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Showers Part 2

We had our second shower a week after the first. Having been to one the week before made it no less weird. I still walked in the door, admired the decorations and felt like I was celebrating for someone else.

The first thing I noticed was the super cute (and deliciously yummy) cake:

Hoooo's ready to party?
Hoooo’s ready to party?
My awesome host and her son
My awesome host and her son

How cute is that food table? I especially liked the cupcakes with the Oreos for eyes. Unfortunately I didn’t get a close up picture.

The game we played I have to say was totally unfair as it required a functional memory. She had put an assortment of baby things in a cute bag and we had 10 seconds to commit as many to memory as possible. Considering I can’t even be counted on to pay my electric bill consistently, I felt I was at a distinct disadvantage.

I lost.

But its cool, because I (well, the babies) still got presents

Photo Mar 10, 5 49 36 PM

A few of my favorites included some personalized stuff and the MamaRoo– it came highly recommended by a friend of Bryan’s step mom and so she bought us one. I have to admit it looks awfully comfy and a friend already commented on how she’d like to try it except it probably has a weight limit. 🙂 We also got tons of diapers – never in my life did I imagine excitement over diapers, but I squealed YAY DIAPERS every time. One of many strange firsts to come I am sure. (I’m particularly excited about our first squeal over baby poo. Bryan laughed at me when I mentioned it. I told him to just wait)

It is amazing how much stuff we got. In fact, by the time my parents get us some of what we didn’t get, there honestly won’t be that much left we have to buy. Except my one picky item – the super expensive Bob double jogging stroller.

My running buddy - you may have seen her in last years marathon training posts :)
My running buddy – you may have seen her in last years marathon training posts 🙂
My super cool neighbors
My super cool neighbors

The showers were exactly what I’d imagined they would be. Our babies are spoiled already and I wouldn’t have it any other way.



Showers Part 1

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.

Look, presents!
Look, presents!
The Moms and I
The Moms and I

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!”

Creepy aren't they?
Creepy aren’t they?

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.

BOGO Babies
BOGO Babies

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.

Just in case Abigail decides to go Italian
Just in case Abigail decides to go Italian

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.

Is this how they work?
Is this how they work?

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)!

Thanks Rachel, you rock.
Thanks Rachel, you rock.

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