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Working From Home with a New Born

I work as an AE and for the foreseeable future Iโ€™ll be WFH. My wife and I are blessed to be having our first kid come July. I would love any advice, tips, etc. on how to best prepare and manage the craziness of working from home with a new born. Thank you in advance for any help ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ

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sahil
Notorious Answer
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Deepak Chopra of Sales
Congratulations! I'm in the exact same situation, first born came in October. Here's what we went through:

1. First 2 months: Hell. Don't both trying to work. Just try to survive. You'll both be SO sleep deprived. You'll think you're doing everything wrong. You're not. It's normal. Just keep on keepin' on. Best thing you can do, if you can afford it, is a night nurse. It is SOOOO worth the money.

2. Next 4 months: Get daytime help. Either a nanny who comes to you during the day, or a place to drop off the kid. We are lucky to have my parents around. But you cannot work if you don't have someone else caring for the kid fulltime. My wife and I both work, so in case your wife doesn't work...this doesn't apply.

This is as far as I've made it... will update once we get to the 1 year mark.

Good luck. It's LITERALLY the best thing in the world. But you'll never sleep well again. Just get used to that.
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
Night nurse and a nanny? Man, I'd have no commission left! Haha.

Congrats to you as well, @sahilย 
YOTPO
Fire Starter
+1
Account Executive
Congrats to you and yours on the new addition and thank you so much for your input! I knew there were probably some people who had experienced this given the past year. Great stuff!
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
Take time to be with your wife, 1 on 1, without the baby. Check in daily. When a new life is added to a family of 2 (the couple) there's a tendency to divert all the attention towards the care of that baby. That's all good...but the health and development of that child is intrinsically linked to the health and continued development of your relationship. Communication expectations, on both sides, so nothing gets lost in translation or just assuming the other person should just know something.ย 

I've done it 4 times. There's no perfect how-to solution. Everyone will have suggestions and tips; listen to them but make your own, educated choices based on how you want your new baby to be raised.ย 

But if there's one thing I can't stress enough...you and the Mrs. have gotta be in lock-step and your relationship is primary. That sounds odd to say - maybe even a little heartless - but trust me, it's for the end benefit of your new little one.ย 

Congrats and blessing on your and your growing family!ย 
YOTPO
Fire Starter
+1
Account Executive
Thank you so much for the great advice. Weโ€™ve already had these discussions about not just focusing on the baby but our relationship as well. Once again, thank you for the input!
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Don't have kids yet, but congrats that's exciting
YOTPO
Fire Starter
+1
Account Executive
Thank you!
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
Congrats to you and your wife! Best of luck!
YOTPO
Fire Starter
+1
Account Executive
Thank you!ย 
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Congratulations and you would need to have some great nights (out of sleep - haha!) exciting days await - please make sure you stay hydrated!ย 
YOTPO
Fire Starter
+1
Account Executive
Very excited for it. Water will be essential!ย 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Thoughts and prayers.

And congrats!
YOTPO
Fire Starter
+1
Account Executive
Thank you very much!ย 

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