advice for new parents
Turns out new parents don't handle change all that well.
Do whatever you need to survive (within reason).
It's not outright manipulation, or even a conscious ploy.
The idea of bringing home multiples can be staggering. Do you really need two of everything? Will they come early? Are they identical, and how will you tell them apart if they are? Once you discover you are having multiples, your prenatal care will likely change. If you are registered with a midwife, your care may be transferred, or plans may be made to transfer you at 28 weeks. If you are scheduled to see an OB, you might be moved to a multiples or high risk prenatal clinic. You will definitely have more appointments, more ultrasounds, and possibly more tests.
New Year's often brings about resolutions to lose weight, eat healthy, or spend more time with family. But for new parents, those resolutions may not hit the mark. New parents are tired, overwhelmed, and may feel isolated. These resolutions are perfect for families, whether your bundle of joy arrived before the ball dropped, or is coming your way sometime in 2017.
Grandparents are also having their own identity crisis. Surprise and disappointment can come up during this time. It is normal to have disagreements and feel disconnected from members of your family sometimes.
In my years of internet research, I learned one core fact I think every parent should take into consideration: You can find an expert to back up any belief you have. You need to do what feels right for you and for your child. You cannot go by the book in parenting because there simply is no book.
Sleep deprivation. Endless laundry. Drained bank accounts. Parenthood is nothing if not good for clichés! There's not much that can be done about sleep and laundry, but fortunately, there are lots of ways to soften the blow to your wallet when a new baby comes along.
As any expectant parent knows, there’s no shortage of advice available for all things baby-related. Look no further than