Mommy Tips – Week 1

Tip of the Week: If someone calls before coming to visit you and asks, “Do you need anything?” It means that they want to help. Let them. Friends can bring food, pick up necessities, like extra diapers at the store, or run other errands you need handled. People really do want to help – take advantage of it. This may be exhausting, but remember, it's okay to set boundaries. Everyone is excited, and although you may feel pressure to accommodate everyone's wishes to see your new baby, turning off your phone or setting a date for a visit a few weeks away is completely okay!

Try setting your voicemail to a message that lets everyone know the important details. For example:
You have reached Katie and Jake. Our newest family member has arrived! Her name is Carrie Ann; she was born on August 8th and weighs 6lbs. 7oz. Mom and baby are doing great. If you'd like us to call you back when it is convenient, please leave your name and number. Thanks for calling!

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Mommy Tips – Week 1

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  1. Grace says:

    i got meals this last baby, but my dad butted in and told people i didn’t need more meals when 1/2 my refrig was full of bottled water…. he so doesn’t realize that my finaces were so tight/are so tight having meals was such a blessing though

  2. sheenaholman says:

    I have a hard time accepting help from anyone but family. Luckily my neighbors are persistent and wouldnt take a no thanks. They brought us meals for the first week. I really appreciated it.

  3. Grace says:

    no one ever comes to my house to visit me, i’m lonely

  4. Grace says:

    i do need things but don’t know what is approprate to ask for help for

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