I have been to many baby showers. I don’t know how many exactly but suffice it to say its been at least what feels like a lot. I’ll admit though that every baby shower feels like a lot when you can’t manage to get pregnant, but I digress a little. The point is that while I had a good time, I distinctly remember wondering at each of them when or even if I’d ever get to go to my own. As the date approached friends would ask if I was getting excited. Of course I was getting excited but it was also very surreal in a way because after 3 years it felt like it should have been for someone else.
This time, it was my turn.
It still felt weird.
Beware the pic bombardment.
As people began to trickle in we started our first game, involving plastic babies in ice cubes. Games are cool but I had requested none of the ones that involved adults drinking out of bottles or smearing baby food in diapers in order to guess the flavor. Smearing candy bars in diapers was also out of the question. Yuck. Anyway so the first person whose ice cube melted got to yell “my water broke!”
I was not allowed to play this game.
Afterwards we played The Price is Right – baby stuff version. Except I forgot about the whole not going over thing and used round numbers (really? $3 is the same as $2.99). But I found that I wasn’t as horrible at guessing the price of baby stuff, except I way overestimated on the diapers. That could turn out to be a good thing, budget wise.
My favorite game involved guessing guessing what daddy said. Now, if you know my husband, this would normally make a few brows raise. Except he was specifically told his answers needed to stay G-rated, and so it was much harder for me to guess.
In case you are curious, here were the initial words and his answers:
1. TEETHING – ring
2. BATH – bubbles
3. GOODNIGHT – kisses
4. MEMORY – making (everyone awwwwww’ed at this one)
5. CHANGING – diapers (yes, will be a lot of this soon)
6. TRAVEL – delays (we all chuckled at this one)
7. BABY’S FIRST – word (I would have gotten this one but decided that he might try to be funny and put poop – go figure he decided to be logical)
8. BURP – cloth (originally he said vomit, but changed it)
9. MOMMY’S – babies
10. NEW – vehicle
11. NURSERY – rhymes
12. DISPOSABLE – wipes (as opposed to non disposable?)
13. BOTTLE – washing
14. DADDY’s – little girl, however he originally said “leaving”. He better have been joking. 🙂
15. BOUNCING -chair/seat
Turns out he knew more about this stuff than I thought. I did not win this game either, but luckily only lost by 1 point so I didn’t feel too badly that someone else guessed more about my own husband than I did.
Then presents and cupcakes. These are hilarious.
One of my friends made these awesome letters to hang in the room. As we were assembling the letters to take a picture I whispered to my mom that she was holding the letters backwards. Of course we all laughed and had to take a picture anyway.
We got a lot of nice stuff, including super cute clothes, a video monitor, a car seat and lots of little necessities, including breast pads.
I may still have some learning to do.
All joking aside, it was a wonderful shower. I have a fabulous group of friends who, despite all my previous craziness, came out to celebrate with me anyway. I couldn’t have asked for anything more – and get a repeat next week (I decided to split them so I could visit with everyone more with fewer people at each)!
March 3, 2013 at 7:51 pm
So much to say…. first off, I love the decorations!
March 3, 2013 at 8:07 pm
stupid keyboard… Anyway…
It looks like you had a really lovely shower and I am so happy for you! The ice cube game cracked me up!!!! And the cupcakes are also adorable.
Second, how awesome that you got a video monitor as a gift! We got ours as a gift also and I am in love with it. It makes things so much easier because you don’t have to run in there every time the baby makes a noise because you can see all they’re doing is resettling themselves back to sleep. We love ours so much that hubby says if we were richer, this would be our shower gift to anyone who ever has a baby from here out, but they’re a little expensive for that! But still, I hope you love it as much as I do.
The breast pads pic made me LOL also. I got one box and thought…Oh! This will last me a while! Ha! It lasted me 2 weeks. I hope this means you’re thinking of breastfeeding and if so, I am eager to hear your take on it when the time comes! I sure am having a rough time with it and thought to myself this morning, “I wonder what’s physically tougher…running a marathon or BFing.” And then I thought of you since you have actually run a marathon 🙂
Love the skirt! You look great!
March 3, 2013 at 11:46 pm
I am so happy for you guys! BOGO!! I know my niece loved hosting that party for you! FINALLY it is YOUR turn! Good luck! BTW LOVE the names!
March 4, 2013 at 12:17 am
How fun! Looks like you had a fabulous celebration. So glad it was finally YOUR turn! I hope you soaked up every minute.
March 4, 2013 at 2:19 am
Theresa, I am so happy for you and Mom and I can’t wait to meet Abby and Miles at Natalie’s wedding. I told your mom that I am voting for a May 25th birthdate….. wishing you a safe and healthy labor and delivery, remember even though we don’t know each other very well, I love you and think of you often. Your cousin Micki
March 4, 2013 at 5:30 am
Sounds like a great time! I know the feeling about it finally being your turn. Love the BOGO!
March 4, 2013 at 11:00 am
Beautiful shower and decorations! I laughed at your comment about just in case Abigail decides to go Italian! LOL! And that ice cube game is a new one. I can’t believe in the what seems like hundreds of showers, I haven’t seen that one yet!
March 4, 2013 at 3:19 pm
Sounds like you had a great shower! BOGO is hilarious!
March 4, 2013 at 5:30 pm
looks like you had a great time! Love those games! 🙂 I didn’t want the bottle drinking or diaper one at mine either! Yuck is right!
March 5, 2013 at 10:36 am
I love this!! You look fabulous and the party looked like so much fun 🙂
March 6, 2013 at 11:36 pm
Looks like you had fun. Just thought I’d comment on this: “12. DISPOSABLE – wipes (as opposed to non disposable?)” non disposable wipes do exist, they’re kinda like wash cloths, often times people who cloth diaper will also use cloth wipes. I used cloth diapers on my son and it’s a huge money saver. Hope those babies keep growing for another couple months before they make their big arrival. 🙂 I miss singing with you in choir.
March 20, 2013 at 9:46 pm
Just re-read this post! I’m thrilled that you had such a great time! Happy to have hosted your first shower!