We were extremely fortunate to have Veronica join us as we finally came home from the hospital. Veronica was extremely understanding and knowledgeable about my wife's condition, on top of her extensive baby knowledge. She was as concerned for my wife's well being and recovery as she was for our daughter. Her warm personality immediately put us at ease, and her years of experience with babies quickly became apparent as she used her magic touch to calm our baby girl and get her to sleep 3 and 4 hour stretches at a time almost immediately. She truly is a 'baby whisperer'.
I am a very private person, and was concerned about having a new person stay in our home with us, particularly when we wanted to spend as much time bonding with the baby as possible. Veronica was very sensitive to the situation and made it clear without any prompting from us whatsoever that she respects and values our privacy greatly, and would give us as much space as we wanted and needed, while still being there to help with the baby and guide us in the care for our child. Any potential concerns were soon allayed, as she quickly became like another member of the family. Instead of feeling the presence of an outsider, we genuinely enjoyed our time with Veronica, even after the baby had been put to bed. Her patient explanations and demonstrations for all things baby care related really put us at ease, as we were definitely in the 'I don't think I know what I'm doing' camp. Her confidence and teaching skills gave us the tools to care for our baby, and she made herself available 24/7 for any questions or concerns we may have, even if she wasn't with us at the time.
If we are fortunate enough to have another child, I without a doubt would love to have Veronica join us again in welcoming the baby to our new family, and making the experience as pleasant as possible for us parents as well.