At the moment we are two babies up (plus our angel of course) with no plans for more in the foreseeable future. Don’t get me wrong, I love babies, I really do – otherwise I wouldn’t have had any… – but in a kind of bittersweet way I am glad that the baby days are ending and we can have so many adventures together now. I do occasionally get broody, but if I get really desperate I could just borrow a baby, right?
I don’t think there is ever a time when one of my friends is not pregnant; so many have had babies recently or are expecting very soon, and I really do love watching their pregnancy journey’s, and then of course the baby journey’s and the overload of gorgeously adorable photos! (That is when I get broody).
After two babies, I far from consider myself an expert on the topic – I’m still clueless at some things and just wing it really! But when people ask for advice, I do try and help in any way I can as I know how hard it is being a first-time parent and not leaving the hospital with an instruction manual – heck, even with subsequent babies!
The BabySteps scratch off calendar doesn’t claim to be an expert at babies & parenting either, but it does provide parents-to-be with a different fact or tip for each day of pregnancy. The fun is in the scratching off of each day to discover what is underneath, so kind of a cross between an advent calendar and a scratchcard, but you get the greatest reward at the end – a tiny human!
It’s something I have never seen before and I would have loved to have received one of these during either of my pregnancies, but alas…