We just found out that my brother-in-law and his wife are expecting their first baby. So exciting! They're the first besides us to have a baby (on Tom's side. My family is pretty much done popping out babies in our generation. Just waiting to see who's going to make one of us the first grandparent. Please don't let it be me!).
So the first thing I wanted to do was get them a gift, preferably something handmade from Etsy. I could practically live on the photos of squishy babies in those hats with the long tassels, like this. Or how about this freaking adorable monkey?!
Carol crochets beautifully, so that pretty much eliminates a baby gift from Etsy.
Next up was jewelry. I know that bird egg nest necklaces are pretty popular right now. Awesome. Except I really don't know Sarah all that well, and I'm not 100% sure of her style. Does she even like birds?! Is it too trendy? But then I found this. I'm pretty sure the heaven's opened and angels sang, "La ha." I can't wait to see it in person.
Once we had her covered, I wanted to find something for the new daddy. Do you know how hard it is to find a decent, thoughtful gift for a dad to be? Preferably something that's not a T-shirt? Don't believe me? I did a Google search and came across this, this and my personal favorite, this. Brilliant.
So I'm still looking. If you're a dad, what would you have wanted to receive after announcing your first child? Or, have you given a new dad something that was a big hit? I need help.