(Closed) Taking A Baby Moon!

posted 12 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I don’t have children myself, but my sister and most of my friends have told their parents that for the first 5 – 7 days they are not welcome.  The one exception was a girlfriend who had an emergency C-section and needed her mom to come to help care for her two other kids.  I know new grandparents are disappointed. But now that most dads take a week or two off right after the birth, there is no real reason for mom or Mother-In-Law to be camping out to take care of mom or baby.

Post # 4
638 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

I totally agree with this!  My brother and s-i-l did the same thing – they didn’t want visitors for the first week.  Both grandparents totally supported it!  It’s so much easier to figure things out and develop your own routine without a million people saying "I did this" or "I recommend this" etc etc

I guess the only different may be if you live in the same town as family/friends and a visit really is 30 minutes stopping in at the hospital to say hi and wish congrats – not spending the week in your house with you.

Post # 5
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Its the week in your house that gets to you – and it’s work getting ready for houseguests – and sometimes taking care of them (my Future Mother-In-Law and Future Sister-In-Law are hugely high maintenance) which is sure not what you need with a new baby!

Post # 7
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I understand the need for space and adjustment, but I personally would love the help.  I saw how completely exhausted my best friend was after having her baby.  Worse, the baby wasn’t breastfeeding right, and feeding her properly made it all the more challenging.  I think my friend really welcomed the extra help in the week or two after the new baby…Granted, I wouldn’t want everyone and their mother coming over to make a fuss, and perhaps that’s what’s really meant by the "babymoon."

Post # 8
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

i’d love to do this, honestly! but i am not sure if my family would cooperate with me.

my fh and i will live quite a distance away from our families and i highly doubt my mom is going to stay put and wait for me to give birth before coming to my house and setting up camp…..

not sure….maybe i’ll appreciate her help when the time comes.

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