TTUT-Piglet’s Baby Shower

Jerry: Explain to me how this baby shower thing works.
Elaine: What do you wanna know?
Jerry: Well, I mean, does it ever erupt into a drunken orgy of violence?
Elaine: Rarely. -Seinfeld

with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn

I can’t believe I only posted once last week. It’s been such a busy past few days, prepping the house and getting everything ready. It took me a full day to recoop from the baby shower. It was such an awesome day. I felt so loved and so blessed to have such amazing family and friends there to celebrate our little guy. Prepare for picture overload! Tahoe Girl brought her nice digital SLR and spent the day being my photographer. My hostess, Geeky, outdid herself with the decorations.

owl baby shower: www.dategirldiaries.com

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owl theme baby shower: www.dategirldiaries.com

My beautiful hostess Geeky! She did such a great job. Everyone had fun with the games, and she kept things running smoothly. She’s a pro!

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Tomboy showed up as a complete surprise. She’s currently in graduate school in Oregon, and she had just visited us the week before. I didn’t even know she was still in the state. It was such a great surprise!

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Chandler’s Older Bro’s Wife and I, showcasing our baby bumps. I still can’t get over the fact that she’s due just 28 days after me, also with a boy! The next generation of The Group in the making!

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Just a few of The Group ladies. Tomboy, OB Wife, me and Tahoe Girl

onesie decorating: www.dategirldiaries.com

I loved the onesie decorating station. If I hadn’t been so busy socializing, I would have made one myself. Hopefully I get a chance before Piglet arrives. My guests had great senses of humor while decorating these!

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About to open gifts, after I stuff my face with this cupcake.

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This was part of the crib bedding set. The bumper is actually going to line the window seat in the nursery, not the crib, since it’s not that safe. I can’t wait to put it all up. Stay tuned for a nursery reveal in a few weeks!

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Me and my MIL. If you look closely, the onesie says “I Was Worth the Wait” and it made me bawl. As you all know, this little guy has been a long time coming. It was a very sweet gift. She also got us our digital monitor (score!) because she knows how nervous we’re going to be as new parents. But the best gift? That would have to be an audio book that she recorded, along with my FIL of them reading Good Night Moon to Piglet. There was not one dry eye in the room when I opened that one.


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I know it’s a terrible picture of me, but it captured the moment. When I showed it to Match, he started crying too. Such an awesome gift. Now I need to see if my parents can send one too, so he can listen to both sets of grandparents reading to him!

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I had to share this picture because I love the look on my face. I think Piglet kicked really hard when that picture was taken, and I thought I was going to pee myself!

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Finally resting my poor swollen tootsies, and visiting with Mrs. Makeup. It was so sweet of her to make the drive! I love that we’ve been friends our entire lives pretty much. I’ve known her since kindergarten. Hard to believe we’re both mommies now!

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Good Girl brought one of the twins, and he was having all kinds of fun.

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Thanking Geeky for doing such a great job. It really was the best day!

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 Me at the end of the day. I was exhausted but so happy. What a perfect way to celebrate our rainbow baby. I felt so much love, and there were a few times throughout the day that I could feel Roo’s presence with me. I like to think that she was happy too.

16 Comments

    Meghan Furst

    That was a really SPECIAL Baby Shower. I’m so happy for you.

    Stacie

    Such a special time for you! I love the audio book, at our church shower they asked everyone to bring a book with an inscription instead of cards, so we have a whole little library of all of these personalized books, it is really a great reminder of all of the people that loved her even before she was here. You will treasure that always.

    Stacy Uncorked

    Awwww! That looks like the best baby shower ever! I LOVE that last picture of you – you not only look stunning, but absolutely radiant! 🙂 And What an awesome gift from your MIL and FIL – that totally brought me to tears, too. So special!! What a cool idea! I also loved the onesie decorating – you have hilarious friends! 😉

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    Julia

    What a wonderful day!

    VandyJ

    That Goodnight Moon book is awesome!
    Ours that we got at the shower for Turbo is currently a bit worse for the wear–Bruiser like to try to snack on it. I still have parts memorized.

    Nadine

    You look so beautiful!! Even with tears!!

    Congrats to you and Match. Piglet is so blessed.

    Impulsive Addict

    I totally stalked your pics on fb late last night while feeding D. They were so good! I love that in every pic, you have your hand on or under your belly. Dresses are harder to see the outline of a baby bump and I did that too! It looks like you’re almost all set! I know you’re getting excited! I’m excited FOR you!!!

    Thanks for linking up with Shawn. I haven’t opened my laptop since Wed. Commenting from my iPhone is NOT ideal but its what I can do for now! The boxes are thinning out!! Woo hoo!

    Jill

    I love everything about this post. So very happy & excited for you! The onesie station is such an awesome idea. And I love the gifts you got from your MIL – so sweet & meaningful! I don’t blame you for ending up in tears, I kind of got misty-eyed reading about it!

    Congratulations, you must be just brimming with joy 🙂

    Steph

    If I’m posting this twice, I’m sorry.

    Everything looks great! You and your guest look so happy! I love the idea of decorating the onesies. So happy for you!

    phoebe

    amazing. i love reading (and seeing) posts like this!

    it looks like you had a superb baby shower. you have some awesome friends to have thrown this together for you. i love all of the pictures! thank you so much for sharing with us!

    and this my dear, made MY day 😉

    xo from ec!

    Jessica

    These are the sweetest pics! You have amazing friends and family! I love the onesie idea. Ok, baby fever kicking in a tiny bit…;)

    sara@domesticallychallenged

    What a special day for a special mommy! You look amazing!

    Emmy

    You look so beautiful and at peace in that last picture. Looks like a wonderful shower! Some wonderful thoughtful gifts! My kids have those bath letters and I swear it is how Alex and Ryder learned their letters.

    Misty

    I’m so glad you had a great shower. You look fantastic!

    Sarah Shumate

    BEAUTIFUL pictures!!! What a lovely shower. I love the onesie decorating station. Very cute idea. The one your MIL got you is so incredibly sweet.

    You are looking adorable, by the way. I love that dress! How many more weeks?

    Charlotte

    SOOOOOO SWEEEET! Everything about this post. OMG, why don’t you warn me these are going to be especially emotional! 🙂 Loved the present from your in-laws… if that just isn’t the sweetest idea.

    And also STOP IT with the onesie decorating station! THAT IS TOO PRECIOUS!!!!! You have some wonderful friends. No surprise, because you are the best. XOXO

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