You know how mamas-to-be get pampered before having a baby. They get all the goodies for the baby, gift baskets, spa days, manis-pedis, etc. before the big day arrives. But, what about the dads? They may feel left out in all the excitement of preparing for his baby's arrival. Now, your guy may be just fine with that and that's great. But, for those that may be feeling a little left out, there is something you can do.
I have always been a big proponent of making the guy feel just as special as the girl. For example, when my husband and I got married, I wanted him, the groom, to feel just as important as me, the bride. We always hear it's the "bride's day," but the groom is just as important. So, I asked/wanted my fiancé to walk down the aisle; not just walk out the front with all of his groomsmen as usually is the tradition. He, at first, was't too thrilled about it, but after making a deal with him, he agreed and it was a hit. All the guests loved it. All of this to say, I feel the dad expecting his first or even his second, third, fourth, baby should feel just as important as the mom.
Therefore, what better time to show him some love, appreciation and support than "pampering" him for Valentine's Day, especially if your baby is due or nearly due around this special "love" time.
You could put together a box of his favorite goodies, such as soap, cologne, candy, books about being a daddy he can read to the baby, sports onesie he will enjoy dressing the baby with, earplugs, etc. and other little personal items you know he will enjoy. Be creative. Search Pinterest. I found several ideas when I searched under "New dad goody basket." You could make your own tags with special messages, i.e. "#1 Dad," "World's Best Daddy," "We love you," - you get the idea, and attach to various items you include in the box and don't forget a special love note. After all, it is for Valentine's Day! He could even take some of these items to the hospital with him just like you take your hospital bag.
If you decide to do this, please share. I would love to see what you create!
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