on November 8, 2014,
our sweet son,
was born at 9:51 in the morning.
He weighed 8 lbs 7 oz and measured 21.5 in.
He has taken our hearts and taught us that…
good things come to those who wait.
When our new baby is born, he has plans to present Madeline with a generous big sibling gift (purchased in advance by yours truly), to say “thanks for letting me be born into your limelight!” The theme of his gift to her is Too Busy To Be Jealous with a touch of Just For Funzies thrown in. It’s very thoughtful of him, if you ask me — showering his older sister with personalized trinkets to make her feel happy and loved in a time when all eyes will be on him.
Madeline’s Big Sister Gift:
Did your new baby come bearing big sib gifts? What was the biggest hit with your older kiddos?
So your due date is rapidly approaching, and you’re nesting like crazy. Your to-do list is a mile long. The house just can’t get clean enough. The infant carseat has been in the car since 36 weeks. I get it. I’ve been there. Twice. It’s time to pack your hospital bag A.K.A. your go-bag A.K.A. all the creature comforts of home you’re going to want/need during your (hopefully short) stay in the hospital. Here’s what I’m bringing with me for the birth of baby number two (just click the links to see my preferences)…
My sister and mother gifted me this gorgeous bag from Birdling Bags. The Weekender Bag is large enough to fit all of my and my baby’s needs for our hospital stay. It even zips closed with the Boppy pillow resting on top inside! The canvas fabric is thick, durable and water-resistant. The leather handles and zipper are top-notch quality. The nylon, compartmentalized interior wipes clean easily and feeds my inner-OCD for a perfectly neat and organized satchel. The Weekender is the perfect multi-purpose bag — great for hospital stays, great for weekends away, great as an airplane carry-on — plus, it’s made in the USA! So what if I’m swooning…
Bonus — The Car:
Did I leave anything out? What are you making sure to pack in your hospital bag?