Skip Nav
Toddlers
Why I'm Proud of My Son's Long Hair
Food and Activities
120 Kids' Birthday Party Themes to Celebrate Your Child's Big Day
Pregnancy
The 1 Major Thing I Didn't Give Up When I Found Out I Was Pregnant

Decorating the House for New Baby

babysugar Diaries: Welcome Wagon Gets Better Each Time?

My guess is that the gift stores in baby hospitals aren't fully feeling pains of the recession. Balloons and flowers seem to be popping up all over my neighborhood as the storks keep dropping off bundles of joy. Passing through the decorated doors and helium inflated pacifiers is parenthood's equivalent of the newlywed tradition of the groom carrying the bride over the threshold.

When we brought home our first baby, there was very little hoopla. I asked my mom to take a picture of my new and improved family outside of our house. Had I not made the request, I am pretty sure we would have no evidence of her "coming home." With my son, however, we were greeted with balloons, flowers and a mini paparazzi on our front steps. I don't know what the difference was the second time around, but I'm thinking I should have another baby just to see what kind of "welcome home" is in store for number three!

Did you experience this?

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Review of Eco-Friendly Nursery Cleansers
Answering Children's Questions
Mommy Thumb
Did You Go Home From the Hospital Before Baby?
Did Your Baby Have a "Home From the Hospital" Outfit?
Lil's Favorite Five: Home From the Hospital Essentials
Signs of Super Moms
Taking Home Baby Tip
Children's Birthday Parties
How to Entertain Kids at the Pediatrician's Office
From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds