Mari sent us an email: "My friend is about to have her baby any day now and while we're all excited to see the little guy, I'm afraid of calling or visiting too soon.
The only problem is, since I don't have any kids of my own, what is too soon. Should I give them a week or so, or what?
What if the baby is asleep, or if my friend is asleep and I wake them all? Help!"
That's a great question, Mari!
When we had our son, we had some people coming to our home as early as two days after -- and although we didn't mind it, it did become a bit overwhelming. Ask your friend what she would prefer; she may not mind the extra helping hand or the company. Talk to her and see what she says. Whatever her choice, we're sure she'll appreciate your consideration.
What about you? What advice can you give Mari?