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    OK I will drop her a huge lasagna dish and she freeze it

    I will see if I can do anymore for her once I'm there....

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    Default what kind of help would you like a friend to offer?

    Without a doubt the meals will be a winner. The last thing you think of with a newborn baby is how to feed yourself. There's just no energy in the tank at the end of the day to cook. I took my best mate an esky full of food and she was in tears.
    If you go to www.taste.com there is a whole section on freezer friendly recipes.

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    Default what kind of help would you like a friend to offer?

    Yes meals, laundry. Watch bub while she has a shower/5 mins peace.

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    A great one is to just start doing the dishes (if there are any!), don't ask her if she wants you to...she will say no. Also make her a cup of tea, don't sit there cuddling the baby and let her wait on you!!

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    Default what kind of help would you like a friend to offer?

    Definitely meals! I wouldnt be so keen on the laundry idea only because im not sure id want someone hanging out my undies. But washing up and a quick vacuum or grocery shop would be well received.

    You sound like an amazing friend i know how hard it is to have a newborn baby and no family to help. She will be so greatful.

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    One of my friends came over, and she did the dishes, I was so grateful.

    My sil came over one day, she brought bread, hot chicken and salad for lunch, as well as two family sized pies. Enough food for 2 lunches, 2 dinners. She also minded my 2 year old while I had the mchn come (obviously not necessary for first child).

    I would also love someone to come and watch my girls so I could shower in peace.

    Lots of other people came, they brought gifts, cuddled bubs, but I do not remember their visits at all, I only remember how helpful my friend and sil were.

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    I just don't want to overstep, she has her BF around. So I guess she would be ok with having someone around to watch bub while she has a shower or to clean the dishes.
    But I'm not too sure if he can cook

    I will drop her some pasta a la bolognese, fresh bread/milk and chocolate.

    Her LO is 4 days old today and she is struggling with BF. She finds it very tough and feels like she might have to stop
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    Food! That is all

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    Default what kind of help would you like a friend to offer?

    When LO was born the thing I struggled with most was lunch. Sounds stupid but even making a sandwich or toast was a bit much! Best thing I had done for me was my MIL made up a big batch of rice salad (brown rice, soy, seeds, dried fruit, capsicum, oil, nuts etc). All I needed was to grab a fork and eat...!! Plus it was great high energy food which you need when breast feeding. I had days where I ate it 5 times!!

    When it wasn't there I reached for the chocolate and chips instead which isn't good for losing those extra baby kgs!!

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    Dropping in to visit and doing the dishes! Also you don't realise how time consuming the laundry is until you have a newborn in the house... my mum came over a few times and helped me catch up on it, it was a godsend!


 

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