Saturday, January 15, 2011

Baby Gifts

Note: We are using he and she interchangeably since we don't know if we are having a boy or a girl and it sounds like we are having an alien.

Even though we still have 6 months before our baby joins us, we have so many friends and family who have been spoiling us already.  Some of the gifts have been for the Andrew and I and some have been for the baby, all of them have been fun!  I don't expect to post about EVERY baby thing we buy, but it's exciting to get our first baby items and I thought I would share.
This first book is for Andrew, and I haven't read much of it yet.  What I have skimmed through seems pretty good though!  When he is done with it, I am planning on reading it and I will let you know what I think.
Love this!  The journal includes little notes for everyday, information about how other cultures view pregnancy, and room for you to write some quick notes about how you are feeling, if you've been sick, and how much you weigh.  There is some space every few pages for you to write more, but it's not so blank that you don't know where to start with writing things down.
An assortment of Burt's Bees Mama Bee products (someone knew we love everything Burt's Bees at our house!) came with a fun Baby magazine and a chocolate bar.  It was a perfect gift to get at work!
This book was great!  It was very factual and guides you through a lot of the decisions that you have to make in pregnancy.  It's not very opinionated, which was great because it left us free to make up our own minds about how we wanted to view pregnancy and what our hopes are for delivery.
Love, love, love this book.  It is my absolute favorite pregnancy book that I have read so far.  The main premise of the book is that the reason that women are scared of delivery is because we tell each other all about the horror stories of delivery and make each other more scared and fearful about delivery.  The more fearful and scared you are, the more likely you are to have delivery complications.  This isn't saying that all deliveries will be complication free, but that MOST will because a woman's body is designed to deliver babies.  And that there are plenty of wonderful delivery stories out there as well and that yours is more likely to be positive if you go in with a positive mindset.  I like reading this.  It made me feel excited about delivery, even if its long and even if it is work.
This sock money jack in the box was a gift from Grandma Bybee and will be a fun reminder to our baby of his sock monkey collecting grandma.
This little lamb snuggler is so soft I want to sleep with it.  One side is fleecy fabric and the other is satin.  It is perfect for a little baby to snuggle up to and carry around with them.

Aren't we lucky to have such supportive friends and family! Thank you everyone!

1 comment:

Robin said...

Awesome collection of things! I'm glad that the books are working out. :)