Quoting κατι:" Oh I understand what you mean now. You know I do need to get use to leaving the house with him alone,Because ... [snip!] ... my SO goes out of town for work alot he just hasn't had to since LO was born. ETA: Thanks for pointing that out. "
IDK how old your LO is, but the person I responded to had a 10 month old. By that age, yes, you should in fact be able to manage to go somewhere
without anyone but you & babe. That is life. I think it is AWESOME to have lots & lots of support. Take it if you can get it. There is a difference though between having someone there as a crutch versus as help. My sister used to grocery shop with us a lot because she needed a ride & I enjoyed the company in crappy weather so that I could take our groceries, load the car, get it at least a little warmed, while she waited inside with baby, etc, BUT it wasn't every single time nor did I feel at all intimidated to go without her. It was nice
if she could go & fine if she couldn't. That was my only point - you need to get used to doing it yourself. Take help if you can use it, but don't rely on it to be able to get by. When I had my 2nd I was out doing the shopping alone within 2 week s(and feeling totally fine to do it). I had a great recovery (that makes an ENORMOUS DIFFERENCE - I would not have been out if I was hurting) & I wanted to get my stuff done while Dh was at work so we could have family time when he was home.