Sunday, December 5, 2010

Baby Shower Recap

Kim is putting the baby down and chatting with her hubby so I have just a second to post!

My baby shower wast just perfect. 40 people attended and quite a few others sent along gifts though they could not attend. We were overwhelmed with the amount of people who came, and with how generous everyone was. Kim and I were talking. I think that as soon as we buy the carseat, we would be ready for him to come at any time (don't get any ideas, Matthew! Stay put at least 4 more weeks!)--but in terms of the things we need for him right away, we have that and so much more! People were so, so generous! It was such a fun time of fellowship and celebration!

The only thing I regret is that I didn't take any photos of all the details that went into the shower. Kelly had snowflake decorations all over her home. The food was beautiful. She had snowflake confetti and snowflake favors and everything was just so pretty and lovely. I wish I had taken photos of those things but I was feeling a little sick yesterday morning before hand, so I didn't get there early like I would have liked to and then didn't feel comfortable spending time behind the camera instead of with people. Kelly took some photos too, so maybe she got some of those details. But I will always remember all the love she put in to all the "little things." She also had these paper snowflakes and she asked people to write notes and prayers and encouragement on them so it's been sweet to read through those, too.

Here are some pictures. We took a picture with baby's great grandma, and with all of his grandmas, but they're not on my camera. They must be on Kelly's camera so I am anxious to see those.

My dear friend Brenda made this lovely (and delicious!) cake and these awesome cookies for him!

A friend from church made him this darling hat!!

Me and little Miss Ella--belle of the ball!

Kim and I

This is DH's mommy :)

And my mom :)

The fabulous Kelly (hostess)

Kristin made him this adorable Noah's Ark blanket!

And his great-grandma made him this lovely blanket

It was just such a wonderful day. Like I said, I'm just overwhelmed with the care taken in the details, and with how generous people were with their time in attending at this busy time of year, and with the gifts they gave us. We are so blessed--I don't even know how else to say it!

I'll just close with our 32 week picture and update!

32 weeks:
In the latest womb reports, your amazing baby has now developed sensitivity to temperature! This means you’ll probably get a swift kick if you put a hot pad on your ginormous belly. For the Elton John lovers out there-- yes, baby’s got blue eyes. At this point, all babies do, although depending on their chromosomal disposition, this could easily change after birth (or even between now and labor), but for the time being, blue it is. Thanks to their recently matured lungs and a remarkably strong immune system, over 90% of babies born in their 32nd week, survive premature births. So it’s pretty much a done deal. Even if your little monkey’s planning on heading out early, their survival odds are in everyone’s favor. Time to celebrate!


  1. I kept checking back all day yesterday to see if you posted about your shower. I'm so happy for you! I know this was a huge dream come true to have made it to this mile stone. I know at my own shower for my children that I adopted, I smiled so much from being so happy my jaw muscles hurt. The only other time it did that was on my wedding day. Motherhood is the hardest job I've ever had but the most rewarding. You will look back once Matthew is born and say, "What did we ever do in our spare time because I can't imagine our old life." There will be so much love that you won't be able to imagine it any other way and your "old" life will seem just boring. LOL. That is how we look back now after adopting three. Our old life just seems so boring and routine. Now with three everyday is filled with hugs, kisses and new journey's/adventures. Anyway, so happy for you!

  2. What a happy day!!! Thanks for sharing your pictures! :)

  3. I smiled all the way through your post! I am so glad you had a wonderful day!

  4. What a fun day! Your dress is perfect, looks like blue snowflakes! :)

  5. Love the cake!!! Looks like a great shower~so fun!

  6. How fun!! Love the whole snowflake theme, the cake & cookies were awesome! I am so glad you feel "materially" prepared, if that makes sense(you know what I mean).

    You look just like your Mom!

    Happy Happy times!!!!!!!!!!

  7. How awesome! It's such a great feeling to know that you're surrounded by the support of your friends and family. I'm glad you had such a great shower!

  8. Hi. I don't know you, but I have stalked your blog off and on for a while, through Brenda's blog (she had mentioned your blog when I was recovering from my miscarriage over the summer). I had prayed for you, but didn't realize you had gotten pregnant. But I realized it had to be you when I saw Brenda's snowflake cake, and when I figured that out, tears came to my eyes (I'm just a normally emotional person, but knowing your struggles, I just rejoiced to God that your prayers had been answered!). I am so happy for you and your husband and the rest of your family. I pray that the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly and that you will get to meet sweet little Matthew soon! I know he will be in good hands!