Alex is the first one of my friends to birth a child.
In the run-up to the delivery, I frequently experienced internal fireworks of excitement so extreme that I had to sit down.
This gift quest would be a doddle. All baby clothes look cute, all the toys are colourful or so soft that you want to rub your face on them. Plus anything in miniature is a novelty.
I was almost at the cash register of Trotters, a very nice baby store, with some tiny rabbit booties when I decided not to proceed with my purchase but to wait.
Although I loved the bunny booties, they weren't exactly Alex's taste.
Also, after about a month, the baby wouldn't be able to wear them. Alex would probably just end up using them to polish a small mirror. One bunny bootie per finger. It would be a slow task.
Because she wanted to keep the gender of the baby a surprise, people bought her lots of grey, white and yellow gifts. She requested something colourful so I came up with a list of items:
- mobile for the cot
- baby crockery and cutlery
- baby gym mat for tummy time
- bath toys
- wall stickers for the nursery
I decided on a Fisher Price baby gym mat with a kick piano. It's awesome.
Nothing like this was available when I was a baby. My mum probably just plonked me down on the floor with a Bible and some dried rice to play with and look how well I turned out!
Alex gave birth to Baby W in June and he is perfect. I have witnessed baby W on the mat. I beheld his intelligent eyes, so full of wonder and his teeny baby toes playing the notes with delicacy.
Baby W is going to be a genius with this level of stimulation.
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