Baby Packer-SarlandieComing Mid-September 2020
Celebrating Beth and Thomas’s Baby on Board
August 15th UPDATE:
We’re Counting down… only 27 days to the due date!
Beth and Thomas have enjoyed their last visit with us in Folsom – Just when the temperature is soaring to 112º within a few days. While it is extraordinarily hot here, they will truly appreciate beautiful weather and being home to get ready for their baby!
Beth and Thomas are making headway with the tasks on their baby prep checklist:
√ Birthing classes were virtual but wonderfully encouraging. There was a “face to face” sharing of ideas and possibilities for happy experiences ahead.
√ Stay close to home…
√ Actually, almost finished with the baby’s room; furniture, crib, pictures on the wall, teeny tiny little things, and lots of books for the baby’s library.
√ Beth still sings a few favorite songs just for baby and Thomas shares Papa words of wisdom with the baby too.
√ Getting the bag filled with everything needed – they always welcome every suggestion!
√ Both are keeping up with work and workouts: Beth stays active walking, taking Zoom group training fitness classes hosted from Folsom. It is true that the baby is taking a lot of trunk space which, to be fair, many activities are modified now. Thomas is keeping up with his routine to include the bike too.
√ Keep eating!
Come back and visit us on this site. We may update again. Then again, we may be lovingly enlisted to help with the checklist.
As always, feel free to use the form on this page to send a message at any time.
Beth and Thomas and their families are so glad you are already a part of their baby’s life.
In case you’re wondering… Yes, Beth and Thomas have created their “Baby” list of some items that seem to be essential, are definitely adorable, and may even be loads of fun for baby and parents (!) The list was genuinely inspired by super suggestions from dear friends and family.
July 25th UPDATE:
We’re Counting down to 50 odd days until baby arrives!
Beth and Thomas have been able to visit us in Folsom a few times this summer. While it is not the ocean, Folsom does promise hot days and a pool which are both a great combination for swimming and hanging out “weightless” in the water.
We share some photos and more info especially over the next few weeks as baby keeps growing and Beth and Thomas are getting ready for their new little one. They have been shopping, and researching, and asking experienced parents for tips and ideas but mostly they’re imagining what it will be like to share all the newness of life with baby “Pamplemousse” (gender to be revealed on birth day). Keep visiting and as always use the form on this page to send a message any time.
Wow only 13 more weeks …
We’ll update this page occasionally with new photos
It’s June already! We’re going to let Beth in on this not- so -“secret” website that is virtually connecting you and Beth during this very special time.
By now, some of you may have actually “seen” Beth or Thomas. They’re having a happy summer! It didn’t seem likely that anyone would “bump” into Beth in person, so delivering your messages for Beth is a gift she, Thomas, and baby will cherish always. Enjoy pictures of the finished gift and a few updated pictures of baby, Beth and Thomas.
Thank you for sharing words of encouragement, love, anticipation, joy, or whatever uplifting sentiments you have for Beth. Of course Thomas had some fun with this too. These forever messages will document the love and blessings of her friends and family for Beth, Thomas, and baby Packer-Sarlandie. The first set of messages arrived May 12th and more messages keep coming and are added right up to mid September when baby “Pamplemousse” Packer-Sarlandie arrives.
We created the following web form to help you get your messages into the jar:
#1 Simply CLICK in one block and write your message. You can send up to 3 messages (one per block). Although 1 to 5 sentences per message is a good goal, please feel free to write more if you’d like.
#2 When you are finished and ready to send your message, scroll to the bottom right corner of the blocks and CLICK: SEND ME
Here are a few ideas we hope prompts inspiration for your personal message:
- Baby will grow up to be…
- Beth will be a fun mommy because…
- I remember when Beth was little
- Beth will love singing this (these) children’s tunes over and over…
- This is my favorite baby book and Beth will love it because
- Beth inspires me to be a creative mom
- I wish for Beth some of the same motherhood joys I experienced
- Beth has shared these loving activities with children all over the globe
- Beth will pick up and understand baby talk quickly
We welcome you back anytime to add more messages using our form.
You’re never too late!