Being a mom can be the most exciting times of your life. You feel so happy to hold your baby in your arms. But your body is weak and it needs time to recover after giving birth.Your little baby may not allow you to take adequate rest.
There are many ways in which you can prepare yourself before your baby comes in this world to make your life easier after delivery.
Before your baby is born, shop for things that you need after the baby arrives. Shop for diapers, sanitary pads, wet wipes etc. This makes sure that you do not have to run to your department store after delivery.
There are many hormonal changes in the body after giving birth. So you may become moody and irritable after delivery. Some mothers have to deal with post partum depression. So talk to your partner and prepare him so that your moody nature does not hurt him.
Stock up on groceries, toiletries etc so that you do not have to worry about shopping. Prepare in advance a few meals and refrigerate them. Later on you can just pull them out and bake.
Ask for help. You are a new mother and both your hands are full at the moment. So ask your partner to take charge of household chores for few days. Or hire a babysitter, house cleaners etc. Take advantage of whatever help you get.
Pamper yourself as your body needs it. Spoil yourself a little bit by watching movies in bed while you are feeding your baby. Take enough rest. Your body has worked very hard and now it demands rest.
Buy some disposable paper plates, cups and other utensils so that you do not have to worry about washing dishes for few days.
Encourage the siblings to bond with the new baby. Let your older children spend time with the baby, give them some responsibilities which you feel they can handle.Do simple exercises like walking. After delivery, you need to be fit again.
Above all, accept your baby as the person he is. This way you will be able to adjust better with your new born.