thread: What are the best things about being a mum to a newborn?

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    Feb 2003
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Australia

    What are the best things about being a mum to a newborn?

    Let's all put together a list of what we think are the best things about being a new mum for the very first time. How many things can we come up with? Lots I am sure! I will start!

    1. Realising that it is possible to deeply love two people at once.
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    3 - Just hearing that gorgeous newborn cry.

    I hear it in the supermarkert or somewhere now and realise how much I miss it.


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    Jun 2003

    4. The Newborn smell...my baby (toddler ) has nearly lost that baby smell! *waaaaaaah*


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    Apr 2003
    Wantirna- Vic

    Well Im not a mum just yet, but I am a Auntie and godmother and I can definatly say the best thing about a new born is when they start crying and you have absolutly no idea why... You can always hand them back! lol

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    Registered User

    Apr 2004
    Outer East, Melbourne

    When I was pregnant in 2001 a friend from work had a baby about 6 months before I was due and I saw her/them in hospital and this wee little 12 hour old baby cried and it sounded like music or a kitten meowing. I couldn't understand why people didn't love this sound !

    Six months later, I don't think I ever thought my baby's crying was musical, especially at 2,3,4,5 am !

    Just watching them and wanting to hold them all the time.


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    katanya Guest

    - watching a totally brand new innocent human sleep
    - those breast feeding sticky out lips and set back chin..so cute
    - the noises they make after a feed
    - when they sleep on your heart just to listen to go to sleep
    - when they start to gain weight, feeling their tiny hands fill out
    - their skin, it is like nothing else..
    - knowing now a tiny piece of your heart exists outside your body
    It's all good!

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    Registered User

    May 2004

    The idea that you brought this wonderful person into the world.
    Falling asleep together while breastfeeding.
    Pushing a pram down the street and getting stopped by strangers oohing and ahing. (This one does have it's drwbacks)
    Being called a mummy.
    Being loved unconditionally.
    Buying baby clothes-the BEST fun in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And everything else others have mentioned except the crying.................


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    Registered User

    Jan 2004

    I agree with Cailin - The newborn smell, and picking them up to comfort them when they cry and they slow their crying down from a continous cry to a slight wah......silence......wah. almost like a little lamb, if this makes sense to anyone?? My daughter use to do this for my mum and DH but not me. Darn it, now i've gone and got myself all clucky again!


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    Registered User

    Nov 2003

    that newborn smell.. those little cuddly adorable bodies to cuddle.. hearing them cry and knowing its you there crying for.. giving a relative a cuddle and they get upset becuse they want there mummy and thats you so u get tohave them back and reassure them..

    oh how i miss it *sniff sniff*

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    Life Member

    May 2003
    Beautiful Adelaide!

    Oooooh, reading all these posts makes me well up with happy tears!

    The best bit for me is their snuggly bodies.......the way they fall asleep on your shoulder and snuggle into your neck.

    And babies heads.....their heads smell so adorable, I could sniff Olivia's head all day!

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    Aliesha Guest

    I have nothing to add yet... but i do agree with Lucy..... i got happy tears, i cant wait to be a mum, and experience all of these wonderful things (and the bad stuff too)
    Beautiful words girls =D>

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    Registered User

    Sep 2004
    Sydney's Norwest

    It would have to be ...... so hard to pick. Definately the smell of them when they snuggle up to you.
    The softness of the back of their neck.
    Going to sleep with them on the boob and waking with them so close to you.
    Their sweet baby breath (without the vomit smell)
    Oh the list could just go on and on.

    Take care

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    poodleowner Guest

    The way they smell.
    The way they look so content when asleep.
    The way they recognise you and only want you within hours of being born.
    The new found confidence you get when you realise you are responsible for a life.
    The sound of a burp after a feed.
    The way their skin is so soft and perfect.
    They give you the best possible reason for living.

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    Mar 2004

    a big loud burp
    that just clean baby smell
    the first smiles
    watching them for hours and never getting bored
    the way thier chin wags when they feed
    there are so many cute and wondeful things about having your very own new born I could go all night.

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    Registered User

    Feb 2004

    Bumping this up as there are lots new mums and new mums to be

    The best thing about a newborn is

    - watching them sleep, so contented
    - feeling their breath on you when they are snuggled up
    - seeing their first smiles
    - the little cries they make - so cute!
    - seeing Dad with them and realising that now there is proof of your love together

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    Scarlett Guest

    Being content to sit and marvel at them while the sleep, their facial expression when you come to pick them up, the noises they make when feeding, smiles, each milestone and just realising how much it is possible to love someone.

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    Registered User

    Jul 2004

    ~Seeing them happy and babbling away to themselves.
    ~That new baby smell.
    ~Smiles and laughes.
    ~When their crying and no one but you is able to stop them just by picking them up.

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    Registered User

    Feb 2004

    * That baby smell for sure
    * The little gurgles he makes when he is happy
    * The snuggling up against my neck
    * When he sleeps!