July 23, 2012
Michelle is having a baby! A BOY BABY. So we had a party, with monkeys and blue balloons and all of our family and friends and so much food and it was a lot of fun. Her mother-in-law offered to host it at her house, which was wonderful. I brought some food and decorations and the sweets!
Instead of the usual baby shower games (my sister requested nothing cheesy, so I tried my best!), we had a few fun activities for people to do if they were so inclined. Guess the baby photos, bib decorating, and we also had everyone write some sweet notes for the baby.
Then of course Michelle got a good workout opening all the gifts (did anyone else sweat like CRAZY at their baby shower? I can still remember mine. HOLY SMOKES was I a sweaty mess by the end, and it was in February!)
I’m going to have a NEPHEW, and he’s due to arrive in less than 7 weeks! And my sister is about to become a mother. It makes me think back to when I was pregnant with Maggie, nervous and excited and scared and all those crazy emotions. I want to empty my brain for her and share all the knowledge I’ve gained over the past 5 years of being a mom myself (which… isn’t necessarily much. ha) and then I realized instead of ME just sharing what I’ve learned, I would go to the place I always go for advice and help: THE WISE INTERNET.
A few weeks after Maggie was born, I discovered Twitter and man, I honestly don’t know how I would have survived these early years of motherhood without you guys. I’ve tried convincing my sister to join Twitter but she remains skeptical. So even if she never comes around to the idea of sharing her life online with perfect strangers (ha), I thought it might be fun to have all of you share some bits of Parenting Genius that I can compile for her. Anything- from the practical to the sentimental- whatever you think is good for a first-time mama to know. Please share it in the comments and I’ll love you forever :)