As anticipated in this thread, my friends Cathy and Al and now the parents of a bouncing baby boy! :D:D:D She ended up having a C-section after several attempts at inducing over the past week or so, but everyone is healthy. Baby was born just after midnight, and Cathy just called me a little while ago.
I’m going to go and see the little bugger probably tomorrow morning, and I have the standard baby gifts ready to wrap later today. But I’d like some suggestions for some useful, practical gifts for the new mom & dad, something they can use right now to make things a little easier. Cathy mentioned that another friend gave her a phone card for calling people, so not that, but something along those lines.
I live about 20 minutes away from their house. I have a very heavy workload right now, so anything involving massive amounts of time is out. I’m also kind of broke at the moment. Also, they both have HUGE extended families who are probably already taking care of obvious things like food.
Parents, what small but practical item or service could you have used, or would you have appreciated, while dealing with your first baby?