3 Weeks Old
Rapidly developing baby is getting to be a bit more alert and aware of his surroundings. There may even be the hint of a smile soon, or a sound other than crying. Crying is still the norm, though!
You will soon be able to decipher baby’s cries and understand what he needs, be it a fresh diaper, a nap, or more food. Trust your maternal instincts; they are stronger than you may realize. If you are worried about anything, including postpartum blues or depression, consult your doctor.
You’ve got the picture by now: this newborn thing is hard work, and you’re doing it (and everything else you have to do!) without the benefit of enough sleep. Hang in there; this too shall pass! Accept any offers of help, or ask for it, if necessary.
Have you spread the word yet? Remember that you can share PHOTOS from the app to social media. You might want to delete the LINKS and LISTS that you don’t need any more — if you have a moment to spare!
Help! Breastfeeding has turned me into a baked-goods addict (2life blog)
Dad nails newborn photos with gravity-defying shoot (2life blog)
Video: Best diaper changing technique for newborns to reduce colic (Doc Edwards, Mama’s Chiropractic)