If your friend recently gave birth to a beautiful baby, you should start by writing a beautiful sonnet for her crotch. And then let her sit with her legs elevated while you hold the baby. And if the baby cries, just kind of hover over mama’s sleeping body to nurse for a bit without disturbing her.
Or, you could just put together a really nice care package filled with things that she’s probably going to panic-order on Amazon Prime once she gets home from the hospital. That’s what I did.
Everyone told me to stock up on the supplies they give you in the hospital – mesh underwear, maternity pads, pain relieving spray. Even what looked like a lot at the time was not enough. Postpartum recovery is no joke! I hadn’t been home for 24 hours before I had primed two large boxes of essentials to arrive before I ran out. If you know, you know. Postpartum bleeding is nature’s way of making up for the fact that you didn’t have a period for nine months.
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