and I certainly do not proclaim ourselves to be baby experts, we have put together a list of the good, the bad and the "thank goodness someone invented this" for our first 3 months as parents. We hope that this list may help other parents in similar situations searching online for solutions OR that it may help refresh our memories should Kate have a little brother or sister come along at a time FAR FAR away.

By the way, you may (or may not) be surprised at how many people use the internet to find answers to similar situations. I know I found solace in the fact that another couple's newborn would only sleep in his car seat. Yes, every night they would put him to sleep in his infant car seat and then put the car seat in his crib. I read this on a message board somewhere; and by comparison, Kate snoozing away in her swing wasn't quite so bad.

Read the review of our first 3 months!

Posted by Jean-Marie at January 9, 2004 08:34 AM
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