what would you want in your JUST-DELIVERED-A-BABY BAG?


I had a great baby surprise this morning. I met two friends for our regular run, but when we turned the corner to run through the park, I was met by several friends, standing around a table laid out with breakfast and flowers, under a tree decorated with baby goodies. It was 6 a.m, so I was more than a little surprised. I felt very loved.

011On the topic of making new moms feel loved, I really enjoyed this idea from Brooke of Inchmark. She and some friends put this bag together for a their expectant friend to take to the hospital for delivery. It includes a hospital gown that’s better than the hospital’s version (wouldn’t that be nice?) Just heading out the door with this bag would make you feel so supported. And I’m trying to remember what little luxuries I wanted after delivery. It’s been a few years. Brooke included chap stick and mint gum among other treats, which would definitely come in handy.babyshower1

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Carly July 30, 2009 at 8:03 pm

Those friends are keepers!


Tania July 30, 2009 at 8:14 pm

wow, that is one of the sweetest acts of kindness I’ve heard in a long time!


Bernadette July 31, 2009 at 7:46 am

Oh, how sweet and thoughtful! Well, I think I would want a really nice, fluffy HUGE dark -colored towel! I remember the towels at the hospital were like washcloths, and the one I brought from home made me feel so much more comforted! After you’ve been through it, the simple luxuries can take you a long way!


AmberLee July 31, 2009 at 7:55 am

ooh, Bernadette, I love it. I agree, a cooshy towel would be incredible.


Stephanie August 3, 2009 at 8:35 pm

What thoughtful friends you have! Is that you “in the middle”?

Things I would want in a “just-delivered-a-baby” bag:
* Majamas nightgown or PJ set (they’re the best!)
* Lansinoh nursing pads
* Snacks
* A reminder to take pictures (I always forget when I’m “in the moment” right after giving birth)


AmberLee August 8, 2009 at 6:59 am

Just thought of one more item after a trip to the gym–flip flops!


Lisa Smiley August 14, 2009 at 11:46 am

omg! i know the gal on your right! she used to live in sacramento and her child went to my kiddos pre-school. small, small world. what an amazingly sweet surprise they did for you. that is so incredible. i am hard to surprise, but i think this would have done it for me!


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