Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Baby Shower!

It really has been a busy week for me. I have been so tired and so exhausted that every time I came home I crashed right into bed. So forgive me for making you all wait this long to hear about the baby shower.

All day Saturday, we cleaned and cleaned until we all eventually crashed out at about 11 pm. It was me, my 2 little sisters, my step dad and my mother (who didn't really help that much since she slept most of the time) cleaning up the entire house for the baby shower. My friend, and god-mother to the baby, Alexis, didn't come over until about 10:30 pm since she had to work. We still got a lot done though. She helped with the favors and the decorations which we didn't finish until 11 something at night.
The next morning, the day of the shower, thankfully I didn't wake up to chaos. I woke up in a very calm mood and did what I always do; make a mental list of things that needed to be done before 1 o'clock. My aunt Ashley form Shreveport called me at 9 am and said that they would get here around 10. Perfect! I still had some last minute stuff to get and having them all here would be a huge help. Alexis and I waited around for an hour for them to come. So we showered, made more lists, made sure everything was in place, and then my family finally came. I showed them what needed to be done and things we still needed to get, and we all set out in 3 separate cars because they each had a task. My step dads job was to go get the ice, trash bags, and anything else we called him about; Alexis went to get the cake and cupcakes, and things that she forgot; and my Aunt and I went to get balloons, more stuff for the favors and food for everyone since we were all hungry and couldn't wait until the baby shower to eat. We were all gone for a good 2 hours. When we came back home, the rest of my family had already set up everything which was perfect.

I knew we weren't going to have enough time to do that when we got back anyway. Besides, I still needed to get ready and we only had a couple of hours to do so. I went upstairs and got ready, then my friend Chelsea, who was in charge of the games, finally came and set up everything for the games and prizes. As she always does, Chelsea had everything under control from there on out. She went downstairs and greeted everyone while I was still getting my hair done by Alexis. I finally had a chance to bask in this moment of my baby shower. It seems like just the other day I revealed to everyone that I was pregnant. Now here I am having a baby shower for her with just one more month to go before she gets here. Before you know it, I will be dedicating her in church, spending my first summer with her, picking out her first Halloween costume, and planning her first birthday party. (Ugh i'm crying now). It's so unreal how life quickly passes you by...

When I finally came downstairs to the party, everyone was there. Of course me and baby had to make a late entrance. We're just fabulous like that. I was so happy to see everyone and I already saw how many gifts were on the gift table (which was a ton!). Everyone was eating, chatting and playing their first game which was the "How well do you know baby?" crossword puzzle that Chelsea made. It was so fun to watch them try to guess the answers. Then after everyone else showed up, we played another game. It was a matching game where you had to guess which word (which was in another language or a term for a baby animal) matched with the other. Again it was so funny to watch them try and guess which ones go with the other. Everyone Googled everything. As they got cake I went upstairs and hid so they wouldn't see what I was wearing. They then had to guess and remember what I had on to win a prize. As they ate their dessert we had room for one more game. The Celebrity Baby Scoop Game where they had to guess which baby belonged to which celebrity. It was hard to eliminate people because they knew so much about celebrities and their babies. 

Then it was gift opening time. OMG! She is already spoiled just like her mommy =). She has plenty of clothes and plenty of essential things for when she gets here, lots and lots of passies, 2 diaper bags and more blankets and bottles than I could ever imagine.

I had so much fun at my baby shower and I am so thankful for the people who came. It shows me the  people who really do care and I thank God for them. If you want to see more pictures from the baby shower, go to my Picasa Web page or click the "Baby Shower Album" link below.

Baby Shower Album

Love you all so much!

"When you have nothing left but God, then for the first time, you become aware that God is enough." ~ Maude Royden

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