My mom was able to use her voucher to get a last minute plane ticket to come visit us after Kaeb was born. She was an amazing housekeeper in my stead (maybe even better!) and spoiled us with her baking, cooking, cleaning, & laundering. We even got some helpful instructions on washing and line drying baby clothes, including diapers b/c yes, we are going the route of cloth diapers for economical reasons :)
I was a little bit overwhelmed & sad seeing Mom and all of her positive encouragement & help leave, but as she gently said, after two weeks it was time for the three of us to get a routine established and becoming a family unit! Thanks, Mom, for all your patient teaching and caring for us!