The other day I went to visit a friend who has a sweet, snuggly newborn. I brought dinner, but the visit got me thinking about other fun things to pamper a post-partum mama that I wish I could have brought over. New moms are often blissfully happy but tired, sore, and a bit overwhelmed, and they might need a little extra TLC. What better than a frilling little giftie for the postpartum mum in your life?
When I have a newborn, I like things quiet and calm around the house; not a lot of commotion or visitors or noise. For me, it’s a pretty vulnerable and precious bonding time that I like to keep sacred. I’m an introvert, and I like to deal with major life changes like the birth of a new child in a quiet way. But for other more extroverted mamas, it’s a time for visits and family gatherings and food and a birthday party. Different strokes for different folks, but regardless of the mama’s style I think it’s important to be sensitive to what she may be going through physically, emotionally, hormonally, etc.
If you’re a mama, what’s your style: do you like a party around a new baby, or are you like me and want to hibernate for a bit?