The most helpful thing at four weeks?

Yesterday seemed to be a fairly horrible day for a lot of people, me included. So lets turn toward the light a bit, and share:

What is the most helpful thing you encountered (that someone said to you, or that you read, or that someone did) when you'd been a parent for about a month? (I feel like that's when it really sets in for most of us.)

For me, it was two things:

1. My mom was happy to talk to me every single time I called her (which was 3-4 times a day at that point) and always told me I was doing a good job.

2. My son started smiling, really early, and it was the positive feedback that kept me going.

Now you, please.

 

(Actual Q&A tomorrow if I make it through today!)