My son is 8 months old now (and teething so if there are odd keys in here its because I am comforting him on my lap
As far as what to say to your baby, yes the baby is new and doesnt fully understand what is going on, it is very important to keep talking to the baby gains communication skills, and learns your voice and can pick your voice out of a crowd of people. Something my husband and I did was kind of the same thing I guess you would do for a pet (NO KIDS ARENT PETS
I mean talking FOR the baby, like if I didnt feel like changing my sons dirty or wet diaper, I would hold Tristan and say, "Daddy, I need a new butt" which we still say now and our son understands what a new butt means, changing his diaper
And use goofy voices for the baby if you want to, and when you feel like you need to vent, who better to listen to you talk than your baby, the baby won't roll their eyes and look at you like your crazy, might fall asleep but thats different
I didnt know what in the world to do when Tristan came, hes my first, and when we used to hand him to the other person we would handle him as if it was a bomb that couldnt be jostled, bumped or blinked on for fear it might break
You will be a great mother, if I can be one and I thought I would be the last person to have a child in my family, then you will be a great one. You have a wonderful precious bundle that will one day sit on your lap while you are typing on a keyboard and lay on your chest and go to sleep because the baby knows you are there to keep them safe, and you are MOM... best of wishes, and have someone watch the baby, have a night to yourselves, relax with some candles and lobster! *thats how I went into labor*
how relaxing is that!