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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Showered with Pink.

This past weekend was my first of two (that I know of) baby showers that are to be held for my little peanut!  I am blessed to have family in two states celebrating the impending arrival of my daughter.  The first shower was in Maryland and the grand work of my mother and two younger sisters.  They spent weeks putting it together and it showed.  I put my obsessive compulsiveness and expectations aside and am so glad I did because it was honestly perfect...

While I didn't have a room packed full of guests I did have my grandmothers, sisters, mom, and some very close friends that I rarely see (one I haven't seen in YEARS... thank you facebook!) in attendance.  And really... what more could I ask for?  Actually... had my great grandmother been able to make the drive it would have been amazing, but she is almost 96 years old and hasn't left her home town in twenty years.  Other than that I can't think of a single thing I could've envisioned that wasn't there.

Warning... This post is going to be photo heavy, even for me!

All the guests!  ...boy, how can you miss me in this photo?

The set up was simple and cute at the country club near our home.

There were games galore!  
Tasting baby food and guessing flavors and seeing who could swaddle the best.  Instead of swaddling myself my mother just gave me a cute book with instructions on how to do it.  She knows I am slightly clueless!

And then there were gifts!

 An amazing home made quilt by my great aunt.  Its beautiful!

 Leave it to my grandmother (soon to be great grandmother) to also gift me some homemade oatmeal cookies.  She is amazing and knows the way to her pregnant granddaughter's heart!

 Books!  Lots and lots of books!
My mother insisted instead of a card that everyone bring a book for the baby.
What an awesome idea that was.  She now has dozens of great books I can't wait to read to her.

 Diapers!  ..and my amazing face exuding my awe of them.

 The cutest clothes you could imagine. Oh my...

And lots of toys, including a couple of moose!

I also had a great chance to practice my "mom" face as my sister calls it...

After three hours of socializing, laughing, hugging, and talking about how motherhood and pregnancy hasn't actually changed much over the generations I was utterly exhausted and happy.  I ignored my feet which were swollen to the nines and happily went home with my mom for an awesome remainder of the afternoon spent hanging out in the pool with my littlest sister.  

My life is blessed and I am so happy my daughter will be born into such a wonderful family!


A New England Life said...

Wonderful! Looks like a fun time with family and friends! Hope you received lots of good stuff for the new little lady about to bless your life.

So glad you invited us to the shower also ; )

Elle said...

It was so wonderful to see you, Jennie! I hope that we can get together again before another eight years passes!


Smile Steady said...

How fun! And you look great! Oh I can't wait for my showers!

R. Roushey said...

What a wonderful shower!

MarieElizabeth said...

Looks like a really good time. I love that quilt, wow!

kittyhere said...

There are strong family resembles among all the beautiful women in your photos, but yes I could still pick you out because you have so popped out.

Mrs. HH said...

You look so beautiful! What an exciting time this is for you guys. It seems like just yesterday we were at that place, and now our little angel is 3 months and taking absolutely ALL of my time! But she's worth it :) What a lucky baby you have to have so many people who love her.

Rachel said...

Fun looking shower! Brings back fun memories of my shower in April. :) As I'm writing this my baby girl is nursing. Before you know it, you'll have your baby girl too!

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