Thursday, 7 April 2011
'Baby shower in a box'
One of my best friends is expecting her first baby, she is also coming to visit me in Cyprus next week. But due to the rather inconvenient fact of us living in 2 different countries throwing a party (shower still sounds a bit American for many wary Brits!) for her is not possible.
However, I have come up with a plan, the closet thing I can do to a party. 'A Baby shower in a box' Now, I haven't got much further than a list of random tips for labour and early days - the kind of stuff that everyone would be chatting about at a party. Any other suggestions would be very gratefully recieved, bearing in mind whatever I give her needs to fit into a suitcase to go back to the UK (and probably very full case knowing her!)
Also, how much information do you give a pregnant lady, I read a brilliant post by Mammywoo which had me in fits of laughter. (Very thankful I did my pelvic floor exercises like a woman possessed during pregnancy now) it got me wondering though, did I want to know exactly what I was letting myself in for? and would I have really believed it anyway?! There must be a reason why every mother I've ever discussed birth storied with usually ends up by saying - "oh it was ok really!" Even I do that, only to be corrected by my hubby who says it was 12 hours of hell. (it really wasn't compared to many other births)
So, Mummies help me out..... What would you say to yourself if you could travel back to your first pregnancy?
Am now hoping that my friend will not read this until after next week - should be ok as I don't think she's been on here since I started blogging!