6 New Mom Secrets

You Might Not Bond Instantly with Baby

Autumn Murray, of Littleton, Colorado, assumed that she would cherish every moment with her son, Ryland, who arrived following two heart-wrenching miscarriages. "But at 3 a.m., after two other late-night feedings, the only thing I cherished was my beloved pillow and blanket," she says. She even started wishing that she had been blessed with an "easy baby," the kind with a knack for sleep.

As for those warp-speed, baby-bonding moms, Allison Taylor suspects their memories might be fuzzy. "They must've blocked out the reality of the first few months," says the Easton, Connecticut, mom, "just like you block the memory of the pain of childbirth."

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