Monday, May 19, 2008

booties, bibs, diapers oh My !

My shower was fantastic. It was very enjoyable and yet I found myself very awkward and sometimes stoic. I don’t know why, but when I get in a room full of people, I become awkward if the event is for me. I wish I had pictures to post as promised. I am waiting or my friend to give me a copy of them – I will post them soon. My Step MIL is waiting to see them too. I am really looking forward in seeing them myself. I haven’t seen um yet either.

It was a brunch spread: pigs in blankets, muffins, bagels, fruit salad and this cake:

We played a few games then I opened presents. I received so many nice gifts. It was really wonderful. Bath tub, wipes, bibs, stroller, high chair, clothes, and more clothes, hangers, gift cards, pack and play, bouncy seat, wash clothes, towel, butt paste, et. al. My 4yr old SIL (insert laugh here) helped me open the presents. It was nice but then she got going too fast and I didn’t have a chance to enjoy each gift –for trying to get her to stop opening another gift before we read the card to see who it was from.

A friend of mine made this really awesome diaper cake. I can’t wait to post a picture of that. I thought it was just super cute. I LOVED it!!

I did wear the black dress but I went a got a blue bow instead of the pink one. I actually matched my mother. (Unplanned but hilarious). Um did I mention that I forgot to plan for shoes? I got dressed and realized that I had no black flats … So I wore flip-flops until I got to my mother’s house – took off the shoes it went bare foot. Oh how my southern grandmother would have not been proud …


My MIL came Friday night and was supposed to leave after the shower decided to stay until Sunday. (so I missed the Fl Bloggers Get together and I was highly bummed out) My husband had to work the whole weekend so this was really the only time we have not had a buffer. I have to admit – as annoying as it was- she is a kind hearted lady and sometimes I do not give her the benefit of the doubt. I did have to endure all 9 birthing stories from all her kids, listen to her talk about how drugs “only slow things down and lead to c-sections and cause major complications” (this has been a common mis-information in my life recently) All you brave women who do not/did not want/have/had drugs – more power to you. I just want to make sure I am aware of all my options. It was semi-nice to hang out with her and her girls (15 and 4). The 4yr old still drives me batty because she is just so undisciplined, all over the place, and manipulative and mom lets her get away with murder. I shouldn’t complain too much because on Saturday Night and Sunday morning – they cleaned my entire house. Vacuumed, dusted, washed dishes, scrubbed toilets, sinks and tubs. THAT was a great gift- because I have been slacking on the cleaning department lately.

As soon as I get pictures, I will post them. I have realized that I am still having a hard time imagining needing all the items from my shower. I am having a hard time imagining that I am going to have a baby that is going to require the stuff i have accumulating in my spare bedroom. I wish I knew how to explain it better. It just hasn't hit me yet. I am hoping my SMil is sending that carseat like she said she was going to ... we are still waiting

22 comments:

Kathy said...

I am glad that your shower was so great, I have been excited to read about it. I too can't wait to see pictures. Funny that you and your mom matched. Cool that you got so many nice gifts and I am sure you will be able to use them all! Love, Kathy

becoming-mom said...

It sounds like it went really well! I love the cake. I miss publix.

I know what you mean about feeling awkward about being the center of attention though!

Katie said...

I am glad that you had such a wonderful time - can't wait to see those promised pics!

Baby Deux! said...

I was wondering when you would get around to telling us how it went. :o) I am happy you had a nice time! I can't wait to see pics!

Janna said...

How exciting!!! I can't wait to see the pics!!!

Jendeis said...

I'm so glad that the shower and indeed, the whole weekend, seemed to go swimmingly.

I think that you are approaching the mechanics of birth in a very systematic way. Trying to make informed decisions. So, for the nothing that it is worth, I approve.

I think that there is a lot of "cross-cultural stigma among women in America regarding natural childbirth and medical interventions. I wish that we could have everyone come to an understanding that we all need to make the choices that are right for us, given the facts as we know them. In other words, "can't we all just get along?"

hope548 said...

Glad you enjoyed your shower and weekend!

waitinginline said...

I'm so glad that the shower went so well!!! Sounds like you got a lot of really nice things.

You know...I have a feeling it'll kick in about the whole baby thing once he's there. ;-)

That also rocks to hear that the visit with the in-laws wasn't too painful!

Heather said...

I absolutely love that dress!

I'm glad you had a good one!

Nicky said...

Glad that you had fun! I'm still trying to decide whether to have a shower. It's good that yours was enjoyable and useful!

Chas said...

Baby showers are such a blessing! It's amazing how many things you receive. In all honestly, you won't use all of that stuff, but most of it you will, and receiving it this way saves you so much time and money.

Amanda said...

I'm glad you got lots of cool stuff @ your shower. I know the awkward-all-eyes-on-me feeling too well.

By the way, I had an epidural and had a wonderful birth experience. It didn't slow my labor down; in fact, Brooklyn was born less than 2 hours after I got it.

Meghan said...

I'm so glad your shower went so well! How fun. It's always a little awkward being the center of attention but it sure sounds like you got some great loot ;)

Dreamer4agift said...

Sounds like a wonderful turn-out! I can't wait to see pictures. I love the cake, soo cute:) And I bet you looked adorable being barefoot, pregnant, and a cute dress:)

My_Herstory said...

I'm glad you had such a nice shower and I can't wait to see the pic's!

Morrisa said...

Sounds like your shower was great! Can't wait to see pictures!

sara said...

Sounds like a great shower! I'm a little late posting, so I already saw your pictures posted on the above one and they are both gorgeous and precious! It's funny how until the baby comes, I don't think any of us can even imagine ever needing "thsi" or "that". But somehow people say you need most of that. I can ask you if that's really true in a a couple of months. You are getting so close, I'm so happy for you and proud of you! You have come so far, and truly give me some inspiration when I'm feeling a little down or doubtful of myself. Hugs!

Rachie Pachie said...

The shower sounded awesome! And so nice to have all those gifts AND the house cleaned for you! I bet that will help you feel more relaxed. Only 6 more weeks! :)

Marcy "meg" said...

Sounds like a great shower!!! I thought of you on shower day!!!!

Yea for the house cleaning.... mine was clean before the shower but needs another good cleaning now.

Jen said...

And we missed you! It looks like a beautiful shower though!

A New Beginning said...

I am sooooo very with you on realizing that there will be baby that requires your full attention and all of the great stuff that goes with it. Your pictures are great. I love the dress.

Malky B. said...

I tried to do it without an epidural with my daughter and the pain was so bad that my doctor told me if I don't get an epidural, I would have no strength to push and might then need a c-section. So each case is different. I did get the epidural at the end and I think it helped me to relax and let things move along. I had a vaginal delivery at the end. For me the epidural actually helped things along.

Beautiful shower pics! Hang in there. The last weeks are the hardest but your almost there.