Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March Parent Profile

Meet Edye, a first-time expecting mom and her husband, Paul.

Name: Edye Wilkowski

Occupation: Account Manager with a Prescription Benefit Management Company

Due Date? How far along are you?

Due date is July 29 - about 4 ½ months along.


Chicago, IL

Other cities where Edye has lived:
Enfield, CT; Iowa City, IA

Edye's favorite Itzy Ritzy fabrics:

Avocado Damask - My two Wet Happened?™ Wet Bagsfor traveling are in this print.

Edye's first reaction to learning that she was nominated for Itzy Ritzy's Parent Profile:
I thought a new picture of me was needed ASAP, so I asked if I could get a spray tan first. (I am translucent right now) Otherwise, very excited! I am a fan of the Itzy Ritzy Newsletter!

Edye's pregnancy food cravings:
Fudgesicles, pomegranate seeds, Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl with spicy salsa and Milky Ways (my mom craved these too when she was carrying me).

How Edye has been feeling:
Great! Other than that random week I had vertigo.

Is Edye finding out the sex of her baby:
Absolutely! I can't wait to start shopping. Well, maybe I already have, just a bit, so I will need to return a few things or save them for presents depending on what we find out in a couple of weeks.

Edye's must-haves for the new baby:
At least one pair of fancy jeans for a boy or girl.

Unsolicited advice Edye has received from friends, family or strangers:
Oh yes...dumb things like "make sure you drink lots of water" - duh! And my favorite: My dear mom who has not flown for over 20 years told me not to go through the "x-ray" machines at the airport. Well after my first embarrassing pat down because of refusing the "x-ray", I learn the machines you walk through are just like the metal detectors that you walk through in department stores.

The cutest thing Edye's husband has done during her pregnancy thus far:
When I told him I could feel the baby moving for the first time, he put his hand on my stomach to try and feel it too. I had to explain that at 4 ½ months it was only the internal feeling and that he would not be able to feel a kick or elbow for another few months. He also gets me orange juice and waffles before I get out of bed every morning-this was not the case pre-pregnancy!

What Edye is looking forward to the most about being a first-time mom:
I am looking forward to laughing when my child says or does something hilarious or naughty. Over the past several years, some of my fondest memories have been laughing with my girlfriends when their children do or say something hysterical.

What Edye swears she won't do as a mom:

I will not let my children watch trashy TV with me (see next question).

Edye's favorite guilty pleasure magazine and TV show:
"The Real Housewives of Orange County" and I am looking forward to the NYC season starting. My guilty pleasure magazine is "Conde Nast Traveler" - I love dreaming about my next getaway.

The one fashion item Edye cannot live without:

A Louis Vuitton purse or bag- original brown canvas. Based on experience, I know these are stain proof, which I know will be key once baby is in the picture too!

If Edye could go anywhere tomorrow on an all expense paid vacation, where would she go and with whom?
I would go back to Italy, specifically Positano, with my husband.

Thank you, Edye for your great answers. Congratulations and best wishes with your new baby!

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