During those first blissful, blurry days of parenthood, we welcomed casseroles, newborn clothes, diapers and the occasional bottle of wine from loved ones. Needed baby items and gifts to make our life easier.
My favorite gift, hands down, was a button-down dress, a size larger than I would typically wear. I could nurse and wear it comfortably. There was something exhilarating about pulling off a new price tag. I was months away from my old wardrobe and was happy to pack away the maternity clothes. That said, from the looks of my friend's 39-week baby bump pic, it looked like she gained the recommended amount of weight and she'll be back in her jeans (or wide-leg blue pants) in no time.
So, my friends and I decided to put together a little care package for her, her new little baby - and of course, something fun for big brother. There are plenty of thoughtful new baby gifts, but this little assortment was fun to assemble:
From the top:
Magazines: Parenting and a Real Simple - quick reads for that precious time between naps
Tea: Caffeine-free and tasty
Baby Outfit: Even the second boy deserves something new (teeny, tiny cargo pocketed pants not shown). Also, I'll go on record and say that I gift clothes size 3 months and up. It's hard to resist the tininess of newborn clothes but, they are good for a hot second - and newbies look irresistible in onesies.
Stickers: For the big brother (Honk. I guess the milk truck only gets to honk once, unlike his fun transportation friends).
Board Book: At some point, he'll be interested.
Nail Polish: I may or may not have bought this shade for myself - it's perfect for spring! She'll use this during her hours of down time.
Snacks: Good for diaper bags and general snacking - as snacks are good for snacking.
What are your favorite new baby/parent gifts to give or receive?