I feel like babies come in spurts. I can really tell depending on how busy my workload is. It’s currently RAINING babies and with each new wave of babies, I learn more and more things. I don’t think the concept of a sip and see existed when I had babies, but I think it is becoming more and more popular.
When I had the babies, I kept the same rule. The day of birth, no visitors. It was just too much. I have a huge family and the ins and outs of visitors was just overwhelming. I was healing up from surgery, praying that my milk would come in, peeing through a catheter AND had hospital staff in and out of my room every couple of hours. It’s exhausting; I was exhausted. I needed at least a day to rally, pull my life together and get in that QUALITY baby bonding.
Day two was fair game. I think I would have tried to keep them away longer, but everyone is always SO excited when there is a new baby. I mean, if you couldn’t tell by the numerous ‘baby here yet’ texts and messages– you’ve gotta share the love. I had family come to the hospital and friends got to come when we got home.
But now apparently, there is something called a Sip and See. Whether it’s days, weeks or even months; a sip and see is the perfect way to introduce your newest addition to your friends and family. Sometimes these sip and sees happen in leiu of a baby shower and is much more casual. Parents set a date and a time for friends and family to pop in see the baby, have a drink, eat light snacks and have a quick catch up.
I think it’s a great way to have people who are interested in popping in and taking a peek to meet the little with a lot less pressure. I can’t tell you how many different times you’ll have to set up times for every friend to come and meet the baby. . and with doctor appointments, feedings, naps, and just overall adjusting; I’m pretty sure a sip and see is the way to go. One and done.