Hi all - my husband and I are excited to welcome our first child this November. The one thing that is weighing on us as we go through this major life change is that we have really no family support. His mother has cancer and is very weak, my mother has a SMI and I need to actively distance from her and my father prior to the baby arriving, and my FIL is a no. It feels like everyone around us has a village to plan their baby shower and support them in the early weeks. It makes me feel alone and sad for what we don’t have (although I do need to focus on what we do have).
Is there anyone else out there who doesn’t really have a support system? Might help me feel less alone if I hear there are others in the same boat.