Looking for advice on how to help, support, and generally "be there" for my friend.
She just had her second child, a girl. It was an unplanned pregnancy and with their first (boy), her husband was the most enthusiastic about it. She was pretty depressed throughout the second pregnancy.
The little girl has some birth defects- both her hands are missing ring fingers and one is pretty mangled. The suspect there might be some cognitive issues too, but they're still testing.
For some reason, the baby was given formula at the hospital for the first few days and now that my friend's milk came in, the baby prefers the bottle.
My friend is really struggling. What can I do to help her? I don't want to be too pushy during the babymoon phase, but at the same time I don't want to leave her alone.
I'm going to call her today and ask if she wants me to bring frozen meals or fresh meals. I'll ask if she wants me to babysit a bit.
ok, my own toddler is taking over my keyboard right now...