This past Sunday my Mom, Sister, and Sister in Law threw me the most wonderful baby shower!
I felt so blessed to be surrounded by family and friends who love our baby so much already. I will let the pictures do most of the talking.
Yay for a bouncy seat.
The baby also got the bedding and a ton of accessories for the nursery. We've got the lamp, mobile, diaper stacker, hamper, change pad cover, crib sheets, baskets, and a whole slew of other items!
I also got diapers, money for our cloth diapers, gift cards, a play pen, blankets, feeding supplies, toys, bath tub and bath stuff, a super cute shopping card cover, and a bunch of other great baby items! I can't even believe how generous everyone was - my baby is all set. One of the games at the shower was BINGO where each guest had to fill out a blank bingo card with ideas of what I would get for gifts. So at the end of opening all the gifts when I thanked everyone and said "I think my baby has everything he/she needs", people started telling me all the things my baby does not have according to what was still left on their bingo cards. :)
MIL, BFF, and Baby Mama...
My mom wrote a very sweet poem on her card to me and I ended up having to stop reading it and get Kate to finish it because I got myself a wee tad bit choked up. Pregnancy will do that to you!
One of the other games that we played was super fun. Each person got a recipe card with a question about parenting on it. We were asked to read our question, think of our answer in our head, then turn the card around and pass it to the person to our left. We then wrote the answer to our original question on the back of that card and then went around the room to share what we had written. So, our answers did not correspond to the question that we had. Make sense? I was lucky to get some excellent parenting advice from this game. Some of them were super funny. Here are some of the best ones:
Q: What do you do if your baby is choking?
A: Give him a reward such as a piece of candy.
Q: How do you stop a baby from crying?
A: Call my husband while attempting the Heimlich.
Q: What can you do if your baby has jaundice?
A: Google it.
Q: How do you know if your baby is gaining enough weight?
A: Call your mom for help.
Q: How do you bath a baby?
A: Upside down.
Q: How do you know if your baby is latched properly?
A: They start giving it to the dog or throwing it on the floor.
I am definitely keeping these cards around so that I can refer back to this excellent advice in the future. If you are looking for a fun, totally not lame shower game, this is definitely one to try!
After the gifts and games, we enjoyed some delicious food. Of course, my mom and SIL chose and made all of my very favorites! Bacon and cream cheese dip, bacon wrapped scallops, taco dip, meatballs, shrimp, fruit, veggies and dip, and black forest cake!
And the cutest ever baby feet cookies.
I was surrounded by great friends!
My mom's dear friend Penny surprised us both by making an appearance. It was really special to have her there with us.
My mom, MIL and myself (and baby A).
C Biscuit, myself, and Bwebb.
Caley, me and Em!
My grandma and I.
Four of my 7 nieces and nephews were at the shower and these two (who aren't cousins - H is my side of the family, O is FD's side of the family - had a great time playing together and helping me take care of Nika).
Of course, since I don't know if I am getting a He child or a She child, I just HAD to have two cookies :)
Me and my sistas! Thanks so much girls for such a lovely day.
I know I've already said it, but I will say it again - I just feel so blessed to have such a wonderful support system around me as I enter into motherhood. My mom(s), my sisters, my cousins, my friends - everyone! The Little Monkey is so blessed to have all of these people who already love him/her so much!