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!
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!