I feel like almost all my friends are nearly done having babies and it makes me a little sad. With their little non-bums, wrinkly old-man faces and kitten-like crying I just want to hold them in my arms forever. Now that my newborn days are done it’s easy for me to feel nostalgic about a period that is so full of wonder and amazement, but also so tough. I remember the utter shock after our first white night. Why are babies in movies always sleeping!
Here are a few ideas for the new moms in your life.
I have a big box filled with Bastien’s drawings that just sits on a shelf getting fuller and fuller every year. I love his drawings. I love him. Keeping his stuff hidden away in a big box seems depressing, and I do think his stuff is nice but I’m not really sure it’s ‘put a frame on it and keep it on the wall forever’ nice.
Jenny is an enthusiastic and happening mom to Ziggy, 3, who is great friends with my son. Besides also being a sorta ex-pat (Jenny’s originally from ‘out-west’ too), I was pleasantly surprised to see we share a similar design aesthetic (we have more than one home decor item in common) and love of great food. She also lives nearby and has been a sympathetic ear for more than one rant-fest in the park. Jenny and her family are lucky enough to travel to California every winter to escape the cold and she’s amassed a great selection of tips including bringing kiddos to the wine tasting (genius!)
Thank-you for such a wonderful response to my post about What Blogging’s Really Like on Wednesday. I debated whether I should post it because I didn’t want it to feel too wah-wah for me, but I’m glad I did. All your encouragement was wonderful.