Not only am I terrified of having my own screaming baby at home, but I am equally as terrified to be pregnant. This was a major factor in my decision to not have the six children I always planned on. Instead, my mom can just hope that I get over this fear one day and have one. Since I’m the only child, I am her only hope for grandchildren. I guess she didn’t like being pregnant either.
Every time I consider the possibility of attempting to procreate, I seem to find myself surrounded by those beautiful bundles of joy. Only they’re screaming. And smelly. Or bratty. Or all of the above. Like at the airport. Have you ever left the airport thinking you wanted to have children? I’m telling you, it’s not possible. Guess it’ll be a while before the urge returns, since I just got out of the airport yesterday, barely alive.
While I sit back and enjoy my
freedom quiet nights, my friends are out procreating. And this is perfect for me, because I get the best of both worlds. I visit them a few times a year, bring gifts (and sugar), get them all riled up, and then fly home. I’m the “cool auntie” for sure.
Since I can’t be there to eat sympathy ice cream and pickles, I have to send my love another way. Not that I wouldn’t mind the ice cream and pickles. As long as they’re separate. And the pickles are Claussen’s. That sounds like a party to me.
I put together this Pregnancy Care Package for my friend who lives across the country. Literally. West Coast to East Coast style. She’s expecting her second son, and when I found out, I was thrilled for her. Because although kids aren’t in my current life plans, I still get all excited when they’re in my friend’s.
Pregnancy Care Package Ideas
Pregnancy Magazine – Getting the Latest Information
Prenatal Vitamins – Staying Healthy
Tums – Stomach Aches
Tea – Heart Burn
Saltine Crackers, Lemon hard candy, Ginger hard candy – Morning Sickness
A “Things to Do” Notepad – “Pregnancy Brain”
Journal – Keeping Memories
Cocoa Butter – Stretch Marks
A pack of Thank You Cards – For all the baby gifts that come in
Picture Frame – For the Sonogram
Comfy Socks – Cold Feet
Baby Name Book – For decisions!
Chap Stick – Dry Lips
Body Lotion – Dry Skin
Sleeping Mask – Fatigue
Candle – Eliminate Foul Odors
Chocolate/Sour Candy/Favorite Candy (or gift cards to ice cream stores) – Food Cravings
You can print all the tags here, tie them with twine to each item, throw it in a box, and mail it out to your friend. You may want to include a pack of tissues, since I’m sure there will be tears. Hey, she is pregnant after all.