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

IMG_9536

IMG_9537

IMG_9538

IMG_9539

IMG_9541

IMG_9542

IMG_9551

IMG_9595

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!

owl baby shower: www.dategirldiaries.com

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!

IMG_9725

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!

IMG_9741

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!

IMG_9648

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

IMG_9657

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!

IMG_9715

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.


IMG_9680

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!

IMG_9783

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!

IMG_9779

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!

IMG_9586

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

IMG_9778

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

P1080066

 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.

18 Weeks and the Bump is Bumpin’

[Ross baby-talks to Rachel’s belly.]
Phoebe: How can you let him talk to your crotch like that?
Rachel: He’s talking to the baby.
Phoebe: Oh! Okay! Okay, ’cause when — when he said “I can’t wait to hear your first words,” I thought, “There’s a trick!” -Friends


18wk4da

-He’s the size of sweet potato, and there’s no question that I’m bumping! I can’t believe just this morning I was complaining to Match that I didn’t feel like I was big enough for being 18.5 weeks. He just shook his head and told me I’m huge.

I guess when I don’t look in the mirror at the belly or at pictures, it’s still easy to forget. But I’m officially bigger than I’ve ever been, and I LOVE it. Even my favorite nurse at Kaiser exclaimed when she saw me, “Look at you bumpin’!”

This week was a hard one for me. At this point in my pregnancy with Roo, I had gone to the ER at 18 weeks, 1 day for heavy bleeding.  From that day on, I got more and more sick, until 19 weeks when I went into labor. So this week has brought on a lot of worry, and I have freaked out over ever twinge and slight cramp.

The good news is everything looks great with our little Piglet. The Dr. immediately reassured me that my cervix is nice and long, that Piglet is growing on schedule, and that he has plenty of fluid surrounding him. And then Piglet decided to tuck and hide the goods, giving us all a well deserved laugh. We wouldn’t have cared if he turned out to be a girl, but we did just announce the gender, and decided on a name. But Piglet is still a He, and just proved he likes to keep his parents on their toes. 🙂

Starting next week, I will officially be in new territory as far as this whole pregnancy thing is concerned. I can’t wait for new milestones, and hopefully we’ll start feeling him kick from the outside!