Personally, I find very few things as cute as new babies. Their skin is softer than silk and satin combined, and their tiny fingers and toes are just begging to be held in the palm of your hand. They're also, well, terrifying. When a human being is so tiny and so dependent on you to survive, it's only normal to spend every waking hour of every single day freaked the you-know-what out. But rest assured, new moms: there are a few things you don't have to worry about on your baby's first night of sleep. Will you be overwhelmed? Sure. Will you be exhausted? Definitely. But will a little peace of mind go a long way in helping you adjust to new-mom life? Absolutely.
My son's first night of sleep outside the womb wasn't necessarily "normal." He was rushed to the NICU right after he was born, so I found myself worrying about every single movement he made and every single sound that came out of his tiny mouth. Then again, it's pretty normal for all new parents to worry about the sites and sounds coming from their tiny humans. So while postpartum life wasn't exactly what I had planned and/or prepared for when I was pregnant, that constant, terrified feeling is, I think, a pretty universal experience for most parents.
Which is why you, new mom, deserve to cut yourself some slack. It'll be pretty impossible not to worry altogether because, well, worrying goes with the parenting territory, but here are a few things you absolutely don't need to spend your time obsessing over: