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Welcome to our new baby arrival page!

Congratulations on being an expectant parent .... so many exciting preparations to make for the arrival of a new baby - planning for all the equipment that you might need and buying clothes for the new arrival.

Picture of a newborn baby with parents
You may have children already in which case you will be thinking about how to prepare them for the new arrival - you may even have pets, a cat or a dog, which you will need to take into consideration in your planning.

We've found some great sites to answer the most popular questions asked by parents:-

How can I prepare my toddler for the new baby's arrival?

How do I plan my budget for having a new baby?

A Mother's Prayer

Hello there, Lord, it's me again.
It always seems I call You when
I need someone to understand
That I could use a helping hand.

In answer to my fervent prayer.
You've placed a child in my care.
And I've tried hard to be prepared,
But frankly, Lord, sometimes I'm scared.

Will I be all that I should be?
And can my child depend on me
To be there when the nights are long;
To know what's right, to know what's wrong?

Yet as these thoughts run through my head,
I think of what my mom once said;
"Whatever challenge faces you,
Your best is all that you can do."

Well thank you, Lord, for showing me
The wisdom of simplicity.
So I'll just take things day by day,
And keep in touch if that's okay.

New Baby Sayings

I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living,
My baby you'll be. ~ Robert Munsch

A new baby is like the beginning of all things, wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
~ Eda J. Le Shan

I have a little miracle, that I would like to share.
God has sent me an angel, that I handle with great care.

Newborn Gift Ideas

Expecting a new baby? If this is your first baby you will have a lot of items to buy. If money is tight there is no need to buy everything new. There are many second hand stores where you can buy gently used clothes, toys and other baby items at a fraction of the cost.

Once you have had a baby you realize that they grow out of clothes very quickly so there is no need to buy a ton of stuff for your newborn baby. Look to your friends and family who have had babies to help you out with the necessities. Attend garage sales or an organized baby clothing swap in your neighbourhood. You will find that you can score some really great bargains this way!

Of course, if your friends and family are holding a baby shower for you they will be looking for suggestions for gift ideas for your new baby. It might be a good idea to suggest gifts that are more expensive. A group present such as a crib, stroller, or car seat is something that you will definitely need and a great gift for your new baby. If you do some research on the internet you can determine the make and model that you would like and pass this information on to the person who is organizing your baby shower.

Many people think that the order a child is born into a family affects their character development. A first born will develop into a natural leader whereas a middle child may be more of a peacemaker. Below is a chart that suggests strong characteristic tendencies for each child born into the family. Take a look at your own family, are some of these traits evident in your siblings or children?

First Child Middle Child Last Child Only Child
Natural Leader Flexible Risk taker Close to parents
High Achiever Easy going Outgoing Self control
Organized Social Creative Leader
On time Peacemakers Self centered Mature
Know it all Independent Financially irresponsible Dependable
Bossy Secretive Competitive Demanding
Responsible May feel life is unfair Bored easily Unforgiving
Adult pleaser Strong negotiator Likes to be pampered Private
Obeys the rules Generous Sense of humor Sensitive

Mother's Heart

I loved you from the very start,
You stole my breath, embraced my heart.
Our life together has just begun
You’re part of me my little one.
As mother with child, each day I grew,
My mind was filled with thoughts of you.
I’d daydream of the things we’d share,
Like late-night bottles and Teddy bears.
Like first steps and skinned knees,
Like bedtime stories and ABC’s.
I thought of things you’d want to know,
Like how birds fly and flowers grow.
I thought of lessons I’d need to share,
Like standing tall and playing fair.
When I first saw your precious face,
I prayed your life be touched with grace.
I thanked the angels from above,
And promised you unending love.
Each night I lay you down to sleep,
I gently kiss your head and cheek.
I count your little fingers and toes;
I memorize your eyes and nose.
I linger at your nursery door,
Awed each day I love you more.
Through misty eyes, I dim the light,
I whisper, “I love you” every night.
I loved you from the very start,
You stole my breath, embraced my heart.
As mother and child our journeys begin,
My heart’s yours forever little one.

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Thanks for visiting Special Moments, I hope you found some great ideas for your new baby.