Here's the biggest rule of thumb, give yourself
Patience can get you through every day. Have patience with yourself and all those who are trying to help be there with you, in the trenches of the diapers, feedings, burpings; all of it. It does take a village to raise the precious gift of life that there could ever possibly be. Life, young and old, is a gift. Wrap it with the best paper and ribbons and hold it close as you never know which day could be a last day. We, your babies, represent exactly what life has to offer in it's most purest and beautiful form. If you are having a tough time, ask for help. It does not make you less of a parent to ask for help, in fact it makes you a great parent because you knew there was a limit that you had reached and you still wanted to do what is best for us. Thank you for thinking of us in such a loving manner. Remember everyday may not be your best day, but your are our entire world everyday and we love to see the world shining in all it's glory. We thank you for everything that you do for us! We love you and we know that you can do a wonderful job in giving us the best life imaginable filled with love, laughter, and hope.
Patience, Patience, Patience!
Hugs and kisses to all of you!