- Get a good ring sling. They are adjustable, and they keep baby close and give you a pair of hands to do laundry, dishes, or read a book.
- Don't give up on nursing too soon! Nursing is often misunderstood as being totally natural and easy. It IS natural, but it's NOT easy in the early days. Read "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding" and take the advice. After a few weeks you will be amazed at how easy and wonderful Breastfeeding is.
- Don't worry about "training" your baby. You have plenty of time for discipline (trust me.)enjoy this small amount of time when discipline is not necessary. In my opinion you can not spoil a newborn. The transition from womb to air is severe, and the transition should be made as smoothly as possible. As your baby gets closer to age 1, techniques can be altered according to the baby's needs & abilities.
- Do it YOUR way. There is a reason why God gave your specific baby to YOU. In my experience "Mommy Gut" is almost never wrong. Let your inner mommy talk. If someone tells you that you are doing something wrong, be confident in your choices and decisions...and stand by them. Don't give in to something because you assume that an experienced parent knows a better way to do things....they don't. Every baby is unique and must be parented according to his/her needs.
- LEARN TO SWADDLE!
I have some of the same memories with the triplets, but that's the bittersweetness of having multiples....you never seem to have enough time to snuggle them as much as you want to.