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A Whole New World – Diary of a Newborn Baby


April 1, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Diary of a Baby


Diary of a Newborn Baby | Baby & Beyond

This post is part of a series of posts I am writing titled Diary of a Baby chronicling the candid confessions of a baby from 0 to 2 years old. You can find the entire series here: Diary of a Baby


Age: Newborn Baby

 

Hello Diary!

 

Where do I begin? So much has happened so fast. A little while ago I was snuggled up in my cocoon. Everything was so warm and cozy. There were gentle calming sounds playing all the time. There was a rhythmic beating sound that gave me comfort. I could sleep and wake up as I pleased. Food and water were brought right to me. I would just float around all day, not a care in the world.

 

All of a sudden, I don’t know how or why, I’m out in the midst of all this bright light. Its cold and there are loud sounds everywhere. People are all talking at the same time and I am scared. I start crying and that seems to make everyone even happier and squeal in delight. Isn’t that weird?!

 

I recognize a familiar scent, it smells like being in my cocoon. I want to snuggle close to it but after a second I am taken away. All these people are probing and prodding me, I am so terrified. Then they have me wrapped in a sheet and taken back to that familiar scent. Ahh I like it much more here. The smell and touch are familiar and comforting.

 

Ohh and now I’m hungry. In my cocoon I had food brought right to me without even asking. Now I have to cry to get it. It’s a tough world out here man!

 

In all the chaos I recognize 2 voices. They used to talk and sing to me in the cocoon too. Being in their arms makes me feel loved and secure. They’re calling themselves Mamma and Papa…I’ll go with it. Mamma was the one who used to sing to me and try to catch my hand as I floated about. I guess I used to make her a bit nauseous with all my somersaults and dancing around, but I think she actually liked that. And whenever I heard Papa’s voice, I would kick out my legs out and try to play with him. Yes, I like these two and I’m happy to be with them.

 

But  what is with all these other people picking me up and touching my cheeks? I don’t like it! I wish I could just crawl back into my cocoon and go to sleep. *Sigh*

 

Until next time Diary, signing off.

– Confused and Overwhelmed

 

A Whole New World - Diary of a Newborn Baby | Baby & Beyond

A Whole New World – Diary of a Newborn Baby | Baby & Beyond


Did you know that babies in the womb can start hearing sounds right from the 20th week onwards? The first few sounds they hear are the whooshing sound as blood flows through the mothers body and the sound of her heartbeat. That is why after being born they feel comforted by the sound of white noise and mother’s heartbeat. By 24 weeks or so in the womb, they can start hearing and discerning outside sounds as well. I noticed that there were some specific songs that I used to my baby before he was born, or play repeatedly on my player, and after he was born those same songs would comfort him and help him sleep.

One of my favorite songs to sing to him and one that I still sing to put him to sleep is “A Whole New world” from Aladdin. There is something so magical about that song and somehow the lyrics seemed apt for a mother to sing to her newborn. It made the perfect title for the first post in my series “Diary of a Baby”.

Check out the next post in this series here: Boss Baby! – Diary of a 2-weeks-old Baby.


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Comments
  1. Lavanya said on April 1, 2018 4:52 pm:

    That’s something I didn’t know! Nice post.

  2. Reema Dsouza said on April 1, 2018 6:02 pm:

    This is so lovely! Such beautiful narration 🙂 Looking forward to read more.

    1. Baby & Beyond said on April 1, 2018 6:07 pm:

      Thank you! Do come back for the next installment tomorrow

  3. Shweta said on April 2, 2018 3:41 pm:

    With a tinge of humor, this is such a different and nice post to come to. Love the lovely narration and the perception. They must be going through something very close as to what you have jotted.
    Also, thanks for the foot note too!

    A for Acquaintance (Love is not my need)

    1. Baby & Beyond said on April 2, 2018 7:01 pm:

      Thank you so much… That is what I intended with this series

  4. Nikita @beingmammabear said on April 3, 2018 9:12 pm:

    Suddenly I am glad that I didn’t have any visitors just after the baby was born. I know we think it’s cute, but it is so stressful for the baby. And when my What to expect app told me that my baby could hear sounds, I started making weekly playlists of my favourite songs to get baby accustomed to my kind of music, LOL! Heading on to the next part.

    1. Baby & Beyond said on April 3, 2018 9:29 pm:

      That’s awesome! For my baby shower one of my friends gifted me a pen drive with a massive collection of songs from all genres…pop, classical, instrumental..even different languages. I used to listen to it everyday and even after N was born, listening to that music used to calm him. It’s truly amazing..they really can hear everything in there

  5. Surbhi said on April 10, 2018 9:53 pm:

    So adorable. That’s exactly what all babies must be thinking. Coming back for next 🙂