“Yup, everything looks good from what I can see. You’re good to go.”
Congratulations. You have kept your bouncing bundle of joy alive for half a year. Twenty-six weeks ago, you pushed this miracle into the world in all their tiny wriggling glory. Twenty weeks ago, you checked in with the person that took care of you and your growing family for months, maybe seeing you every day as you got closer and closer to delivery. But at that six week check-in, they glanced at your stitches, told you how beautiful your new baby is, and sent you on your way, figuring that you were okay.
If you’re a expecting parent, you’re probably experiencing the extreme and abject terror that comes with preparing for a new baby. On one hand, you absolutely cannot wait for your little bundle to arrive. On the other hand, you hope they stay in there forever, because you haven’t got a clue what to do with them.
You’re not alone. Join thousands of new and expectant parents at the New York Baby Show, the tri-state area’s biggest baby event of the year. Here, you can strut the aisles in style, asking all your questions and scoring some pretty cool goodies, too.
The event is planned and hosted with parents in mind, so while there’s plenty of entertainment for the little ones, moms and dads have their own separate lounge areas too. There are spaces for feeding and changing, and even a cafe. In addition to the nearly 200 pregnancy, baby, toddler and family brands that will be in attendance, you and your baby can sign up for classes together. The New York Baby Show also boasts a stroller test track, where you can test out the top most road–err, sidewalk-worthy contenders.
Being a new mom myself, I love any chance to hear from other parents and try out some baby gear, and I’m totally committed to helping you get through parenthood with a bit of sanity and a lot of humor. That’s why babydroppings is giving away TEN tickets to the New York Baby Show, courtesy of MomTrends! Plus, get 25% off any ticket with the code BabyDroppings25!
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A week or so ago, I went back to teaching classes. I’m really fortunate to have only had to go back part-time, but even so, I was struck by severe anxiety the night before. While I was excited about having adult conversations (yay!) I was apprehensive about leaving my daughter with my husband all day. As if that weren’t enough, my husband then decided to book a photo shoot, meaning that my little one would be with him for part of the time, then my mother-in-law, then my dad.
Seriously? I wouldn’t have trusted Mary Poppins with my kid. And now this? Continue reading →
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Tis the season for giving, and as if that weren’t enough, my sister-in-law’s baby shower is coming up this weekend. Even my dear husband, one of the most generous people I know, has started peppering me with “What do you want for Christmas?”
The answer is…I don’t know. Continue reading →