The Baby Planner

The Baby Planner is to Expecting Parents, what a Wedding Planner is to an engaged couple. The Baby Planner is here to hold your hand every step of the way in the biggest decision of your life. First comes The Baby Planner...THEN comes the Baby in the Baby Carriage!!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Shower for Baby Dominic

If your youngest is 15 years old when you find out your expecting again, you need a baby shower of mega proportion! It was so much fun taking this seasoned mother of two, to register for baby items she didn't even know existed. Baby products have changed completely in 15 years, and Mommy-to-be was relieved to have a Baby Planner on board! My favorite moment was when she opened her Petunia Pickle Bottom Designer Diaper Bag, and she couldn't believe they made diaper bags so beautiful AND well designed now!

There's something really fun about throwing a baby shower for a 40-something mother, who has not had to think about any parenting skills outside of dealing with teenagers for quite some time. Grandparents, friends and extended family had a great time teasing her about being a Repeat "first-time" Mother.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Welcome Baby Alice!

A very special WELCOME to the world to my Goddaughter Alice! Weighing in at a whopping 5lb 5oz, she's the tiniest and cutest little button, swimming in her preemie size kimono. When her brother (my Godson) Liam met her for the first time, his exact words were, "What the heck!"....wise words from a very wise 2 year old!! Definitely a moment I will never forget. I am very lucky to have the best Godmother in the whole world, and I hope that I can follow in her footsteps for my own Godchildren.
My first Godmother duty for Alice was finding preemie clothes that were actually small enough for her to go home in. I learned that not all "preemie" sized clothing is actually small enough for most preemies. I found that the smallest preemie sizes were at BabyGap and Gymboree, fitting little ones in the 5lb range. It was so fun to go back to the hospital and dress her up in the tiniest little designer kimono sets and bundlers. Alice you are a very exciting addition to the family, and I already love being your Aunt Kiki!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Baby Shower Invitation

It's always such a privilege to be able to throw a very special baby shower for someone I love. This shower is a little extra special because it is for the 21st and last cousin of my generation in my family. This is the Baby Shower invitation I designed for that baby shower.