People are in general anxious when it comes to bringing home the new born baby. It needs a bit of mental preparation. To quote a wise pediatrician’s remark to the parents of the new born regarding this ordeal, he said that “Happiness is inversely proportional to your expectations”.
If you are wondering what kind of preparation you need to take, then let me give you an example. You should be prepared to tolerate the constant crying of your baby for at least 4 hours a day. If you think your little angel will not cry, then you are still in the fantasy world. If instead of 4, your baby cries for 2 hours, then you must consider yourself lucky enough for possessing one of the best babies in the world. Many experienced people say that the key to happiness is low expectations.
But it certainly does not mean that you need to be a pessimist. You can have high ambitions and expect the best possible happiness with your newly blossomed family. But lowering expectations, especially about your ownself would certainly help.
The first few weeks which you have to devote to your new born baby is really tiring. You may grab a copy of the book, From Birth To Reality:Heading Home With your Newborn by Laura Jana to know more about the practicalities of this newly acquired parenthood.
Though this may seem to be a mammoth task, do not be panicked. Many things happen for the first time in life and handling things efficiently can be great fun. According to writer and pastor, Chuck Swindoll. Attitude towards life is the most important factor. The inevitable cannot be changed but the attitude towards it can make or mar your state of being. Life is not about what happens to us, but actually about how we react to it.
It is important to develop a positive attitude towards life. One best possible way to develop it will be to concentrate fuly on your present task rather than pining for the past or getting anxious about the future. Give your 100% to anything you do. If you have this kind of attitude, you will see that bringing home a baby is actually cool!!!