I remember very little about my daughter's newborn months. We have photos that show a mostly peaceful baby, which is vaguely how I remember it, but I really can't recall the daily details of her newborn stage. Instead, I remember getting our first foster baby, a malnourished 6-week-old baby girl, when our daughter was just 4 months old and having an "ah-ha" moment when I realized we had bypassed the newborn phase entirely. Turns out, there are more than a few benefits every mom can enjoy when she's finished with the newborn stage, whether or not you remember the newborn stage in all its sleep-deprived glory. If you ask me, we all might as well rejoice in the little forward progress, especially before hitting another sleep regression (or six).
Our little foster baby who arrived when our daughter was just edging out of her newborn stage. She was 6 weeks old, hadn't regained her birth weight, malnourished, had a herniated belly button from crying so hard, and blocked tear ducts that made her eyes all puffy and swollen. Admittedly, she was in rough shape and wasn't your "typical" newborn. Even so, breaking out the tiny newborn bottles and resuming feedings every two hours, expecting major spit up every time and carrying her around in the wrap all day long, made me realize how good we had it with our daughter at 4 months.
By that point, our daughter was down to only two night feeds, a dream feed. and another around three or four in the morning. We didn't hate her carseat anymore, so would typically sleep if we were out and about, and she napped on a regular schedule at home. All it took was a few nights with another newborn to realize we had cleared the newborn hurdle and were already reaping the rewards of more sleep, more freedom, and more fun.