By Mother Rising
“Have low expectations for yourself. When my daughter arrived on Thanksgiving, I tried to fulfill my holiday bucket list instead of just chilling with my newborn.
For a baby 12 months and under, put effort into the wrapping.
If you know you’ll have a baby during the holiday season, anything you can do ahead of time to prepare in advance will serve you well.
This isn’t the year to cook things from scratch.
practice boundaries with family
Family isn’t trying to be cruel they just want to help. I just take their advice and say “I think we are ok right now but I’ll remember that if we need it”.
I think it’s important for new parents to expect to feel isolation (and other tough emotions) at some point during the holidays.
I hope that you have a healthy pregnancy, natural birth, and happy postpartum.