The adage, “Better late than never”, may very well be my personal motto.
My co-worker recently had a baby. And while I think most people shower expectant mothers with gifts prior to their delivery, I waited until she returned from her maternity leave.
I had recently seen a “Mommy Survival” jar on Pinterest. I really liked the idea, therefore I decided to create my own version. We work in a hospital, so I decided to make it inspired by that as well.
I started with a plastic container…
And an array of items.
And you guessed it – I carefully placed all the items into the container.
I then created a list explaining the contents of the container.
It read as follows:
Contents and Possible Indications
Pacifier – To keep your little one happy
Advil – For all your aches and pains that may come your way from keeping up with a little one
Mascara – To look good following any sleep deprived nights (because when you look good, you feel good)
Crystal Light with Caffeine – To keep you hydrated & to give you a little pick me up
Baby Wipes – To keep your little one tidy
Germ X – To keep you tidy after using the above item
Target Gift card – Sometimes a little retail therapy is just what the Dr. ordered
M & M’s – When all else fails, chocolate makes everything better
Congratulations, (I have covered her name in the photo below)
This list was then placed on top of the items in the container.
With the inside of the container complete, I then focused my attention to decorating the lid. I created a label for the container. It read as follows:
(Again, I have covered her name) Crash Cart Box
To help you survive every moment of Motherhood,
even if it seems to be “crashing”.
So, there you have it…
My version of a better late then never, baby gift.
Only At My House,
P.S. The writing of this blog post took longer than compiling this gift.