Post # 32
It’s good to set strict rules and limits now, otherwise they’ll walk all over you once LO is here. I’d never let someone stay more than 2 days, and only then if they’re helping you around the house. You don’t need a baby sitter, you need someone who can cook or clean or run errands so that you have time to bond. One good rule to make is that for someone to come and see the baby they need to bring food or do a chore. It’s a win-win.
Post # 33
There’s no way I could cope with hosting my in-laws for a month after I’ve given birth. I’d even struggle with hosting my mother, and I know she’d actually help out with the cooking and cleaning and other chores etc. When my time comes, I’m planning on limiting it to a week, max. Would be even better if we could put them up in a hotel (we have a two bed apartment), but we’d have to pay, and DH wouldn’t want to suggest it anyway (he’s close to his family, which is great, but they can be hard work, and I like to do stuff my own way in my own home – I don’t want people taking over, especially when I’m feeling tired and vulnerable).
Sorry for the rant. I do really hope it goes well 🙂