We are expecting our 1st child in September. All my lovely, well meaning friends have been telling me I WILL need help once the baby arrives - another adult / another set of hands as it is impossible to do this on your own kinda thing. DH will be taking 3 weeks off work. Will be in hospital for approximately 1 week & then home for the rest of the 2 weeks.
I wasn't planning on asking my folks to come over and stay with us as I figured it will be more of a hindrance than anything. My parents are not the sort who would be cooking or cleaning for us but would expect me to be doing all that for them. DH & I are not going to have the time nor energy to look after my parents & a baby.
I don't have any siblings who live locally. My in laws are not an option (long story)
Would love to hear fm other mum's on how they coped once bub arrived.
Did you have help?
Did you have family come over & stay with you?
Is is that bad that you SO need someone helping you out?
I understand it's tiring & the sleep deprivation can take it's toll but is it impossible to do this on your own?
Love to hear from you.