I have a question. For the ladies here due around December, are you planning on buying your LO any Christmas presents?
I don't know if it seems silly or not, but I was planning maybe a few little things. Nothing like big or anything, just a little something since it will be his first Christmas. (As long as he comes out before hand that is)
We're going to be getting some 0+ month toys for her and a "Baby's First Christmas" ornament. I'll be making her stocking as well to match the ones I made for DH, my stepson, and myself a few years ago and maybe getting a small savings bond to put in the stocking. I just can't not get her anything with it being her first Christmas even though she'll only be a couple weeks or so by the point.
Wow you guys are pretty crafty. Well I won't be doing any of that. I don't celebrate Christmas. Nor does OH. We're not Christians nor celebrate it as a tradition. He's a non-practicing Jew from Russia and I'm a non-practicing Muslim for Thailand. We're just your average American who watches football and basketball (go Lakers!). However, one tradition we celebrate each year is New Years. His family makes a table full of Russian dishes, oh so yummy. I'm so glad that our kids will enjoy and taste the best of both cultures by language, customs, and food.
I was just thinking the same thing, whether to get her anything, my oh thinks a bank account but that's boring right, I'm thinking something that I can save for her and show her in years to come, her first Xmas present I just don't know what, just a little token gift from mummy and daddy.
We started LOs bank account three months ago. We deposit monthly from both our savings 50$ a month and anything extra we have we half it to our savings and his account.
Anyhow, Christmas gifts. I have already bought Baby's first Christmas outfit. Christmas is a huge deal at my mom's house. It always has been, but since my grandma passed away it is much smaller, especially since all the kids are over 14 now (14, 21, 27 [me], and 32). This is the first child to be born to my family in over 14 years So it will be a big deal in the house during holidays. It is customary in our household to make lists of small things (like a dvd, things that cost 10-20 dollars) and then a few big items (things that cost more than 20 dollars). Then we all pick little things and one big thing for each other. It's just how we have always done it. It's our special thing. So I am guessing baby is going to be showered with unneeded presents everywhere. My mom likes to go overboard and it's her first grandbaby. HAHA. Oh my, I am don't know whether to look forward to this or not. We don't NEED anything, but some toys might be nice as we haven't bought a single one yet. Sorry for the long story. It's just a new type of Christmas for our family.
For us, we will be buying a baby's first christmas ornament for the tree and buy some rattles, soft books, stroller toys, soft blocks. feet rattles and wrist rattles. Simple things baby can use before 6 months. We have to buy them anyhow, right?
I started a baby savings account when we starter ttc, but that money has gone on stuff for the baby, decorating the nursery and what not, but of course we have to set up an account in her name properly, now we know what her name is we can do that, I think I might just get a personalised something, I like the baubles but I prob won't put a tree up this year.
Christmas for me growing up was always a magical time until my grandfather died (mothers side) then it just wasn't as special anymore. Since marrying my DH, we usually went to his mother's because she has my DH brothers kids and I always liked watching them open gifts. Now that we will have our own LO, I want Christmas to be special as it was for me growing up.
I know so far my mother bought him a stocking with his name on it. I know I have a NB or 0-3 christmas outfit x 2 I got in a lot of clothes. Can dress him up at my moms house in one and if any accidents occur, I have another one for MIL. I'm thinking baby's first ornament would be a cute idea. I'll fill the stocking with something when we get closer. Including after baby shower since I did put a few NB toy items on the registry, so if no one gets them I can at least (: My EDD is Dec 19, could be Dec 16. I'll know more next week when I go for my ultrasound and they measure him and see how big he's grown
i don't think we are going to get our littles ones anything for xmas since they will be born possibly 1 or 2 weeks before xmas. But if we get money we are going to finish buying anything we need for them as 2 highchairs along with any money we get for xmas. but family members will be buying them little stuff. They have something in our town at the one bank if you sign up your kids before a certain age they will deposit $100 in the account and then you have to put in a min balance each month but then the child does not get that money till they are 18. SO we are going to do that.
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