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Advice much needed. Mercy Lily Smith Due February 10 (boy); British Columbia 43 posts
20th Jan '13

22 days till my due date. I just had my baby shower and I have a mountain of baby items staring at me. I'm the youngest in my family. And I grew up without my mother. I've never changed a diaper, and I've never cuddled a baby. All I have to go off of is internet and movies and my friends advice. I can't picture what it will be like. I'm very nervous that I won't know what to do when the time comes.

Devyn Kyler's Mama Due May 13 (boy); Duluth, Georgia 65 posts
20th Jan '13

As soon as you see your baby, your maternal instict will kick in, and you will forget life before you were a mother! Good luck, hon!

loser mom Due June 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10968 posts
20th Jan '13

Your natural instincts will kick in. :) Congratulations, btw!

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
20th Jan '13

Like everyone else said, your natural instincts will definitely kick in. Hugging and cuddling and holding the baby will come as second nature to you.
As far as changing diapers and giving baths, etc, there are a lot of youtube videos out there to show you ahead of time. Ask the nurses in the hospital to show you the correct and safest way to do it and ask them to help you while you are there.

my_babies Due March 15; 317 posts
20th Jan '13

Everything will come out naturally as soon as you see your little one.

MyLittleOnes 2 kids; WI, WI, United States 859 posts
20th Jan '13

When I was pregnant with my son I had the same fear. I never felt comfortable holding friends babies, ive never changed a diaper, never fed, i thought i was doomed. As soon as they hand you your baby you just know what to do. Its amazing!

Mercy Lily Smith Due February 10 (boy); British Columbia 43 posts
21st Jan '13

Oh thank goodness! Thanks so much ladies. and congratulations to all of you as well xoxox