I live in a small town of mostly very crunchy, down to earth families. It's a big thing here to have a meal train set up for the first two weeks of Baby's arrival. For those of you who don't know, the idea is for people to bring the new parents a meal (dinner mainly?) so the parents can rest and be in baby la la land. People are constantly telling me that DP and I are going to be exhausted and sleep deprived and will need so much help.
DP is pretty independent and self reliable, not to mention anti-social. We know lots of people, but would consider very few people in our small island community "friends." I would say maybe a handful of people have been to our home. Both of us have our closest friends spread out across the states and don't have a strong community right here at home.
That being said, I do think we have plenty of people who love and support us and would love to bring us meals. DP is pretty against the idea though. He is an incredible cook, loves to cook, and doesn't think he will have a problem taking care of me and Baby after the birth. He also doesn't really want people coming over during such a sensitive time.
What do you all think? Have you had meal trains in the past? Are new parents really so out of it and exhausted that they can't feed themselves?
Of course I think it's a lovely idea to show support and help care for a new family, but is it necessary?