First, before we start thinking about anniversary gifts for after your baby has been born...
A massive Congratulations!
Depending on how close it is to when your little one arrived
there have probably been some times of feeling overwhelmed by the love you have
for your newborn and the lack of sleep!
But now it is your Anniversary coming up and although it may feel not as important as your new baby, it is important to celebrate the two of you.
After all, your little one wouldn’t be here if you hadn’t met and fallen in love.
Unless you have the best babysitters in the world it is quite likely that this Anniversary will be spent at home.
And you really don’t want to be, nor do you have the time to be spending hours in the kitchen preparing the most romantic of feasts.
If you want a romantic meal with a newborn baby,
we recommend you order a takeout. Find some candles and have your Anniversary
meal and expect to be interrupted, if you manage to get through one course then
you are doing well!
v Movies are great if your baby is sleeping through the night but not so great if you are have to get up and check on them every few minutes. You may want to have them in their crib in teh same room as you for tonight’s celebrations so you can all be together.
v A long romantic walk with the pushchair can also be quality time together if your baby is anything like ours used to be – they were often asleep before we had got to the end of our road.
v The same goes for a little drive to one of your favourite places, time it for when they have their morning or afternoon nap and you will get a little time to yourselves.
v And that really goes for all of your Anniversary celebrations for after a baby is born, time them all between naps – or at least make sure you have some time to rest too.
v Of course this only works if you have one baby, older children don’t have so many naps so make the most of just having one!
When it comes to Anniversary Gifts ones that celebrate the two of you as a couple are the best.
An Anniversary canvas remembering your wedding day
§ With the Front page of the newspaper from your wedding
§ Special dates showing your own Love Story
A cute pillow or pillow cases for your bed.
You can personalize pillow cases with your names and have cute phrases
Personalized jewelry is a lovely romantic gift
you can have your own Anniversary message engraved or personalize it with your names and your wedding date.
Quite often husband’s will gift an eternity ring to their wife after their first baby.
v A gift that lasts and shows how much you love them is the best.
As well as celebrating you both as a couple, the birth of a baby is the start of your family and there are lots of Anniversary gifts that celebrate you as a family.
You could start your family tree with the two of you at the top of the tree and have spaces to add new members as the years go by.
You can have your family rules displayed in the home, or a personalized canvas for you all.
Or a canvas sign showing when your family was “established” that could be your wedding year or the year you both became Mom Dad.
Having celebrated two wedding anniversaries soon after our babies were born we wish you both a happy and relaxing one, where hopefully you get a good night's sleep! And some time for each other, we promise it will be worth it!
If you are looking for advice on marriage after baby check out this article on Parenting.com