Tuesday, May 15, 2012
It may just be me but baby fever seems to be popping up all over the place lately. Maybe it's because we just celebrated Mother's Day last weekend or that spring is in full bloom. It just seems like babies are on everyone's brains these days.
Adding to the fever is a new movie coming out this weekend called What to Expect When You're Expecting. It's loosely based on the popular book of the same name which is like a Baby Bible for new moms. Have you seen the trailer for it yet? It looks hilarious! It shows the not-so-pretty side of being pregnant. The woman are practically beating up their husbands for putting them in this situation. You just have to feel bad for the poor dads in this film! LOL
There is a great cast in it too including Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks and Brooklyn Decker. That's a lot of amazing looking moms! Plus Chris Rock and Dennis Quaid play two of the dads. It really looks funny and sweet.
The biggest thing anyone can say about having a baby is that it certainly creates a lot of stress in a family! Between the lack of sleep and all sorts of fears a lot of moms and dads feel, you would have to be a robot not to be a stressed parent. So anything couples can do to reduce stress would be great.
For Mother's Day, I wrote about our new line of Laura Ashley Candles on BeddingStyle. Candles are certainly a great way to help calm your senses. There is nothing like a good smell to put you in a great frame of mind. But there are other things you can do to relax from yoga to curling up with a good book. Unfortunately for new parents, there isn't much time for either of those.
Instead, it is a good idea to get your "nest" in order. And by nest I mean your bed! Before having the baby, why not pick up some new fun sheets that can put you in a real mommy frame of mind. They can help you think about parenting before you even give birth and then once you're laying in bed with your newborn, those familiar sheets will hopefully be a calming relief.
Here are a couple of fun sets that I thought give off a nice mommy warmth to them:
Good luck to all you new parents out there!
Have a great week,