10/4/12

throwback thursday: baby shower

So let me first interrupt this normally scheduled blog post to say that my lil man is officially 4 months old today! I cant believe its already been 4 months! man time flies! If you follow me on instagram then you probably already saw this photo, but I still have to share it.
Since his 4 month checkup appointment isnt until tomorrow, I probably wont get around to doing a 4 months post till this weekend. Plus, I need to catch up on posting his 1-3 months posts. (yeah I know, Im a big procrastinator)

Now, back to this weeks throwback thursday, topic: baby shower.
  
So I first want to give a huge shout out to my sister, mom, & awesome friends (you know who you are) You all did an absolutely fabulous job on my baby shower!
The theme was monkeys. My sis was the host but she let me pick out my theme and do the guest list. We invited almost 85people! I think about 45 showed. The location was already decided. Like all our other family events, it would take place at my parents house. Its a great entertainment/party house with plenty of space inside and outside for family & friends to be comfortable but still involved in the party. The date was set, it would be Saturday April 21st, (I would be 33 weeks pregnant) and the invites were sent!
Invites
I actually started off the morning by getting ready at a family friends house before the party started. They happen to be out of town due to a family death, but had told me I was more than welcome to use there house to get ready. You may ask why I wouldnt just get ready at my own house? Well, you see, I love taking baths, but unfortunately due to my height, I dont really ever fit into any baths comfortably. Now add a huge round belly and I really dont fit. And see, this particular friend of ours has an absolutely awesome renovated bathroom. With.....here it comes......a huge tub! So I figured Id pamper myself!
sorry if some of you think this is inappropriate, i thought it was cute of my tummy
Once I arrived to the shower, I was overwhelmed with all the friends and family that were able to come and help celebrate the anticipated arrival of our little one. My sis had organized lots of food, drinks, decorations, and CUPCAKES!!! she knows how much I love cupcakes, and these were absolutely precious!
cupcakes from sweeter days bake shop
And the flavors were even better!!! My favorite, which was what the giant cupcake on the top was made of, was orange creamsicle. omg.to.die.for. But we also had strawberries & cream, banana cream, carrot cake, chocolate banana, and I think 1 or 2 more, but the flavors slip my mind.

Then there was a surprise delivery. I was told to go to the front door. When I opened it, here was a flower delivery guy. You see, when my sister had her baby shower, my father was out of town, and his way of showing he cared while he was gone, was to send her flowers with a cute lil note. And even though my father wasnt out of town (he was actually in the other room at the time) he still sent me flowers. If you knew my father, this is a big gesture. Hes not normally the one to show emotions.
We are so lucky that we have so many people out there that loved Matthew even before he was born. The amount of gifts we got was just overwhelming. So many things. My mom went crazy (you can see her gift is the stroller with the blue "Grandma is simply the best" outfit). My sis went crazy (pack and play not pictured). And the rest of our family and friends went overboard as well.
One of my favorite gifts was actually a personalized rocking horse from one of hubbys childhoood friends. She personalizes it for each person she gives one too. You can see the image below.


There were so many wonderful people who came. Everyone had a great time. We played a couple games including the cant say baby game and celebrity baby names crossword puzzle. We ended up not playing the dirty diaper game because someone said it was gross. I actually find it funny, and convinced my best friend to play by herself once everyone had left. But we did have advise cards that everyone filled out, I loved reading all the things people wrote. My fav was actually one from one friend who wrote another friends phone number on it and simply "call her to babysit." lol.
And I think that basically sums it all up. I had a Great time and I'll never forget all the wonderful people who helped celebrate.
What was your baby shower theme? Who hosted it and where? Any favorite gifts or memories? I wanna here.




Next week Ill be talking about all of our ultrasounds we did. We got to do two 3D ones with lots of pictures!

3 comments:

  1. You will love the boppy!!! It's awesome. I loved the bath when I was pregnant, I really wanted to be able to take a bath during labor, but my water broke early :( It sucked!!

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  2. This is soo cute!! Makes me even more antsy to start our family :)

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  3. Aw you are so loved! What wonderful people you have in your life!

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