The holidays are full of such fun.
We're ready before they've begun.
The icy cold air,
Bright lights everywhere,
This season is second to none!
But oh, her round belly is sweet!
The sweet babe's tiny kicking feet,
Are making her sigh
And cry out "oh my!"
As she walks with her child down the street.
She needs to bake two pies, no less.
And she promised that she wouldn't stress.
She's determined to make
Them from scratch when she bakes
And she still has to find a new dress.
The party is two days away.
Her pies in the cupboard they lay.
The sugar and flour
Getting stale by the hour
She's got no more hours to waste.
But oh her feet swell, and they ache!
She hates to come off as a flake.
Her doula comes by
And validates her sighs
Says: "Fay Pie Co still does a mean bake."
She's relieved to have that stress gone.
Gifts are on their way from Amazon.
She heads to the fete
Making sure to hydrate
And goes home before she comes undone.
Her dear friend's new baby is home!
They're snuggling each other alone.
While Daddy takes turns
Skin-to-skin like he learned
They gaze down and stroke babe's cheekbone.
But well meaning family intrudes!
Determined to take and consume
All the family's meals.
But she still needs to heal
And their house has become a guestroom.
But postpartum doula comes by
For the first overnight shift today
She kindly shoos out
The well-meaning Aunt
And settles them in right away.
She assures them they're doing it right.
And makes sure to turn out their light.
"I'll be right over here,
In the rocking chair.
Now try and get some sleep tonight."
The wake up refreshed and happy.
Their houseguests cleaned up the nappies.
The doula made eggs
Reassured Auntie Meg
And made up a fresh pot of coffee.
If you're at all like these families
And they seem like an anamoly
Hey, you are enough.
Even though it seems tough,
You can get through this happily.
Call up your doula tonight.
Listen to her validate your fright.
She'll come rub your back,
Be your baby almanac,
And leave with the house put to rights.
Happy holidays families! Don't forget to care for yourselves this season. And call me if you need anything. -Erin
Erin love to write about topics that families are interested in, to help spread awareness throughout the community, and to help her clients and future clients better understand her services. She loves chatting with people about her blogs, so feel free to contact her!