I was lucky enough to shower once a day when my babe made her debut. But when visitors knocked on the door, I just hoped to be out of my pajamas.

In contrast, I have a friend who was coiffed and outfitted with babe in arms when guests greeted her newborn. To see the other treats she offered, read more.

She also had candles lit, a baby book to sign and chocolate bars printed with her baby's stats.

The warm environment she created was welcoming though I never expected to be the one pampered when I went to wish them well.

Did you spoil your guests?