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I started this blog in an effort to track my experiences with pregnancy and beyond. Writing is therapeutic. Kind of like talking to myself without the people in WalMart thinking I'm crazy. If you find some entertainment in this along the way, then even better!

This is one woman's journey through unfathomable hunger, vivid sex dreams and a bulging belly...from conception to birth in 9 months or less...

And then we were showered with gifts....

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sunday was the big day - the Baby Babe_Chilla Baby shower! And some of you have been asking for photos.

Let me start with saying that there were probably close to 40 women in my living room. They descended on my house like aunts to a pile of sticky watermelon juice. As the hubs tried to sneak out, he was caught on the stairs as lady after lady stopped to ask him if he was excited, while they rushed by with bags of cute things wrapped in sparkley tissue paper. My once giant living room, that we barely ever use, turned into a hot box of pre-baby excitement. Between the smell of cheese plates, sushi platters, and bruschetta in the oven, and the heat rising off the bodies of 4 pregnant ladies, 2 great-grandma's to be, 1 grandma to be and about 25 other people who might as well be family, the air was intoxicating everyone. There were a thousand laughs, a million smiles and a couple of cries from my poor niece who is currently face to butt with everyone over 4 feet tall. Here she is in her Patutu; why? Because she epitomizes awesome:

We played the game where you can't cross your legs, or someone steals your pin. As an aside, pregnant ladies are dangerously good at such games, because they actually cannot (and probably should not) cross their legs. We played the one where you guess the baby food in the mysteriously unlabeled jars, in which TOO many people guessed a purple gelatinous substance to be beef (1, why are we feeding babies jarred beef? And 2, what kind of beef are you people eating that it's purple?).

And we had cake. Boy did we have cake. The MOST beautiful cake EVER, made by my even more beautiful (and painfully talented, to the point I am SO jealous) friend Christina. See exhibit A through C:

Yes, these are RED fondant shoes I'm keeping till baby's 1st birthday!

And then there were gifts galore. We were, WAY more spoiled than anyone deserves. I cannot begin to describe how overwhelmed I was by all the love I felt. Everyone seems genuinely happy for us, and I was so grateful to be surrounded by people who cherish and respect us for who we are. Having a baby teaches you one of those life lessons, like getting married or buying a house does, where you get to learn who your real friends and family are. And you also get to learn how selfish and two faced others are, but hey that's another story. I was just so happy to stand back, and look around the room, and know this baby will grow up loved to her very soul, by the people who have been such an important part of my entire life.

I will spare you 150 photos of me and my onsies, but I will share a select few. Mind my second chin. I told her she was not invited to the party, but that bitch is nosy and will not stay out of anything. She's totally the type would would show up uninvited and stick her fat self into places she does not belong. I digress...

Frilly BUM!:

Keep sake sweater from Great Grandma:

I LOVE it - I'm Kind Of New Around Here

Uh hello, red and aqua like her room? OK!

Me? Imma have the coolest kid on the block!

For ME, perrineal wash, 9 month tea, arnica and rescue remedy :D I HEART my bestie!

Our Mobile (and a RED bumbo!!)!!

So I kind of have a thing for peacocks...and this is a 2 handed peacock puppet...it took me awhile to figure it out.

And then? They made the preganese lady open the champagne for them:

And there you have it. 4 hours of estrogen filled joy, crammed briefly into this blog post :D

Thanks to everyone who came out! I can't wait to go through all the gifts while I'm filling in my thank-you cards (which are SO cute by the way....I'll have to show you later though!) and relive the entire day.

7 comments to And then we were showered with gifts....:

Anonymous said...

"I'm kind of new around here" HAHAHA. I love that!

The purple stuff... gotta be either prunes or I feed Sophie Gerber Apples & Cherries, which is for some odd reason purple, even though both apples and Cherries are red. ??? Am I close?

And holy crap you got a BEAUTIFUL cake!

The Mommyologist said...

WOW! That cake is incredible!!

And I only see one chin in those photos. I'm pretty sure you're the tiniest preggo chick I've ever seen!

Shell said...

Is it okay to hate you a little for being so freaking TINY??? I'm sure that you don't feel that way, but you look fabulous!

Love that cake.

Anonymous said...

Your little lady is going to be stylin' when she arrives! The cake...looks amazing & delish! Also, for 34 weeks YOU LOOK AMAZING!

Kelly said...

That cake is amazing! Looks like you made out pretty well lady! You are lovely prego too!


parentingBYdummies said...

Wow with that cake! Looks like you had a blast. Good for you:)

Anonymous said...

I'm jealous that you live somewhere that you can wear sleeveless shirts in February. Oh, and of your cake. :)

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