7. Healthy Eating
I know carbs sound like an amazing idea when you are still half asleep and still wearing your pajamas on the couch at noon but this is the fasted way to achieve to an initial energy boost and a hard crash later. Not fun. Start with a nutritious and filling breakfast to set yourself up for the day, this will help eliminate unhealthy snacking and cravings.
8. Look Ahead
You may not see the light at the end of the tunnel yet, but it is there. Your baby will sleep and you will get more rest…you will. Even when the days, and nights especially, feel endless, remember this is just a stage. You will one day be doling out sleep advice for your other exhausted mama friends. And just think about all the advice you will have to give! 😉
9. It’s Ok To Say No
Life can be overwhelming with a sweet new babe and it is ok to let people know if it’s not a good time to stop by. You are not required to make every event or host the next mommy play date. If you need some time to adjust, take it. Just let those friends and family members know when is a good time, so they can still get a snuggle in with the new babe.
10. Make A Game Plan With Your Partner
One thing that I was told during my pregnancy was to make a game plan with my husband on how to tackle the long days and nights. Although we did not stick to a strict schedule it did help to have some kind of plan in place so we could both get the best sleep at night that we could. Whether you take turns every other night, or one person is the early bird and one is the night owl, find what works for you. I rest easier knowing if it’s my turn “on duty” or not.