Of course you're dying to come see the new baby. They're the cutest little button I've ever seen. I am excited to introduce all of the important people in my life to my new sweet baby.
Maybe you don't remember how it feels to be postpartum, or maybe you have never experienced the raw sensitivity of the fourth trimester. But I am tired and my partner is tired. If you want to come, PLEASE do not expect us to play hostess. Don't expect food because we probably haven't eaten either. In fact, if you want to really make a positive impact on this special time, you can bring us dinner! We're not picky. It doesn't even need to be warm. If you're on a budget, time is money for us. A newborn eats every two hours, on average. That does not give much time for sleeping and self-care. It definitely does not give time for chores. Something as little as running the vacuum or doing the dishes would lighten our load substantially. Did you know, dear friend, that between 1 in 6 and 1 in 4 women will struggle with postpartum depression? Did you know that a lack of support is a major factor in postpartum depression? Just taking a few hours of your day to lend me a hand can be the difference for my health. I know you love us and want what's best. So, dear loved one, please help us.
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