Your husband can do the Omugwo too..I hope you know that?
Good day Stella.
This is my omugwo story.....
I travelled at my 34th week to my parents house,though the hospital is not too far from there.By God's grace i gave birth to my baby on the exact due date(two days before my birthday....same month).
So Dh came down to see us and lastly took us to my parents house to spend some time there because my mum could not leave her business and come for my omugwo....ok ooo(if mohammed no go mountain,mountain go travel go see mohammed).
As first time mum nahhh,i just mellow....my mum took care of everything ie bathing the baby,sleeping with the baby,cooking for me and massaging my body but i started washing clothes after the second week.After three weeks,we left for my house because we dont stay in the same town.I had learnt most things but if i experience a problem,i call my mum or elder sister on the phone.
One thing i never forget was the day i almost fell with my baby at night while rocking the baby to sleep cos my eyes were heavy chai.na waah.
My baby is two months now going to three and i have been managing my house cos i have no help.Dh has been very helpful and supportive,he is always with baby while i cook or do house chores,we take turns at night to carry the baby and sometimes he helps with cleaning of the house and he goes to market to get food stuffs without blinking an eye.
I thank God for him cos some men won't do it.Mother in-law is old so she only came to see her grand child and left four days after,my younger sister who is in school here comes once in while to do stuffs for me.Still on the matter sha.....omugwo things.I thank God for the good health He blessed me with.
We will all survive whether your mum is there or not just pray to God to make a way for you.
Shout out to all new mums....they call us inexperienced but we will soon be like them.......lol
*When you say you started washing clothes after three weeks,do you mean you starting washing as in with hand? or you just throw them into the washing machine and dry them out?
Your husband even tried helping you,some men will not do such and only arrive home at night when everyone has slept.