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The Nesting Instinct

My wonderful daughter is presently expecting her second child. When she was pregnant with our Grandson Noah, I was beside myself with excitement at the thought of my first ever grandchild. As soon as we found out that she was expecting a boy I had to constrain myself not to rush out and go on a huge shopping spree.

I  fondly remember when I was pregnant myself with Siobhan, I was so nervous about my pregnancy and the health of my baby, that I did not indulge myself to buy anything at all – not even a pram – because I was so worried in case things did not go smoothly.

These days life is so much simpler I’m happy to say. With all the developments of modern midwifery care and safe screening of all pregnancies, mothers can be reassured about the good health and well being of their developing foetus.

With this new found peace of mind  mums today feel totally at ease scanning the internet for the latest Baby Gifts and New Born Gifts so that they can be well prepared and organised well before the safe delivery of their baby. This nesting instinct is part of a natural process in the preperation for being a mum. In fact, even their friends have got into the swing of the preperations, which explains why Baby Showers have become so popular that everyone can share in the excitment.

I am often contacted by friends and work colleagues who see MyBabylog as a great Baby Shower Gift for the mum to be. Sometimes in a larger group of friends they will fill the MyBabylog Memory Chest compartments with Baby Boy or Baby Girl gifts e.g. First Teddy or Baby Booties etc…

I just want to take this opportunity of wishing all the new Mums-to-be in 2012 a huge Congratulations – and I’ll keep you posted on our new arrival sometime in Febraury…

So from Mybabylog Headquarters…‘Let The Journey begin’

Welcoming Baby

The arrival of newborn babies is a time for blissful celebration. It’s one of those life-changing moments for a family because they see their family grow. Newborn babies make a family feel that little bit more complete and they bring so much love into their parents lives that they never forget.

The wait

The magic of baby memories starts from the first ultrasound. The moment you see that tiny life growing inside of you is the moment your life transforms and goes down a completely different path.

Ultrasounds, really, are your first introduction to the littlest member of your family. They show you your baby on a fuzzy little screen, they even let you hear the vibrations of your little baby’s heartbeat. For most mums, that’s the biggest teaser of all. They can see their baby, they can feel the baby growing, but they can’t reach out and touch.

The ultrasound shows you that precious baby as it grows and makes you yearn to hold them tightly. This can make mums feel impatient like a child at Christmas; it’s the ultimate example of seeing something that you want desperately but can’t quite have. Patience is a virtue, but it’s almost impossible to be that virtuous or patient when you are that excited to meet your newborn baby.

The arrival

Nine months go by and your baby is eager to get out to greet you. Although the process of giving birth can be uncomfortable for some mothers, the end result makes all of that a completely distant memory. That first time that you see your newborn baby is an irreplaceable, treasured memory.

Holding such a precious little life in your arms for the first time is such a powerful and special moment. From the first cries to the first time they hold your finger, it’s as if time stops completely and there’s only you, your baby and your family in the whole world. The pain and discomfort just falls away into nothingness and your life fits together in a bright new way.

Memories and keepsakes

Nothing is more precious than giving life to a newborn and the memories deserve to be preserved and treasured forever. Thinking about births in your family or in your circle of friends is instantly heart-warming and so magical that you need something special to keep all of your memories together.

The My BabyLog memory chest gives you one beautifully hand-crafted keepsake box to hold everything: first tooth, hospital tag, even your first picture of your precious newborn. This chest of memories keeps you and your baby close together forever. You can pass it down to them as they grow older; you can sit down with them and show them who they were as they become who they will be.

Whether it’s for your baby or someone else’s, our memory chest is a way to keep hold of every last detail of your baby from the very first moments of their life.

Thanks for reading!

Barbara x

Baby Memory Chests – A nice way to chart baby progress

The other day a gift of the My Babylog keepsake chest was given to soon-to-be parents.  It was one of those ‘friends of friends’ really but upon receiving the memory box they were absolutely overjoyed at it, loved the fact that it could store a lot more than just Christening keepsakes, but the entire baby’s life – all in one box.

They are expecting their baby in August of this year which is apparently a boy – so congratulations to them on their very special gift!

What was really interesting is that they said they’d been looking for ages for a box that was a little bit better than the standard ones available and couldn’t believe the amount of drawers, compartments and little touches we put in to it.

I guess it’s love of children that made me think so much about what I would want to see in a baby keepsake box to be honest.  I know that I am a classic hoarder of beautiful things and when it comes to children and grandchildren it can be so easy to lose things.   Whether that’s the first lock of hair or their first tooth – it seems such a shame to misplace those things, which is another reason I put so much blood, sweat and tears in to creating this one.

The journey for My Babylog has been a very, very long one with so much effort to get it right – but I’m pleased to say what started out as a dream has become a reality as the My Babylog brand grows and – while it’s easy to be cynical about ‘the sale’ I do genuinely love the fact that everytime a My Babylog is given to new parents, soon-to-be parents or even Grandparents, their joy makes the past few years totally bearable!

If you want a baby keepsake box that will allow you to store much more than the norm, then I’d love you to opt for the My Babylog memory chest as hopefully you will smile as much as the soon-to-be parents that got theirs a couple of weeks ago!