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Old 06-25-2012, 08:07 PM   #26
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Re: Home birth mamas

I would have clarified to my mother that I needed her to be "me" in the house for a few days after the birth and been much more specific with my hopes/expectations- I thought I had, but apparently not. She was here for my first 3 hospital births and took care of my kiddos with me out of the house. I guess I thought that she would do the same and given me a couple of days of complete rest. I wanted to bond with my baby and my husband- not have to decide meals and still manage our 3 other kids. My husband wanted to have a couple of days "off" too, but he felt like he was taking care of me, the kids, and houseguests as well... We really would have felt better if they weren't here- then we would have operated as our family- and not had any other hopes/expectations of any other help.
(Man, that sounds really ungrateful...I don't mean it to be!!)
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