It’s really amazing how people really help you out when you’ve had a baby, and I am so thankful for the family and friends that I have. My parents brought me some awesome snack food while I was in labor. Unfortunately, my labor went insanely fast so I wasn’t able to eat while in labor. More on that in another post! But what they brought, I took home & ate. All… of… it. And after I delivered the baby, my parents brought us takeout. I may have scarfed it down like some sort of wildling. May have. (What? Delivery is hard work!)
My mother-in-law brought us some delicious BBQ. It made some tasty lunches, and as a nursing mom, can you guess what I did? Yep. I ate it.
And then? My friends brought us food. A couple crock-pot meals; one of them was chicken teriyaki and another was a meatball dinner; some stir fry, some salad, some cookies (which I may have eaten in their entirety single-handedly. Ok Paul had one. No shame here. Nursing makes me ravenous!), three homemade lasagnas, some cereal, oat bars, frozen veggies, oatmeal, dinosaur chicken nuggets for Nathan, a mexican casserole along with tortilla chips & salsa… Just… wow. I’m so humbled by the generosity. And GRATEFUL. Especially since Paul can’t do as much as he normally could with his hurt back. Not having to cook is a really big deal after you’ve had a baby.
We’re lucky to have the people we have in our lives.