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

  1. #19
    Debbie Lee Guest

    The funny faces they pull! Gabby pulls this crack-up funny face when she is about to yawn!!
    Oh, and she rolls her eyes when she is windy!! Very funny!

  2. #20
    Registered User

    Mar 2005
    Sydney, NSW

    One of the things I loved the most was when my baby would wake up after a sleep. I would miss her and would hover around when she was due to wake up. Of course after her feed and having a few minutes with her, I wouldn't have minded if she'd gone back to sleep!!
    Also I just loved (and still do 6 years on) kissing her constantly. And just watching. I could watch my child forever and just be in awe. xo

  3. #21
    Stacey Guest

    i agree with all of your comments ...

    I am still in awe of my 14 year old, she is so beautiful and talented.

    I am in wonderment of my 4 month old ... as I watch her and think of all the possibilities for her and wonder !!

    I love to look into their eyes and feel the deep connection I feel as their mother ! it is truly inspiring and worthwhile !

    They are the best I could every do !!!

    I sometimes feel that I am too lucky and that I don't deserve to be so happy !! with my 1st child I thought it was all too good to be true and that something awful would befall us .....

    children are so precious .... and the best thing about babies is their trust in our love for them !!!

  4. #22
    Registered User

    Feb 2004


  5. #23
    Registered User

    Jul 2006
    Western Sydney

    Aawwww these are lovely! Makes me want my own NOW hhmmm maybe I'll go check out the 'hardest thing' thread to come back down to earth

  6. #24
    Registered User

    Jan 2006
    Central Victoria

    Awww! Reading this has just made me forget how hard it can be and made me focus on how great it is.
    Gazing into each others eyes after a feed when they're all sleepy is the best
    Seeing a happy smile, especially for Daddy
    And everything else that has already been said.
    I feel so lucky to be a mum.

  7. #25

    Dec 2005

    When they are born and you know your baby's cry straight away - this is truly amazing. And when they fall asleep on your chest - hearts connected. I miss that.

  8. #26
    BellyBelly Life Member

    Jan 2005
    in the valley of cuddles with mountains of smiles

    can someone collate the list as a whole - all of the above ...it has all been said - for me it is the most wonderful feeling snuggling a precious baby to the beat your heart and feeling their warmth and then another.

    newborn babies are so much fun -especially when there is more than one

    - being stopped and your babies admired by strangers ...

  9. #27
    Colleen Guest

    def the newborn smell
    the feeling of knowing you created such a beautiful litte person
    the pouty lips at booby time
    the smiles & giggles
    All the "firsts"
    the first meeting & the overwhelming happiness it brings to you, over all the tiredness pain, it carries you into a state of pure bliss!
    their soft brand new skin, just to touch it - its unexplainable

    this list could go on for days!!

  10. #28
    Registered User

    Sep 2005
    In the middle of nowhere

    those little fingertips on your bare skin

  11. #29
    Registered User

    Aug 2004

    Knowing that you are their world. No one can settle them as well, know them as well, or love them as much as you do.

  12. #30
    Registered User

    Jul 2005
    Perth Western Australia

    For me it would have to be the little smile of contentness she gives just as she is drifting off to sleep & and seeing her with her daddy makes myheart lmost explode with love.

  13. #31
    Registered User

    Jul 2005

    I agree with all of these.

    The amazement that this new person in the world came from you and your partner can't be put into words.

    It's like Christmas every time you see them...

    Everything about them makes you cry happy tears...

    Oh I have to stop, now I'm crying and I want another baby already!!

  14. #32
    Registered User

    Jul 2005

    Its pretty much all been said...

    for me its:

    - her beautiful smell
    - the first breast feed- just amazing, thats when i fell in love
    - the way she never fails to give the biggest cheesy grin every time her daddy says "Daddy's home!", even if its a weekend and hes been looking after her all day!! lol

    This is sooo sad, shes not a new born anymore. It seems like it only lasted a week!

  15. #33
    Debbie Lee Guest

    They can't answer back or get away from you??? Naaah.... j/k

    Their smell... it's intoxicating! I used to sniff Gabby for hours! LOL
    In fact... I still use lux flakes to wash her clothes just because it reminds me of her as a newborn!!
    Those special little smiles that only you get!! Gabby and I had special "Mummy-Gabby" smiles that Neil didn't get for a couple of weeks.
    Those magnificent cuddles! I don't get them anymore unless Gabby is unwell (so I get snot and tears along with the cuddles now, LOL).
    The teeny-tiny little clothes. Just soooo cute! It's nice dressing a doll!

  16. #34
    Registered User

    Feb 2004

    LOL Deb, I'm still using the same shampoo on Zander for that very reason!

  17. #35
    NewmumLou Guest

    For me it has to be the first smile. Josh looks up at me with such joy..... it seems like i am his world to him, and no-one else has that special connection.