Happy 1st Monday of 2015! It has gotten extremely cold around my neck of the woods. I can deal with the cold, but I definitely do not want a repeat of last year. We had an ice storm last year, which caused us to be out of school a week plus some.
Today, I wanted to share the recent gift I gave my sister. My sister is around 33 weeks pregnant and her baby boy, Logan, is due February 18th. Yep! Little Derrick’s birthday. But, I really do not think she will make it to his due date. We think little Logan will make his appearance around the first of February.
Over Christmas break, some of my mom’s dear friends gave my sister a baby shower. Instead of buying something for Logan, I decided to purchase Anna (my sister) a little happy. I knew Logan would be getting plenty of goodies from everyone else. I filled a basket full of small things I thought she may be able to use when she goes into labor.
- Small bottles of water
- Crystal Light lemonade packets for the water
- Poly envelope
- Small notebook
- Neutrogena facial wipes
- Fragrance free wipes
- New Mom Mug
Going into labor and traveling to the hospital to have the baby can cause your brain to go blank during the process. So, I tried to make my sister a list of necessities for the hospital. The items I placed in the basket were bonuses to the list.
I think every woman having a baby needs a new cute pair of houseshoes. These are some of my favorites. The Jessica Simpson slippers are comfy, cozy, and easy to get on and off. I purchased these from Macy’s, but they aren’t available at the moment. I wish I would’ve ordered myself a pair (insert frown). I owned a pair a few years ago that I completely wore out and had to get rid of.
While you are in labor and make it to the hospital, you do not get to take a bath or shower. Or, at least I didn’t. I was lucky enough to be able to shower at home before heading to the hospital, though. But, not everyone is that lucky. If you have worked all day, then go into labor, you may feel a little nasty. So, I placed facial wipes and general gentle wipes to help my little sister. I wish I would’ve thought about them when I went into labor.
There are always things that you need to write down while at the hospital. Things to remember… Things to do… Things the doctors and nurses tell you… So, I purchased Anna a little notepad to carry for all of those things.
The poly envelope is for important documents she may need to take to the hospital and/or bring home. For instance, her AFLAC short-term disability paperwork needs to be signed by her doctor when she delivers the baby.
And, last, I wanted her to have a cute new mug (Tervis, of course) to take with her. The hospital cups are a tad bit small. And, I got her a few bottles of water and flavored pouches to go with the mug.
Since she is having a baby boy, I tried to get everything in blue so it would match. The blue plastic bin is from The Dollar Tree.