You've just settled down in your home with your new, squishy baby. You are spending A LOT of time resting, healing, eating, and feeding your newborn. You're staring at your baby's sweet, sleeping face. You shouldn't have many household responsibilities yet. But what about the rest of the day? What to do with all of those hours while you're healing and bonding with your baby? Here's a list of some awesome (and probably addicting) Netflix shows that you can binge-watch during your early postpartum. Important disclaimer: Your hormones may still be fluctuating quite a bit, so you can pick and choose your show based on what mood you're in.
...you want to laugh: New Girl. Zooey Deschanel doesn't disappoint with this comedy sitcom. A little ridiculous, a little romance, a lot funny.
...you want to turn your brain off: Parks and Recreation. As hysterical as this show is, it requires just about zero brain activity to enjoy. When you've got a new baby and your life has just changed completely, sometimes a comical and light-hearted show is just what you need.
...you actually want to use your thinking brain for something other than examining the color of the diaper changes: Scandal. Fair warning: you won't be able to stop watching this drama series.
...you want to cry: Parenthood. Sometimes you gotta let it out. Parenthood is an excellent drama series about a large family and all of their struggles and triumphs. You are guaranteed at least one good cry per episode.
...you are feeling nostalgic: The Wonder Years. Did you forget that this show even existed? Yeah, me too. But I cant. Stop. Watching.
...you are feeling ornery: Orange is the New Black. Has anyone started watching this show and actually not loved it? Fair warning: If you're easily offended by nudity, foul language, or violence, this isn't the show for you.
...you want to watch re-runs of the best show of all time: Roseanne. This may be my personal opinion (well, okay, it definitely is), but it doesn't get better than the Conners.
Did you binge-watch any shows while you were feeding and relaxing with your newborn? Which ones were your favorite?