(do something) for the first few (days/months/etc.)

You can talk about an early period of time with the phrase "for the first few ___".

For example, if a new employee has joined your team, you can suggest that they train with someone at first:

You should work with Sam and have him train you for the first few weeks.

As another example, you can talk about your first helicopter ride:

I was scared to death for the first few minutes.

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