We interrupt Christmas in July week to celebrate the Royal Baby birth and publish this post that we wrote after our Royal Baby Shower Benefit.
Welcome to the World, Prince Cambridge! (Real name TBD) We, along with the rest of the world, are so glad that you are here! You’ve got quite a future ahead of you, what with being 3rd in line to the British throne and all.
We don’t envy your new mum having to raise you in the public eye. Fortunately she has her mother-in-law’s example to follow. Although she never knew your other grandmother, Diana’s mothering example was played out in front of the press, too, and, by all accounts, she did an amazing job in challenging circumstances.
If your mum ever has the chance to catch The Gracious Posse, we want to offer her some humble words of advice that we gathered from our posse who attended our Royal Baby Shower Benefit in your honor. Even if she does not have the time, we hope these words of advice might help another new mother or two just starting on the overwhelming job of raising a newborn.
We asked our shower guests,
What words of motherly wisdom would you share with Kate Middleton or your own God-daughter?
This is one of the best times of your life – cherish it and the baby.
A wise parent provides their children with everything they NEED not everything they want.
Take a few moments to keep a diary of what’s happening – milestones, events – reading these later are wonderful!
You don’t have to have an answer for everything. Most of the time they just need you to listen while they vent.
Encourage your children to be exactly who they are and accept them as such unconditionally.
1. Nap when the baby naps.
2. Don’t hesitate to use Tylenol p.m. & wine.
Trust your Baby, Trust yourself.
If breastfeeding, don’t eat Oreos & chocolate. Baby will never sleep & will cry a lot.
In the age of technology, make sure you take actual photographs and print them. Photo albums are still a good thing.
~ Preserve the statements from kids by keeping a quote book from DAY 1! I have had many a laugh with my teen boys on what they said in their earlier years.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt: “Better broken bones than a broken spirit.” Love this!
Enjoy the time with your child, but also make sure to make time for yourself. An hour to exercise, read, etc. can re-energize you!
Enjoy your kids while they are young. It goes by so fast.
If you did it (anything that caused trouble), then your child is going to do it at a younger age and with law enforcement involved.
Stay in love with your baby’s father.
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Take so many pictures/video it seems obnoxious & label them. Date, location & people.
Find a way to see God in the world.
Enjoy your child while he/she is young because time flies!!
Enjoy every minute; they grow up so fast!
For God so loved the world that He gave his everlasting son . . . . John 3:16
Take a picture of your new baby each month on his/her “b”day with a written card included in the photo that states the date of the photo – you think you’ll remember but you never do!
Sometimes closing our mouths and smiling through the poor behavior brings better results!
Always remember God listens in Love.
All wonderful advice from our posse who donated shower gifts to help struggling new RVA moms who are using the services of the Pregnancy Resource Center of Metro Richmond. Please pass it on to any new mum whom you know.
One final word of advice to new moms:
Rely on your posse when the going gets tough!
July 23, 2013
p.s. Congratulations to Becky A., the winner of our Royal Baby Shower pool. She will receive this fabulous
Murfette scarf donated by The Pink Palm.