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Making a daddy-to-be kit!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I feel like it's been so long since I've blogged, so I'm thrilled to be sharing one today! This was actually written prior to Henry's (we have a son!) arrival, so know that's why it's vague about gender. LOTS more blogs planned to tell you about how our little man made his entrance into the world!

Since our sweet Baby Putt was due on Valentine's Day, Dan and I decided early on that we wouldn't do a big Valentine celebration this year. We even said no gifts for each other (we get our baby this year, so that was good enough for us!). But the more I thought about it, I still wanted something to take to the hospital for daddy when it was time to go. 

Enter the dad-to-be kit! I saw this idea on Pinterest (in a cute tool box, no less!), and loved it immediately. The post on Pinterest was more focused toward the baby (things like diaper rash cream, hand sanitizer, onesies, etc.), but I wanted to get a few things for daddy in there to make it a little bit more about him. 

So mine turned out like this! 

In the kit, I added a snack for daddy for the hospital (Garlic Parmesan Pretzel Crisps), some awesome Valentine's Day candy (a "Someday I'd like you to be my emergency contact person" SomeEcards box of chocolates and a box of "You're Smokin'" chocolate cigars), a book for daddy and baby to read together (I tried to find a book about GTOs, but no luck!), and some special hand soap to keep everybody disinfected! 

I also added a Valentine's Day card from me and a card from Baby Putt that reads: 
Dear daddy, 
You don't know me yet, but I'm sure mom has told you that I can't wait to come out and meet you. I hear you talk to me and give mommy's belly lots of kisses, and I can't wait to come out so you can hold me! Mom says you give the best cuddles and hugs! From what mom has told me, I'm the luckiest kid ever to have a dad like you. I can't wait to meet you!
Love,
Baby Putt

I hope Dan loved it as much as I loved putting it together! 

What else would you include in a kit to give dad at the hospital?

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