I have eight baby showers to attend between now and Christmas. Let's just say it's quite the "fruitful" season at our church. So, four months into being a new mama myself, I thought I'd do a post with a few gift ideas for mama and her new little. Gifts that reach a little bit beyond diapers and wipes-a few things I have and love, and a few that are on my own list to have and love (read: Parents & In-Laws...this could be a Christmas list of sorts...sorry these aren't cheaper).
Bracelet with baby's name from shopLuca
(This is such a sweet gift. I love wearing mine and I bought one for my best friend. BFF mom bracelets of sorts. Because I'm totally a grown up.)
|[photo by Geeta at shopLuca]|
Teething necklace from IslaRoo Designs
|[photo courtesy of Isla Roo Designs]|
The most comfortable thing I've ever worn and easiest nursing outfit ever from GunnySackandCo (note: I do NOT look anything like this in this dress...they run big, so the medium I bought is basically a mumu...but it's a super comfortable mumu with POCKETS. I'll order another one in another color in a smaller size and hopefully Mr. F will let me go out of the house in it):
Muslin Swaddle Blanket from Modern Burlap
(I love the idea of Temple being wrapped in this kind of truth)
|[photo courtesy of Modern Burlap]|
One of these super cute rattles from Emy and Annie
(I also like the frog prince, but Temple opted for this in the "reach test" that Mr. F and I decided was a legitimate way to determine her preference. We did it twice to be sure. Because science.)
|[photo courtesy of Emy and Annie]|
Ring Sling from Wildbird
|[photo courtesy of Wild Bird]|
Mama Bird Tee from TheBeeandTheFox
|[photo courtesy of TheBeeAndTheFox]|
Travel chair from BeanandDoe
|[Photo courtesy of Bean & Doe]|
And food, ya'll. I've yet to meet a new mama that will turn away food. And it's a great excuse to get into that house and see that brand new baby. It's like a business deal of sorts...I show you my baby once you show me that casserole. Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge.
Head on over to Damn Delicious for the go-to recipe I use and don't forget to give your quinoa a good rinse before cooking!
I bring this with a bag of tortilla chips, a small carton of sour cream [DO NOT BRING LOW FAT OR FAT FREE BECAUSE EW], an avocado, some chopped cherry tomatoes, and some sliced green onions.