So last time I had a baby it all happened so fast (don’t hate) I had no time to think of ambiance! Plus? I showed up in FLIP FLOPS! Unacceptable!! I need to start laying out different comfy-but-photogenic outfit options this week. Siri – add this to the to-do! (just kidding, I don’t have an iPhone. I actually understand technology!)
Back to 2009- The one thing I did consider was my “first meal” request. I had been abstaining from brie and other unpasteurized cheeses during my pregnancy and craved my favorite sandwich (brie, avocado and apple on a ciabatta). My mom was all over it- buying avocados every other day so she’d have one at optimum ripeness when the time came.
This time around all that first pregnancy paranoia is gone and brie, spray tans, adventure sports, superfluous x-rays, and champagne are all a go. (Half joking?)
Anyhoooo – Since I plan on getting to the birthing center a LOT earlier this time, so as to take advantage of their jacuzzi (it’s very Mount Airy Lodge meets …well, probably Mount Airy Lodge) I have been thinking about what else I may want on hand as I bring YET ANOTHER miracle into the world (future miracles to include the 4-part Young Adult novel phenomenon that will just POUR out of me once I’m a fantastically busy mom of 2) But I digress!
Here’s what I really wanted: Diptyque candles in Baies (during) and Lilac (after) and some Veuve Clicquot Rose. But then I remembered the birth center doesn’t ALLOW real candles. I know. Start a letter-writing campaign.
I guess I’ll just have to spritz some Frederic Malle ‘En Passant’ in the air and dim the lights. Also? Cashmere everything. Do they make cashmere boppy covers? If so, I want one. If not, DIY that shit. (See- This is precisely why Beyonce should have actually had her own baby- so many opportunities to make ridiculous demands.)
I can’t predict *exactly* what I’ll want to eat right after delivering? But here are some things I would NOT reject:
toasted bagel (from reputable bagelry) with cream cheese (NOT low fat!)
macarons from Bouchon
chocolate croissant from Petrossian
vegan apple cannelle from Le Pain Q
The ‘Veggie Franco’ from City Sandwich
Now you know.
Who knew Lilly Pulitzer was making bedding for kids? I, for one, did not!
Check out this girly-goodness, available at Garnet Hill.
Lily of the Valley percale bedding $50-$190
This print is very “D. Porthault on a budget,” n’est-ce pas?
'She's Daffy' duvet cover and sham $58-$228
Check out the whole collection...
I recognize that I am TOTALLY TERRIBLE – but the truth is, when I see baby boys (say 1 – 3 years old) I just think they are inherently WAY MORE DORKY and lame than their female counterparts. Walkin’ all stompy zombie like, bad haircuts, clothes with trucks or hockey sticks on them in retina-searing primary colors, or decked out like mini “business casual” dads. (Don’t get me started on those monogrammed Ralph Lauren button downs on infants!) Anyhoo — I’m not sure if any of the clothes below are much better, but I think they are a step in the right direction!
Vintage striped sweater with farm motif - $10
German Lederhosen 4T - $15.99
If you are going to be a dork- at least be a 1930’s era dork! (FYI – I don’t think these are dorky at all)
Vintage 1920s suspendered WOOL shortpants 3-4T $23
Paired with a jean jacket and some chucks? Could be very awesome.
Vintage Baby Boy Shorts Outfit Set- 2 piece, 12 Months - $14
Yes- there is a sport motif but the color scheme is cute and it’s believably BABY-LIKE.
Vintage Baby Boy Corduroy suit 9-12m $11
Manages to be “semi-formal” without suggesting your son has an interview at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind after his nap. Throw a Mini Rodini shirt underneath, leave the jacket unbuttoned – you’re good to go.
And on the NON-vintage tip…
Nico Nico Circle tee $38
This shirt is amazing!!
Mini Rodini 'fruit monkey' sweatshirt $68
“Little Sailor” slipper socks in knitted material with a non-slippery and aerated PVC sole $31
Classic lace-up boots $69
Made in France. Natch.
Au revoir pour maintenant!
Available at most Whole Foods!
It is raw, organic and cold-pressed to taste amazing. Also? It’s sorta pink. win-win-win!
“Do sometimes the mail men and the mail ladies get in love sometimes?”
Just cuz some people have asked- I *do* have an Amazon wishlist of baby things.
Baby Boy Wallace Wishlist!
I was poking around the daddyman’s phone last night (not in a creepy way! He was sitting right there, swear) and discovered a whole bunch of photos I had never seen before – mostly from his ‘Daddy Fridays’ with Virginia.