When Toby was brand new, Alex’s office sent us a package of four pints of Jeni’s ice cream. It’s made in Ohio with luscious milk and cream from cows that eat grass, and the explosive flavors range from salty caramel to brambleberry crisp.

I still remember how decadent the ice cream tasted, especially to bewildered new parents. When you’re spending all day taking care of a tiny person, it felt good to have a blast of something just for ourselves. We spent the entire time saying, “This is so delicious, oh my goodness, try this one, oh my gosh…”

What were your favorite gifts when you were a new parent? Do you remember the food people brought?

P.S. 8 more gifts for new parents.

(Photo of Toby as a newborn)