13 Parents Share Their Favorite Things About Newborn Babies
When you bring a newborn home, and you're deep in that “I swear I will never sleep again” phase, finding the good can be hard. Getting to know a new baby, healing from pregnancy and birth, plus dealing with sleep deprivation and a total hormone overload, you can definitely say that newborns can seem totally overwhelming.
With my 4th baby, even though I had been through the phase many times before, the newborn part still threw me for a loop, and I wondered if the hard parts were ever going to ease out.
They do — I promise things get easier. I try not to wish time away because there are so many amazing things about newborn babies, and if you need a little reminder for the good if you're battling the hard, I get it.
Read what these 13 parents say is their favorite thing about newborn babies because there is oh so much good to go with the challenging.
“Everything! But seriously, as their mother, it's the way they look at you — like you are the world. In a way, we are. I loved looking back and letting them know they were my everything — still are. Oh, and they they smell like green apples and rain.” — Deborah
“The newness. Staring at them and marveling at how tiny they are and how, in a few short years, they will be actual little people.” — Suzie
“Their (what we call) fresh eyes. They're so bright white and clear and perfect. They haven't had to strain or squint or itch. They're just perfect.” — Jana
“Neck snuggles.” — Tori
“Naps with them on your chest.” — Chaunie
“They're so squishy and easy to snuggle. Once they become mobile, they don't want to snuggle anymore. And the quiet times in the middle of the night when you're awake feeding them and it's just you and them — so peaceful.
“Oh!!! And the way they stretch! That arms way up, back arched, head turning side to side stretch that they do only for maybe the first three months, and then they never stretch like that again.” — Devon
“When babies are milk drunk! That sweet little look on their face after they've fed and they've dozed off. Love it.” — Christina
“The way they smell, their tiny everything, and the endearing sounds they make.” — Tonya
Tops of Their Heads
“The tops of their heads smell heavenly, and they're not old enough to walk away from you when your try to inhale them.” — Jenni
“The way their heads smell and those little cooing, gurgling noises that only happen with newborns.” — Desiree
“Their hiccups, their mouse squeaks, their crossed eyes. It's all so good.” — Molly
“The way they sound like kittens mewing.” — Alexandra
“Naps! The part no one mentioned before they said how you'll never sleep again.” — Lori Beth
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