After our son was born, he and the mother had to stay in the hospital for the following 3 days in accordance with the standard procedures of the country. I heard from some of my friends from other countries that this follow-up time doesn’t even exist and they send the babies and the mothers home right after the delivery. That is if the mother had a normal delivery, not a cesarean. Baby Arrives Home.
Those three days included some checks on the baby, blood tests, as well as the mother’s, and some other medical treatments to ensure both the baby and the mother are well and ready to go home. Baby Arrives Home.
After three days, we were finally ready to bring our firstborn to his home. We dropped by to the pharmacy store to buy one cream, which we hadn’t bought because we had forgotten about it.
He slept all the way. The engine sound soothes him, because in accordance with my experience, whenever we drive somewhere in the later months, he slept in the car.
Like father, like son. I myself still like the white noise. Especially the vacuum cleaner sound makes me relax and makes me feel like I want to go to sleep cuddling a blanket all warm and all. I tested this on our baby too. Whenever he started crying, or I felt that he is uncomfortable, I turned on the vacuum cleaner or hair dryer sound on my phone. Works like a charm. Not 10 out of 10, but maybe 8 out of 10, because those 2 out of 10’s are when he is hungry and wants to be fed really bad.
Everything was ready when he arrived home, of course and we started watching him like we would watch a flying cow for hours, checking him up after every tiny sound or movement he makes. Sometimes we did not even need him to make sounds, we just watched him nonstop for minutes.
We were only two few days ago, and there is a new living human being right next to us.