What words can be associated with a new mom? Tired, blissful, happy, weepy, emotional and spent. These are just a few. Bringing a meal to a new mom will make their day, if not their week!
For living in such a small town this summer has been the year of the BABY. Not only are all my friends having babies, but I had one too!
We are now 3 months in having baby number #3 in our house. I will say the transition from two to three kids has been the hardest. The husband and I can no longer each take "one" and tackle the day ahead of us. And since I'm breastfeeding the baby is always with me. I call her my partner in crime.
Now that we have hit our third month, things are getting a bit easier. Our middle child seems to finally be a bit more tolerant to her new sister and with the baby sleeping through the night, everyone seems a bit less tired.
If there is one thing I absolutely LOVED about coming home with a new baby was the out pouring love from friends and family. For the first two weeks after she was born our fridge was stocked to the nine's with meals and snacks.
Beef enchiladas, meatloaf, twice baked potatoes, spaghetti, salads, beef stroganoff, fresh fruit, cookies....the list was endless.
The best feeling for a new mommy is not having to worry what to make for dinner when you are elbows deep in diaper changes, feedings and sleepless nights.
In the past week I had one friend also have her third child and as we speak another is waiting to deliver. Yesterday I went to visit her and delivered this care package as well.
What I packed up:
- Freshly cut watermelon
- Homemade chicken salad
- Bag of tortilla chips
Because every new mom NEEDS COOKIES.
Or is that just me?
So the next time you have a new baby cruising around consider take them this food care package. Trust me, as a new mom (three times over) I enjoyed homemade meals made with love over a new onesie any day.
What have you taken new moms?