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.
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.