I think if new parents haven’t been around a lot of babies, they can be fairly shocked when they have a little one of their own!
I was one of those parents. I had worked in a neonatal intensive care unit for my job, and the babies were exhausted after feeding. So they ate, and then they slept right through until the next feeding time. Full-term babies were fussier, but usually close to being discharged, and hey, there was an entire staff to entertain them and carry them around or play with them!
I thought I would be doing things in between nursing my baby, like cleaning the house and exercising, and that there would be a lot of baby sleeping. read more..........