Daily Archives: May 28, 2011

First-Time Mom Friday (a day late)

I’ve realized that I’ve gone a bit overboard with the “Annmarie” personalization around the house.  I think this has a large part to do with me being a first time mom.  I couldn’t decide between birth announcements so I have THREE different ones:

And then there are the sweet gifts we’ve received from people (and I *LOVE* them all!):

Received from our boss’s boss’s boss’s boss’s… the head of the department!

Made by my very talented craftacular friend, Kristin.

A gift from my very sweet cousin-in-law, Christen.  She ordered the blanket and burp cloth from Petunias.

Even Jeremy has bought me Annmarie / mom – related stuff (this was his, well Annmarie’s, mother’s day make-up present:

It is a letter “A” (the owl was from a Christmas gift and the chain recently broke so I just moved it to this necklace) and there is a ring with Annmarie’s birthdate on it.  The other phrases were just funny (but VERY true!) things.  He ordered this stuff from Mano y Metal.

And then I even went and made a SHADOW box (I never thought I’d utter those words) of Annmarie’s hospital stuff like her little hat, hospital bracelets, little sign that hung in her crib…

A part of me wonders if having all of these personalized items is a first-time mom thing.  Will I go out and buy all this name stuff if we have a second baby?  Will I still be undecided about a birth announcement?  Will I dare make another shadow box?

This leads me to the tons of pictures and videos.  Does that stop after you have another (or at least does the frequency die down a bit?).  I kind of hope not because I’d hate to miss these moments with any subsequent babies…

(Annmarie has recently started squealing A TON.  It is as if she’s just found her voice.  I love it.



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