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Newborn Woes

I know that I’m not the only one out there who has recently had a baby. My little guy is a week shy of being 6 months old. I tell you what, that is hard to believe! I know that the time went by fast when I had my first one (now 5), but I swear it’s going by even faster with the second one.

Regardless of how fast time is going by this time around, there are days when I give in to the newborn woes. You know, the fact that I feel like I’m not getting anything done because I’m constantly having to stop what I’m doing to change a dirty diaper, feed the little guy or move him because he’s bored (and fussing) and wants to be moved.

Sometimes, having a newborn isn’t all that fun and on those days, I just want to throw up my hands and say, “no one told me about this part of it!” You know, what happened to the fulfillment of picking out those adorable baby clothes, little dress shoes, bottles and other baby items? Instead, I’m trying to figure out when I’m going to have time to wash and FOLD all those tiny little clothes…and don’t get me started on the bottles. The truth is parenthood is hard and there is such a thing as newborn woes.

Surely, you know what I’m talking about? Luckily, I’ve found a few things that relieve the stress when I feel like giving up and throwing myself a pity-party. Below are the things that help me and hopefully, they will help you too.

Drive away. That’s right. There are times when the walls close in and I feel like the house is too small and dark and I’m just cranky because of it. Especially,…