The Best Mother's Day Gift for Anyone Expectingby Elizabeth MacDonald
The pregnancy glow, the swollen belly, the countdown to counting tiny toes... Pregnancy is an amazing time.
Pregnancy during social isolation is a frustrating and extremely emotional time for mothers-to-be everywhere. It can be hard to find ways to bond with a baby growing in utero while not being able to share the moments with extended loved ones and friends. Without those personal interactions, new moms need something tangible to remind themselves of the happiness that is coming - and the miracle they are growing.
Mother's Day is a hard holiday to celebrate when you are still carrying your baby inside of you. There isn't a handprint card or a messy kitchen in which children prepared breakfast for you. Some couples decide to not celebrate until after the baby is born, but if you are currently pregnant, the day is for you, too.
It's the perfect day to love the tiny heartbeat that you are carrying within you.
The Perfect Gift
There is nothing more precious than giving a pregnant mother the gift of hearing her baby's heartbeat again and again. Pairing a handwritten card with a My Baby's Heartbeat Bear is the perfect gift.
Start with a card or letter written about the transition occurring, the beauty you see when looking at this mother-to-be, and the dreams you have for the future together as a family. Or maybe it is simply a love note declaring her beauty and explaining just how much you have loved watching her grow a baby. The sentiment will bring tears to her eyes but also strengthen your connection throughout the rest of pregnancy and social isolation.
Instead of purchasing jewelry, a fancy meal to be delivered, or flowers, give her something that she will treasure forever:
A recording of the baby's heartbeat. The tiny sound that will soon consume your lives and fill you with more love than you can ever know.
My Baby's Heartbeat Bear has the softest, most adorable stuffed animals that easily record the heartbeat and store it for a lifetime. Even sweeter? Order an extra recording heart to save a message from you about how excited you are to meet this baby.
You can currently purchase or rent a doppler to record the baby's heartbeat at home through My Baby's Heartbeat Bear, too. This will give you the power to find comfort in finding that heartbeat week after week until he or she arrives. That alone is a gift, but combining it with the plush animal of your choice is the icing on the cake.
You can have the doctor, nurse, or midwife record the baby's heartbeat during the next appointment, or you can record it at home, either way, it is quick and easy. A Heartbeat Animal compliments every nursery but will be held and hugged more often than it will be sitting on a shelf. If you already know the gender of your baby, you can accessorize your gift with a fun bow tie or tutu!
*If you have a recording from a child who was taken too early, the recording heart can record anything - even from a video, a voicemail, or laugh saved to your phone. Please take the opportunity to save it forever. A heartbeat animal will be something you can have on display, or pull out each Mother's Day to bring a smile to you in remembrance of the life you grew and will always cherish.