We are a new family having had our first daughter 14 months ago.
The Grandparents are in the UK and not heavily involved and all aunts and uncles are overseas. I missed out on having grandparents as mine were overseas. I was always jealous of my friends who had cool grandparents and would hate for my daughter to feel like that too!
We're also feeling the pressure of having no family support and working full-time in healthcare.
We are a tight, loving family and have a great time together. But we often feel there is something missing in our life- family to have over for dinner, another adult to bond with my daughter or just pop in for a cup of tea and a catch up. Being at home with a child has become quite isolated these days!
I think we would all love another family member in our little Aussie family!!