If you have friends or family having babies, even if they don't have a formal food tree, take them a dinner or two after the baby comes. I can't tell you how much it helps. (Better yet, organize their food tree!) We had a wonderful pospartum period here in our "baby bubble." We couldn't have asked for a better time to bond with Nia, and a big part of it was the support we got from our friends and family. Having dinner taken care of, either by Pam or by our Food Tree people was a huge load off our minds.
Some of our food tree highlights (in case you need ideas when doing this for someone else): Crepes and cobb salads from The Crepe Place, cheeseburger pie and sparkling pink lemonade, stuffed chicken breasts from Gayles, yummy whole wheat pasta with mushrooms and brushetta, salmon with mango salsa and roasted veggies, calazon from Holy City, triple chocolate cookies and strawberries with balsamic, Peppy Tom pizza from Engfer, quinoa & squash salad, bbq-ed tritip and corn on the cob, lasagna,, green beens & beet salad, Indian style chicken breasts, and Grandma's-Chicken-Soup-From-Portugal with home-grown salad greens.
Thank you to Erin for so masterfully organizing our Food Tree, thank you to all of you for participating, and thank you to Pam for all the meals in between (and still!).