It’s time to set some limits… Really.
Right about now, you might notice your baby starting to experiment with behaviors that don’t thrill you so much, like head banging, hair pulling, and pinching if he doesn’t get what he wants. If you have older kids, they will love this. (No, they actually won’t.) Set firm limits— if he figures out that he can bulldoze you now, he won’t have qualms about doing it when he’s under siege from the hormones of pre-teen hell. Babies want limits, and yours will feel secure in the knowledge that you are in charge and won’t let him behave like a tiny psychopath.
Your baby’s probably babbling like crazy, too. Right now you can probably prompt, “What does the cow say?” and she’ll joyfully respond, “Moo!” This is quite hilarious and adorable and only gets old if you hear your sweet pea clucking like a chicken at three in the morning because she wants you to get up and play the “what does the animal say” game. (Don’t play at 3 am, by the way. Seriously.)
Babies are super social beings, and when your little one looks at you, you’ll feel like the most famous person in the world. That feeling is what leads to wanting more babies, so just make sure you’re taking precautions if you aren’t ready for more. In case you didn’t know this, BREASTFEEDING IS NOT GOOD BIRTH CONTROL! Okay, we feel better.