Babies Change Everything!

Whether this is your first baby or another addition to your existing family, having a baby changes everything.  These changes aren’t bad, but it’s a good idea to be prepared for them.

Bringing a new baby into your home means plenty of cuddles and cuteness, but it can also mean fatigue, added work, crying, and mood swings.  Even everyday tasks can be more challenging.  While you get your home ready for baby, it’s important to think about ways that you’ll get your family ready for your little one, too.

Bonding with your new baby is important because it helps your baby feel safe, secure, and loved.  This same bonding helps you – and other members of your family – feel more connected to your newest addition.  But how do you maintain your existing relationships while making space for a baby?

Whether you’re expecting a new baby soon, or have recently brought a little one home, join us for Read to the Bump on Saturday, September 8 at 11 AM at Schimelpfenig Library.  The SMU Center for Family Counseling will share ways to stay connected, maintain personal boundaries, and establish your new routines.  Participate in a read-aloud to your baby bump, learn and sing new rhymes for baby, and talk with new friends about your experiences.  Plus, you’ll learn great information about how to read, write, sing, talk, and play with your newest family member.

For more on relationships and baby, try one of these titles:

Image result for And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives And Baby Makes Three:  The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives by John Mordechai Gottman (e-book) Image result for babyproofing your marriage Babyproofing Your Marriage:  How to Laugh More, Argue Less, and Communicate Better as Your Family Grows
Image result for The Fourth Trimester Companion: How To Take Care of Your Body, Mind, and Family as You Welcome Your New Baby The Fourth Trimester Companion:  How To Take Care of Your Body, Mind, and Family as You Welcome Your New Baby by Cynthia Gabriel Image result for how not to hate your husband after kids How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids by Jancee Dunn
Image result for The New Mom's Survival Guide: How to Reclaim Your Body, Your Health, Your Sanity, and Your Sex Life After Having a Baby The New Mom’s Survival Guide:  How to Reclaim Your Body, Your Health, Your Sanity, and Your Sex Life After Having a Baby by Jennifer Wider Image result for "The World's Easiest Guide" to Family Relationships “The World’s Easiest Guide” to Family Relationships by Gary D. Chapman

 

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