Monday, May 12, 2008

But my plan is to show you that I understand...You are appreciated

Dear Mama's:

I know there is no set formula to being a good mother, but being a first time and single mom I need to up my odds a little bit so I am sending out an S.O.S. to all the mothers out there for a little advice. I have had some wonderful mothers surround me throughout my life and I think I have learned so much from all of them but there is always more to learn. Things change all the time, what we once thought was the "solution" has now become obsolete and a new technique or "must-have" gadget has graced the market....so please fill me in on everything I need to know.

1. The worst thing about pregnancy is….

But I have found that this helps….

2. One thing I wish I would have done before the baby came was….

3. One thing I wish I would have know about childbirth is….

4. One thing every mother should know about newborns is….

5. One of the greatest inventions/toy/gadget, in regards to babies, is….

6. One invention/toy/gadget that you can do without is….

7. In soothing a baby, I have found that___________works best.

8. A new mother can never buy enough….

9. The best piece of advice I got about raising children is….

10. Anything else?....

Please email me your responses. Thank you.
bates_angie@hotmail.com

10 comments:

Kimmy said...

I sent you an email. I'm sure I'll think of more later.

Crisdee said...

We need to give you a baby shower soon!!!! did you register at babiesrus.com??? I'll email you later on tonight.... ;)

Mitchell Mark said...

You better learn some good come-backs for momma jokes.

Jenifer said...

I found I never needed a baby monitor, when they cry, you can hear it! Start buying diapers now...breast feeding was a lot different than i thought it would be. If you are planning on doing it, talk to someone. It takes like 45 minutes to feed them! And it hurts really bad! But it is a good experience.

Stephanie Kay Moore said...

Angie, I want to tell you congratulations. You are going to make a great mom and you have plenty of wonderful examples around you. I look forward to hearing the pregnancy wonders and terrors. And I cannot wait for this little angel to come into your life.

Earl Family said...

I have 4 kids and I am still asking myself all those same questions. Maybe someday I will actually get it right ;) You are going to be a fantastic mother! I will email soon -

Annie said...

I already emailed you, but I agree with the baby monitor business.

mumovearls said...

I totally agree with the baby monitor advise, for some reason when you become a mom you have a super sense of hearing that begins. You can hear your baby crying a mile away. I'll email you!
-haha Kaelynn you crack me up!-Nena

Andrea said...

I sent you an email - but I forgot one important item - a safe feeder - it's this little mesh thingy w/ a handle. You put the food or popsicle (great for teething) or whatever in the mesh end and the baby can feed herself w/o you worrying about her choking on chunks of food. Great for popsicles and bananas - a pain in the tush to clean, but totally worth it.

melanie said...

I have an email started in my draft folder. The goal is to finish it and click send, ha. It's just I don't want to leave anything out. Hope all is good.