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Did You Spoil Your Baby's Callers?

I was lucky enough to shower once a day when my babe made her debut. But when visitors knocked on the door, I just hoped to be out of my pajamas.

In contrast, I have a friend who was coiffed and outfitted with babe in arms when guests greeted her newborn. To see the other treats she offered,


She also had candles lit, a baby book to sign and chocolate bars printed with her baby's stats.

The warm environment she created was welcoming though I never expected to be the one pampered when I went to wish them well.

Did you spoil your guests?

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milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
Heck most of the time I was in my pj's, which usually consist of sweats and a t-shirt so nothing too bad. They were there to see the baby not to have me entertain them and look pretty.
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 9 years
LOL goose! When I had visitors I spent the entire time silently praying my then-17 month old wouldn't try to show off and climb into my lap and pretend to nurse.
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
Nope -- and I don't feel even slightly bad about it. I'm guessing that this was your friend's first child? My other little ducklings would've been setting the linens aflame with the lit candles, gobbling down chocolate bar chunks and shredding all those precious little labels, plus decorating the pages of the baby book with smudgy chocolate fingerprints, puddles of spilt milk, in addition to very many spirited illustrations and scribbles. But it's cute, what your friend did. Daddy can order the candy bars online soon following birth, to be delivered promptly for all the well-wishers. The baby book can be signed with encouraging notes at baby showers and at the hospital, plus be available to grab with the digital camera at a moment's notice on a bookshelf in the gathering room. But I'm a low-fuss person, so I wouldn't bother with candles (potential danger caused by sleep induced forgetfulness + possible sensitivities/allergies to all the fragrance = more potential damage than benefit rendered, imo).
Greggie Greggie 9 years
No. We rarely even get visitors, we go visiting. My house is tiny, visitors don't have anywhere to sit. If I did know someone was coming, I would be showered and dressed. Not dressed up, just in actual clothes. And if you stop by without letting me know ahead of time, you're not coming in the door anyway. I do not tolerate the pop-in.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
Ha! I was lucky enough to be out of my pajamas when my daughter was born :P
Sophie13 Sophie13 9 years
No. I have enough to worry about.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
I love those chocolate bars! They do them as wedding favors too :)
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