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  1. Jessica V.
    December 8, 2009

    I second your note about making sure to actually include time for the new mom to attend a spa appointment. I’ve got 2 spa certificates in my purse – but no time to use them and an overactive guilt-factor that makes it tough for me to make the time to go. Nothing kills a good massage like the feeling that you have to rush home right afterward. I call it spa-guilt and it always make me wish I hadn’t even bothered in the first place!

  2. lindswing
    December 8, 2009

    My stepsister bought me a bottle of Aveeno stress relief body wash and a really soft loofah, and it is my absolute favorite thing anyone got me post-partum. It wasn’t much, but I have a sudden appreciation for long, luxurious showers and that’s probably a part of it. I stick the baby in his bouncy seat or pass him off to my husband and have a glorious time.

  3. cassie
    December 13, 2009

    I had my baby less than a week ago (yes, really) and want to send this list to all my well-meaning, but clueless relatives who think a gazillion Baby’s First Christmas… stocking, onesie, bib, ornament, etc., is what I really crave as gifts this year.
    (The pjs alone would be heaven. I bought myself one set of post-partum pjs as a treat for once I got home and loooooove them to death. I feel pampered and pretty in them.)

  4. Linda
    December 14, 2009

    *hugs Cassie*
    I feel for you. Mine’s four weeks old and he’s gotten all that stuff too—when I’d appreciate more practical things like extra blankets and hats for him, since it’s cold where we live.
    (And yes, would totally appreciate pajamas and a scheduled massage + babysitter!)

  5. Jen
    December 23, 2009

    Ah – I just had my second baby on Halloween and recently blogged on a similar topic http://brutalandhonest.blogspot.com/2009/11/new-favorite-things-for-postpartum-moms.html
    I love the spa idea! These are great and I agree with cassie – it would be wonderful if well-meaning friends and family could read this before purchasing gifts!
    In my blog, I also included the Yummy Tummy tops (great for holding in the post-baby bulge) and the book The Second Nine Months, which makes me laugh hysterically and not feel so bad about myself or my parenting!

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