Is one of my very good friends. (Karina and me above). She has been so excited for me since she found out we were expecting. She has been there to support me every step of the way. She hooked me up with a couple of seasonal consignment sales where I got alot of the big stuff for a really good deal. She also hooked me up with some of her old baby stuff (and some of her friends old baby stuff) so I am READY (almost). :) Immediately upon finding out about the pregnancy, she called dibs on throwing a shower for me, and this past weekend the long-awaited event arrived. (Baby shower, that is). It happened to fall on my birthday, which is also my anniversary (Ron & I have been married seven years now! I'm not telling how old I am...). It was such a great party! (Thankyou Karina!!)
Many people have been asking for a profile of the belly, so here it is, all 8 months of gestation:
Yes, that is all tummy, and as you can see, I'm also wearing my "mom-to-be" badge of honor. :) He is going to be a very big baby.... (We'll estimate size again this coming Monday to see how big he's getting. )
Karina got this adorable cake from Costco. We all love Costco; the only down side is the HUGE portions. Which is good if you're stocking up your food supply, but I don't think I've ever been to an occasion where we've eaten the whole cake from Costco. (This time, we ate half. The other half I took to work and shared with everyone there. They definitely appreciated it.)
And, Karina had lots of yummy food. She asked me what I wanted and I said, "just fruit". I think all of the other guests were glad that she supplemented with other yummy treats besides just fruit.
I had so many friends there, it was really fun to celebrate with everyone. Below, going clockwise, is Karina, Julie (helping out!), Ashley, and Karen.
Below: Denice and Monica (sisters!) with Karen in the background.
Below: Megan and Maggie (Sisters!)
L-R: Becky, Amy, me. We were roommates back in the single days, and have lots of pictures that look like this, so I wanted an updated one. :)
Robin and Amy prepping for the gift Bingo game. (Amy also has her timer out because she was timing the diaper game... see below).
Karina had us play this fun game where you have to diaper the baby with your eyes closed. Those who were already moms and had practice had to do it with one hand. Those without children could use two hands. Elizabeth (below) was a very serious contender. :)
Julie had a few more troubles. She actually wrapped the baby's head in the diaper instead of the other way around.... :)
Roxanne wanted to try one-handed because she has lots of nieces and nephews and has had lots of practice!
After everyone tried, the winner was Ashley! Of course, she had the benefit of two hands...
The gifts were really great, too. I have lots of thank you's to send out which I will hopefully do in the next week. I was so happy to share the day with so many friends.
When we got home from the shower, the family all had cheesecake and went out to a movie for our birthdays. Ashley's birthday (My sister-in-law) is July 16, Paul's birthday (Ron's dad) is July 17, and my birthday is July 18. What a great coincidence that we were all there! Unfortunately Aaron (Ron's brother) and Megan (his wife) couldn't go due to no babysitter... Someday that will be a problem for me and Ron as well. We went to see Harry Potter, of course. Except Wendel and Ashley because Wendel wanted to see the transformers movie. (I personally have no desire to see that one...)
What a perfect, fun day!
"A baby is a blank cheque made payable to the human race."
-Barbara Christine Seifert
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