5 Things You'll Need from Your Friends After Having a Baby

5 Things You'll Need from Your Friends After Having a Baby
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Remember when you first got married and everyone told you how much your life was about to change? Shoot, having a spouse is a cakewalk compared to having a baby! At least with your partner, they are an adult who is responsible for themselves (umm, relatively speaking)! A child? Here’s this tiny human being, who actually resembles you, who is looking to you to meet all of their needs. Talk about an overwhelming reality check!

The first year or so after you bring your baby into the world is going to be one of the most amazing and challenging times of your entire life. You’re going to need your friends, more than you ever have.

Don’t look at it as being “needy”. See them as being lifesavers. (Because they will be!)


Everyone---and we mean everyone---is going to have to adjust when your baby is born. Your time and availability is not going to be what it used to be. Neither will your energy levels. You’re going to need friends who have a thick skin and won’t take your time of getting used to things too much to heart. Sometimes support will mean taking one of your calls and listening to you vent. Sometimes it will mean coming by and helping you clean up so that you can see the bottom of your floors and kitchen sink again. Good friends know that there are sometimes seasons when one has to do more work than the other. You’ve been there for them. Allow them to be there for you too. Even if they're just stopping by to drop off some flowers to brighten up your day.

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