I'm a rule-following kind of girl, so instead of tearing everything open, I actually followed the directions, and each morning, no matter how bleary-eyed, I would detour into the walk-in closet where I kept that bag and pull out another item. On those surreal days when I felt like I had a tiny, strange animal attached to my body, it gave me a sense of self to know that there was a little treat waiting just for me.
I can remember magazines, edible goodies, a scented candle, and "sleepy-time bath salts"...which I finally finished just a few months ago. Every time I used them the aroma took me back to those newborn mommy days.
Anne was generous enough to give a gift to Frannie too, but her gift for me has certainly left a lasting impact. That's why I followed suit when my cousin Kerry recently had her first child, an adorable little boy (if you can call 10 lbs 13 oz little!) Here's what I put in her package:
- a set of colourful pens
- a little blue lined notebook
- a package of candies
- a tube of Lansinoh cream for nipples (this is a MUST for nursing moms)
- a hair accessory
- some 'milk' moisturizer
- a parenting magazine
- lip balm
- hand sanitizer
- "A Cup of Comfort For New Mothers" book
Anyway, Kerry loved it, and if she kept on track, all items are now open and hopefully being enjoyed.
Just wanted to share that idea with all of you!