What to get??

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  1. amslou

    amslou TTC No2

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    Hi Ladies,

    My friend is due to have her baby in the next week or so but i have been wondering what to get for her. I dont know if this is the best place to ask this question but i dunno where else to put it.

    I am going to make a rabbit toy for the new baby and will be knitting a butterfly bag for her little girl so that she wont get left out, but i have heard that everyone forgets about the mother and i thought it might be nice to get or make her something but i have no idea what to get/do. What would you like to receive (other than flowers) when you were in hospital/first home with your new baby or if you have had your baby what did people bring you which was nice or what have you taken other people?

    Hope you can help

    Amslou
     
  2. cosmotbear

    cosmotbear Expecting number 2 :-)

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    You sound like a lovely friend!! I guess some practical things that would be helpful are maybe cooking some nice meals and freezing them for her to stash away so she doesn't have to worry about cooking. Or doing some shopping for her when she gets home with baby. Nice treat things..... maybe booking a facial after a few weeks and looking after the baby for her! Or some nice girlie bits, jewellery, shoes, all the stuff she probably hasn't bought for herself in the last nine months.
     
  3. amslou

    amslou TTC No2

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    Ah thanks for this even though I make my own jewellery i never thought of it. I think i will try and make her something nice. I will have a good think. I dont know her all that well really it is my male friend's girlfriend and i love him to peices. His brother is really nasty with her and we dont see her very often as she wont come out because of it. DH and I have been going to see them recently cos she is fed up at home and doesnt really have any friends. My friend also told me that when she had the first baby only her mum and sister went to see her in hospital as she doesnt have a big family or many friends so we are going to go to the hospital when the baby arrives to see them all. I just hope i get it all finished in time!
     
  4. Blob

    Blob Sarah :)

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    Yea i think i would love it if people brought me some frozen meals ha ha ha!! Or as you said jewlery is nice too. Def phoning before you arrive to see if they need anything from the shops would be a really nice thing to do. I think i will love anyone who brings me some pate, champagne and bubble bath and candles and offers to look after LO while i take a looooooooooong bath :)
     
  5. cosmotbear

    cosmotbear Expecting number 2 :-)

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    ummmm PATE!!!! And a full cheeseboard with champers! Good idea!
     
  6. amslou

    amslou TTC No2

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    ooh champagne thats a good idea too. Maybe i should do both!
     
  7. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    Food, cook a casserole or something for her that she can easily reheat and use for multiple meals!
     
  8. Eoz

    Eoz Mummy of 5! Eeek!

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    Awww you sound so caring.I made some vouchers for my friend.Ie babysiting,Clean the car,ironing etc and put some nice smellys in a basket for her.It's always the crap jobs that I'd love a hand with. xx
     
  9. xJG30

    xJG30 Tom & Mummy <3

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    My ex's mum gave me a pampering set :)
     
  10. princessellie

    princessellie Pregnant with #3

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    when my friend had her baby she told me that the best present she got was a massage voucher

    maybe something like that if u can afford it :)
     
  11. cuddles314

    cuddles314 Proud Mummy to Bobby

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    This is a fab idea. I'd be well chuffed if I got some of these vouchers!
    x
     

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