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April 23rd, 2007, 09:30 AM
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During the week it's just Sally and me at home, but this weekend we had my in-laws visiting both afternoons, and she was super cranky after they left. I'm wondering if it was too much excitement, but I feel bad bringng it up, because my MIL is so excited to see her. Next weekend we've been invited to their house for lunch, and I think DH's grandma will be there, so even more people will be around. I know everyone wants to hold her, but DH and I are the ones who have to deal with her at 3am whe she's wide awake because she spent the whole day sleeping in everyone's arms. Any advice?

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April 23rd, 2007, 11:50 PM
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Honestly, I'd tell them I was the one who needed to rest. Let them know you appreciate the thoughtfulness and will take them up on their offer another time, but right now you need a little time as a new family. They should understand how you feel.

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April 24th, 2007, 12:23 PM
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I agree with Rhonda. They don't always realize that their well intentioned visits/invites are so exhausting on the new moms.
Do not sorrow; the joy of the Lord is your strength." Neh. 8:10
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April 24th, 2007, 03:22 PM
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Thanks. I'll have to talk to DH and see what he thinks, since it is his family. If his 87 year old grandma is there, I feel obligated to go, since she lives three hours away and hasn't seen Sally yet. If she's not there, then I think we will try to get out of it.
I think at a minimum if we do wind up at their house this weekend, there has to be more tummy time and/or bassinet time and less holding. Even at two weeks old, we're getting one good 4 hour sleep in a night if she's tired, and I'm getting totally protective of it!

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