I am so grateful to all the help I am getting during my "babymoon." Right now, most of my time has to go toward getting nursing well-established in the face of some difficulties causing too fast of weight loss (Joseph's, not mine--too bad!).
I am thankful to my husband's employer which this year increased its paternity leave benefit from one to two weeks. I am thankful for my husband who truly shines as a caregiver when I have a baby. (Will our stairway carpets become threadbare from all the running up-and-down he is doing so I can stay in the bedroom?) I am thankful for my stepfather who gave us the huge gift of flying out my aunt to take care of us. I am thankful for my aunt who rearranged her work schedule to be here and also is doing 110% to take care of us. One might not think it would take two adults to take care of the house in my absence, but it sure does and they are keeping very, very busy. And I am thankful for my dear friends and fellow parishioners are bringing us (delicious!) meals.