When your colleague at work left to go on maternity leave, you will probably have had a leaving ‘do’ and given something for her and the new baby. With any luck, she will have made sure that you know once the baby has arrived and that they are both doing well.
Once the first few weeks are over, when most new mums and dads need time to adjust and to sort their routine out, it might be good to arrange a visit. After the first excitement is over, most new mums will find themselves alone with the baby. Their partner will probably have to return to work, other relatives will also quite possibly work, and their life will be very different from what they have been used to at work with you.
This is a good time to buy the newborn baby gift – now that you know if it is a boy or a girl and it will mean a lot to the new mum to know that you are haven’t forgotten her. It will be good for her to hear the latest gossip and keep in touch with the news, while you meet the new arrival. Your new baby gift will mean a lot at this time as most of the new gifts will have been given at the time of the birth.