Thursday, July 28, 2011

I have an idea...

I keep seeing all these things for a hospital survival kit for moms and a hospital survival kit for dads but I've yet to see anything for sweet little siblings.

I've been talking a lot lately to a good friend of mine who is also pregnant and due just two days before me. She has a daughter about Ansleigh's age and we both want to do something for the girls so they don't feel left out of this momentous occasion.

Therefore, I've decided to do a "Big Sister Gift Bag" or a "New Arrival Present" or something like that. I don't know what to call it. Do you have any ideas?

I know I'm going to get her some little books about being a big sister and put a big sister shirt in there. Maybe a coloring book and a box of crayons for times of boredom. A special snack and juice box? A Barbie/Little Sister combo? I'm still (OBVIOUSLY) developing this idea but I want it to be great. I want her to feel loved while I'm busy pushing a large object out of a very small place.

What would you put in there for your older child?

My mom said she's going to bring Ansleigh a present for her that she can use for her baby (she's getting a Bitty Baby from Lolli & Pop Pop for Christmas.Shhh...don't tell.) like a bottle and a sleeper or something. My mom is a genius. Really, she is.


Ericka B. Jackson said...

Every time my mother had a new baby (twice), I got a new baby! Cabbage Patch kids were sooo in then, so at the hospital I got a new cabbage patch kid to take care of, while Mom took care of baby brother. I always thought it was a neat tradition!

Lacey said...

That first book you have at the top is the one I bought her today! :-) I really like it! EC has really been wanting a Pottery Barn backpack, so I may get her one of those monogrammed to put it all it.

Melanie said...

I put together a big sister present for Caroline from "Baby Brother." It had a new DVD, coloring book, special snacks, basically little things she could use at the hospital. I wrapped it in a cute bag with tulle and set it with our stuff to go to the hospital. Sounds like you are on a great track, and I too really like the idea of letting the older siblings have a special present for such a big event.

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Everything w/ Eggs said...

Cute idea. Throw in some fruit snacks. Got to have some kind of treat.