10 months. That is how long pregnancy actually is. No one really thinks about the fact that 40 weeks is technically 10 months.
That would be 10 months of waiting, wondering, worrying. 10 months of eating right and avoiding everything we shouldn't have. 10 months of growing and caring for someone we have yet to meet, but who will change our whole world.
No one knows 10 months like a mother-to-be. And that is why mothers-to-be will love these cards.
Right now, there are cards to celebrate everything, to and from everyone. Need a graduation card for your niece from your cat? It's out there. Need a Friendship Day or Thanksgiving card? Those also exist. However, when you search for a card to a new mother, there are many options, but few from the person we are most excited to meet and see - the baby we have been creating and caring for during the past 10 months.
My friend recently told me of his new venture - MumMum Cards (cards to new mothers from their babies) - and it was like a lightning bolt. I couldn't believe these didn't exist everywhere and weren't already in every baby store possible. (With as much time as we spent in our local baby stores, I would have definitely noticed.) The "On My Way" cards are perfect for baby showers, or for showing mom a little love before the baby arrives, and the "I'm Here" cards are ideal for once baby arrives.
I can't tell you how much a card from my new little one would have been appreciated and treasured. I was fortunate with my first in that my pregnancy was a breeze, and our new baby was the easiest to care for, however, the birth was pretty difficult. I would have loved to have something tangible - aside from my obvious new pride and joy - to look at and know how much my pain, scarring, and sacrifice meant to my little one. It wasn't as if I didn't know this just by looking at him. or from the support I received from my husband and parents, but in those quiet moments, it really would have been nice.
I believe that every new mom could use some reassurance and thanking after a new baby - which is why I can't wait to suggest these cards to my friends.
They can be purchased here: http://mummumcards.com/
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