|Babies and the Big City!
||[Feb. 22nd, 2012|02:26 pm]
The Question Club
My boyfriend's sister just had her first baby, and I haven't seen him yet, but I'm so excited for everyone in his family! Obviously they've already had their shower, and they have lots of love and support from other family members, and I am pretty broke, but I'd like to do something nice for them. |
So, people of TQC who have been new parents to a newborn, what did you need/want the most after your baby arrived? Obviously I know that they're probably overwhelmed with visitors and all that right now, so I'm not about to thrust myself onto them just yet, but in a few weeks, probably. They're mostly covered for babysitting and all that (the mom's father is retired and has been "hired" as babysitter). I'm fairly close with the parents, but we're not super tight-knit or anything either.
With this stuff in mind, would it maybe be better to just let them know that I'm available if and when they ever need something?
TL;DR If you've ever had a new baby, what are some things that people did for you that you really appreciated, or that helped you during those hectic times?
DK/DC, can you name some young adult novels (or collections of short stories, I suppose) that have an urban setting? Are there any specific episodes of cartoons, like Hey Arnold, that really show the city? (I'm putting together an 8th grade ELA unit that revolves around urban settings, and I've got no idea what to do yet.)