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Saturday was an errand day – we pretty much were moving from 8am until 8pm. House cleaned, laundry completed, headed to every store and bank necessary… it was exhausting but really productive and necessary. I ended up crashing around 9pm. I wore a pair of Motherhood Maternity jeans with the Secret Fit Belly that I got on eBay for $6, an olive knit top with a twisted/knot look in front that was donated from a friend, and a black cami underneath.
Sunday was my baby shower. It was scheduled for last weekend but had to be postponed because of my father-in-law. Still there were 30 loved ones who could still come and it was an amazing event. My sister, mom and dear friend Shelly did a beautiful job – fresh flowers in every room, the most delicious food and punches (heard the alcohol one was divine – just know the virgin one was tres yummy with raspberries and blackberries floating in it!). The coolest thing was a baby onesie painting station. They hung a clothesline across the dining room and had blank baby onesies, hats and tee shirts and a bunch of sponges, brushes, paint pens, puffy paint and fabric paint to get creative. Some of the most ADORABLE pieces were creative – I didn't know I had such crafty friends! 🙂 Here's a pic of me making one, and the final results!
I feel so blessed to have so many generous and loving friends and family – we feel well prepared for the baby with everything received. And of COURSE she got some fabu outfits! We got many necessary things, fun things, items moms said are “must-haves,” and some homemade and personal pieces. My husband's cousin made a gorgeous quilt of the prettiest colors and had a patch on it that made mention of my husband's deceased father as being the baby's grandfather. So sweet, I just couldn't keep in the tears at that point.
As for me, I wore the same thing I wore on Wednesday, but did it with a smokey eye. Since those are the only shoes that really fit, I didn't have much choice! 🙂 BTW thank you all for the Marshall's suggestion for another pair of those shoes. I went to one Marshall's and they didn't have that shoe but they did have a few other pairs by Sofft for around $39.99. None that fit, but I will go to another location this week!
And then today – wearing shoes I should really give up but can't until I find another black pair with at least a teensy bit of a heel (don't want to spend to hem all the pants I own).
Old Navy Maternity – Gray jersey top, black ponte trousers
Sudini – Black leather booties
H&M – Silver necklaces
Next day, dryer and round brush to smooth
L'Oreal – True Match foundation in C3
Nars – Blush in Orgasm
Maybelline – Shadow quad in Mocha Motion
Body Shop – Eye Color in Soft Black
Cover Girl – LashBlast mascara in Rich Black
Bare Escentuals – Buxom Lip Gloss in Dolly
Your shower sounds really lovely – and so many people! Obviously you are well-loved. I do hope they all stayed around to tidy up the house afterwards…
Congrats! I’m 35+ weeks and we did the onesie painting for one of my showers. It’s a great idea if you’re not into games and stuff.
Great idea with the onesie painting station!!! One of the women I work with is pregnant and I’m going to suggest it for her shower. What a wonderful creative way to welcome your baby!!!
NARS blush in “orgasm”? OMG SHOCK & I can’t believe you actually wrote “tres yummy”.
Christina Lee says
That is the coolest idea- I’ll have to remember that!!!And thanks for explaining some of the hypno birthing process. You look great!
What a wonderful shower experience! Show us the quilt, if you have a chance.
Painting the little clothes is such a fab idea. Will have to tuck that one away. Glad you had fun
Julie Q says
Aww I’m glad you has such a fun and special baby shower!!!
Glad you had such a special day! Now, you may have mentioned it and I may have missed it, but have we been tossing around names for Baby Girl Gary yet? I’m dying to know! 🙂
Boutique Girl says
What a wonderful shower. The painting idea is just fab and you get lots of personal one off little gifts for your little bundle!