Our families are all across country, and we just have a few friends where we live now. DD was born on Friday evening, we got home late Saturday night, and DH had to go to symphony rehearsals for 9 hours on Sunday :( Our best friends came over Sunday evening with everything they needed to cook me dinner, it was wonderful! They hung out with me for a couple of hours, since DD and I had stayed upstairs in our room all day long.
She came at 42 weeks on the nose, and against my better judgement I had finally caved 6 weeks before and let the in-laws buy plane tickets for what "should have been" 2 1/2 weeks after the birth...ya, they ended up being there when DD was 4 days old. DH was home with me Monday, we cleaned the house on Tuesday (I had to do it...because I was crazy apparently...won't ever clean that soon again EVER), and they came on Wednesday. I was a wreck. They stayed for like 8 days and were not helpful. I cried almost every day.
My mom came a week after they left and did my laundry, brought me snacks and water every time I was nursing, went up to the guest room and read when she felt like DH and I just wanted "family time"...it was 180 degrees different than the in-law visit. I had wanted her to come first when DD was 2 weeks old, but letting the others book the flights "because there are black out dates and we have to be able to use the flyer miles" BS finally wore me down. Not this time.
Baby #2 is due in early January, but I'll be surprised if he's born before January 21st! I don't know if my mom will be able to come right away (she's in school then), but hopefully she can. Then in-laws are planning to come in March for DD's 2nd birthday and to meet the new baby. That works much better for me. We'll have our best friends over in the first couple of days, but other than that it'll be peaceful and quiet with NO cleaning this time :)
, , , Mama to DD1 (3/2011) and with baby #2 due 1/2013, planning for
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