Sunday, August 29, 2010

Consider us Showered

This little baby has been so blessed over the past few weekends! Thanks to all who joined in and made Paul and I and little baby PAW feel so loved. Showers have never really been my thing. I'm fine with the concept. And going to them for other people is great and throwing them for someone you love is even better, but for me, I get a little nervous being the reason for people to get together, bring gifts, and watch me open them. Don't get me wrong, its been wonderful to have so many people shower us and help prepare us for this incredible change that is coming up in our lives, but I've felt very spoiled and a little embarrassed and undeserving of all the attention! However, its VERY much appreciated.

34 Weeks and a Wood Connection shower...
Thanks Wood Co girls for planning, Jen for hosting, and all of you for the fun stuff, and yummy dinner and dessert!

35 Weeks and My extended family shower...
Thanks Aunts for planning and Grandma for hosting. I love family time. Especially getting together with the girls. Love my aunts, grandma and cousins. And great stuff- a walker, a mattress, a quilt from my aunt who is on a mission with my uncle. She made the light green quilt in 2 days! I LOVE it! My mom made the sheet, bumpers and quilt for the crib. It's really beyond adorable and I wish I had my moms talent. (You'll see better pictures when I post nursery pics.) We got a lot of clothes, gift cards, a bouncer, a carrier, and other stuff that I probably don't know what it's for! (How did babies back in the day...like me, survive without all this fancy stuff!?!)

36 Weeks and Paul's extended family shower...

Thanks to all of you for a wonderful weekend. Paul had family here from California and Colorado for the weekend. My in-laws spoiled us ALL, but especially the baby! We stayed for 2 nights at a condo in Park City. Golfing for the boys, pedis for the girls, good food, sight seeing, shopping, and lots of necessities for the baby!This is us acting surprised when we opened the stroller and car seat. I picked it out when Annie and mom and I went shopping last time we were in California.And this is dad acting surprised when he saw the stroller and car seat and found out that he bought it for us but didn't know it.And here is the lovely 36 week picture. I was a day late and half way in my pajamas before we remembered to take it. We just couldn't get a good one this week, so I'm going with the one of me showing off my sweet tattoo. Its a diaper and below it, it says 'Spank Me.' Doesn't get much classier... 37 weeks and the Girlfriend shower...

My good friend Deborah hosted a shower for me. It was fun to be with the girls. And we appreciate all the good stuff we got. Deb, Mara and Robyn (And Deb's husband, Erik) did a lot of work, and everything looked so cute! And here's the week 37 picture. Another failed attempt. Paul first took a picture of me yawning standing like this and I looked like a pregnant llama. So then we started laughing and couldn't get a normal picture. Oh well.38 weeks and the church shower...
Thanks to Sam, Kate, Mario and Tera for the fun "Cookout to celebrate the baby on the way." Men came to this one, so we tried to steer clear of the words "baby shower." :) It was funny, when people first started showing up, (and I wish I would have taken a picture) all the men quickly migrated together near the grill with their drinks talking about whatever men talk about, (I'm sure not baby stuff), and all the women gathered on the other side of the yard and shared their stories with me about labor, giving birth, parenting, etc... It was a really fun evening and we appreciate all the work that went into it, and all the great baby gifts!

Thanks again to everyone who have been so supportive and generous as we make our way to parenthood. It means the world to us and it helps SO much. I think we might be just about ready for this little guy to get here!

1 comment:

Tera said...

I hadn't see all the pictures from your showers. How wonderful! I'm glad this little baby boy and you were celebrated so much. It is awesome! Now we can't wait to see him.