Do parents traditionally put bows on their mailboxes, wreaths on the hospital door, storks in the front yard, etc or is the grandparents, friends or other family members who do this for the parents? I ask because last time, I secretly was a little sad that no one did any of this for us. Not that I EXPECTED it, but since family did come to town to see the baby in the hospital, I was a little surprised. I know it doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things, but it's kind of fun to celebrate the occasion, you know?
This time I've made my own wreaths for the hospital door (one for a boy, one for a girl b/c we're team green) - when I thought I was in preterm labor as I walked through the hospital hallways I noticed all of the cute wreaths people had on their doors after they delivered. So I made my own :-) Then I can put it on our door at the house for a month or so. I was also thinking about putting a bow on the mailbox, but then I thought perhaps it's weird for me to do this type of stuff for myself? Or not weird?
I do know that some people don't want a stork or mailbox bow b/c they don't want people to know that there is a new baby in the house. I don't have any fears / safety concerns so that issue doesn't apply here.
Thanks for feedback!