I’ve always been a bit of a worrier. Not a major worrier just enough so it’s considered healthy. Honestly having a baby turns anyone into a paranoid freak! Here’s the things you worry about…
If your baby doesn’t sleep then you worry that they’re not sleeping enough. If your baby sleeps a lot then you worry that they’re getting too much sleep and that they’re ill. Should I wake her to feed her or leave her be? I’ve yet yo decide on an answer for this one.
Is she too hot? Is she too cold? Her hands are always so cold which makes me worry if she’s cold but then her torso is always warm so should I be worried?
Am I interacting enough with her? Whenever she’s awake I try to talk to her. If we’re doing anything then I explain what we’re doing. When she’s on her playmat I talk to her and try to teach her mouth shapes which she occasionally copies.
You worry if she’s eating enough. Is every three hours often enough? If she then starts eating more you worry if she’s eating too much. If she’s switched from every 3 hours to every 2 hours should I worry?
Should I be taking her out of the house more often? Is she getting bored of looking at these four walls? Is she enjoying the playmat?
My way of coping is to keep thinking that if she’s not crying then things can’t be that bad!