People warned me that after my baby was born, all the pampering and special attention I received while pregnant would turn toward the baby instead. As soon as the baby’s born, family members would shove me aside to get to the newborn. “Enjoy it while it lasts,” they’d say.
I can’t deny there was some truth to this, but thankfully my family and friends did a few things to acknowledge the fact that I’d just given birth. These gifts made me feel quite special. You might consider them for the new mother in your life. (Or just buy them for yourself.)
My aunt gave me this lovely nighty from Gap Body. I’m a fan of long-sleeved nightgowns because they keep my arms warm. Plus, the buttons make for easy nighttime nursing.
My in-laws gifted us a subscription to Netflix. This is the perfect present for new parents because they can’t easily leave the house. TV shows are a nice option; it’s impossible to find two hours of uninterrupted time for a movie.
I received lovely coconut soap from my brother shortly after H was born. It makes a gal feel fancy during a not-so-fancy time.
Cliche? No way. Flowers are easy to display in the home and easy to dispose of when they wilt. I felt like a million bucks when my husband came home with a bouquet just for me.
I received this beautiful locket from my parents. I love keeping photos of my two boys close. The locket is classic and beautiful.
When my dear friend gave us a casserole, I could have bear-hugged her to the ground. Just knowing for one night I didn’t have to juggle a fussy newborn with browning hamburger was a gift beyond measure.
Fruit of the Month
Harry and David fruit is to die for. The pears are like little nuggets of heaven. Fruit of the Month is fairly pricey, but I always look forward to the delicious monthly delivery.
Sensing a food-trend? Obtaining decent meals is a challenge for new parents. Plus, new parents are usually on a budget. A giftcard justifies yummy takeout for a night.
I’m so thankful for this gift that I’m nearly in tears when the gals come to clean the house. It affords me more time with my baby, and there’s nothing more valuable than that. House cleaning isn’t as expensive as you might think. I’ve heard of girlfriends going together to buy a cleaning service in lieu of a traditional baby shower gift.
I have yet to receive this. Hint, hint.
After feeling the love from friends and family when I received these gifts, I vow to pay it forward to other new mamas. My new-mom friends will now receive a little something for themselves as well as for their bundle of joy. Mark my words.Google+