I have a tiny confession to make today… I used to be a baby shower hater. Sure, if one of my friends was having a baby, I would go to the shower, but it was not exciting to me. I would stress over what gift to buy because all things baby were a mystery to me. And, even when the baby arrived, I would still be a bit tentative. What if they wanted me to actually hold the baby. I will probably drop the newborn and it will break and no one will like me ever again.
Then I had Madison. I am convinced that having a baby makes you a baby person. Now I hear that someone is expecting, and I get excited for them. My mind starts spinning with all sorts of fun baby gift ideas. I reminisce about bringing tiny baby Maddie home from the hospital and remember the early days when she was all bundled up in a little swaddling blanket just calmly sleeping in my arms.
I even get excited to visit and meet the new baby. No longer do I worry about holding the baby. I am more than happy to snuggle a little one! And, of course, no visit is complete without food. Sure, I loved all of the cute little outfits that we got when Maddie came home, but food was really the best gift of all. We had great friends and family bring us meals, send snacks (which, is a fabulous idea if you can’t be there in person… much appreciated!), and even come and cook for us. It was a huge help. Taking care of a little one is hard. They are adorable, so it’s a fun kind of hard. But, it’s still hard. So, not having to worry about dinner is a relief, even for someone who loves to be in the kitchen!
Why am I sharing all of this with you? Well, my dear friend Megan from Stetted is expecting a sweet little boy in a few short weeks. I met Megan a two years ago at the Big Summer Potluck after we had crossed paths online quite a bit over the years. Last summer she was even kind enough to hang out with me while I was pregnant and cranky. I’m thankful that our blogs brought us together, and I hope to hang out with her again soon (and, of course, snuggle with her new little baby!).Continue Reading