You may have heard the saying, “They’re only young once…” Well, it’s true, they are. Your little one will change and grow before your very eyes, so it’s important to capture every moment that you can as a special memory to remember for a lifetime. For a first time mom or a seasoned one there are always things that change once you become pregnant and after baby arrives.
Time seems to go by so fast, so take this time while you have a quiet moment before the arrival to start the baby book, get the nursery all set up, and look into choosing a unique birth announcement. This way, once baby enters your life you will only have the finishing personalized touches to think about. Even if you are in for a surprise and not finding but baby’s gender you can always pick out your top blue and a top pink birth announcement (or top 3 if you happen to be indecisive).
Just remember, after the birth announcements are mailed out, plenty of other pictures will be taken. And of course you want to be a trendy new mom and get out of those infamous pregnancy jeans. Don’t hesitate to be in pictures with your baby. These pictures will matter to you in the years to come. Don’t make the mistake of hiding yourself until you look like your pre-pregnancy self again. Life is too short, and you don’t want the regret of not capturing special moments with your new baby. Be comfortable with yourself and your image and don’t be afraid to be in all of those new family photos.
Whether hosting a baby shower or attending one, you better be ready to have some fun. Typically put on for first-time expectant parents and usually thrown before the little one arrives, a baby shower has become a time-honored tradition for expectant couples. Many showers seem to follow the “for women only” tradition, but some have a baby shower for women and men together.
The term “shower” comes from the idea of pampering the parents-to-be with gifts. A baby shower is usually based upon a theme that could range from anything from blue or pink to a more elaborate theme such as a pea in a pod. And then there are the festive baby shower games. Perhaps the more notorious one is to guess how big the babies bump measures. As for the Mom-to-be attending the shower, there are no hard-and-fast rules to stand by except to be gracious when opening the gifts no matter how impractical they may seem.
So there you have it another thing off the to-do list before baby arrives and hopefully lots of fun baby gear to get you ready for little one. After a counting down the weeks in pregnancy it’s nice to be able to get together with close friends and family who are all there to support you in the next journey in life of being a parent. Now back to the reality of preparing the nursery and shopping for birth announcements, just counting down the days until your new little one makes their world debut. Is it ok to have more than one baby shower? Certainly. The more the merrier and baby does need a lot of gear!
A good tip to save you time and money is to create thank you notes for your baby shower (if baby arrives close enough to when the shower is- let’s say one month or so or if baby gets to attend the shower) is to utilize birth announcements as a dual purpose thank you note for your shower gifts. Just create a stylish birth announcement like you would anyways and once you receive them in the mail write a personalized note with each as a thank you for the shower gift(s). Dual purpose and an easy way to save on postage!