Grandma, with Jasper and Magnolia
When my kids were born, my mom came to stay and help -- that's her there with the kids (hi, mom!). I felt so lucky and happy to have her -- it was pretty great being able to hand over a newborn who's kept you up all night to a serene, smiling grandma early in the morning -- so we could go back to bed and get a little sleep.
I read a post over at Amalah.com
recently about how her mom won't be able to come for the birth of her
second child -- for good reason but, still. I felt bummed for Amy.
Are you guys planning on having mom (or a friend or someone else) come to stay in the first couple of weeks? Or will you be doing the new-baby thing all on your own?