I will admit that I didn’t think I would have to worry about how to bond with baby, I thought it would just happen. But sometimes, it doesn’t just happen.
When you found out you were pregnant, you probably imagined the moment you would meet your baby. You probably daydreamed about how it would feel when the nurse sat your baby on your bare chest.
You may have assumed you and your new baby would have an instant bond from the moment you laid eyes on her. You and your newborn would be two peas in a pod, you just knew it.
Now you may be realizing that is not always the case. The first few weeks with a new baby is brand new for the both of you. Baby is trying to adjust to life outside the womb, while you are trying to adjust to being a new mom.
Maybe you are surprised by how little your newborn feels like your baby and how much she feels sort of like a stranger. (This is normal, don’t sweat it.) …