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first time parents

A book for first time parents

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Table Of Contents

Table of Contents

• Why share my innermost thoughts with the world?  Cue the Barry White… Trying to conceive!  A shift in my centre of gravity – pregnancy  Labour and delivery – and my discovery that epidurals are the drugs of gods!  Labour and delivery 2.0 – perspectives from the second time around  The aftermath – recovery  Changing 2,324 nappies and 150 sets of soiled clothing – sometimes the baby’s clothes too  1,064 hours of breastfeeding  Sleep  What do you even do with a baby?  Getting my body back  Things that surprised me  Crying for no reason  Regret  The sales pitch – why people love having a baby  Irrational fears  Firsts  Sex  Baby-inflicted relationship strain  Life lessons I got from strangers  Returning to work  Unsolicited advice for us to impart  Glutton for punishment… Second time around  Third time around  What I learned from the journey

advice for first time parents

Why Did We Write It?

When I got pregnant, my husband and I thought we should read some pregnancy books. We found
they were either very clinical, or they were autobiographical with anecdotes about being a parent.

None of them really just said it how it is. We wanted to know what you go through in layman's
terms, we wanted to know how you actually spend your day with a baby. We thought we could put that information out there.

It's hard to directly ask new parents intimate details of what they're going through. They don't have time or brain power to answer properly for a start. But it's a topic that can be sensitive if things are difficult. And people don't want to brag or talk only about their kid. So, conversations are left unsaid.

I wanted people to have a way to have their questions answered.