Monday, November 17, 2008

Day 203

At long last some shower pictures! Today, I'm thankful for all of the friends and family that showered us with love a couple weeks ago. Rachael and Laura and Meeghan put so much work into it, everything was beautiful! Those that came will never know how much their support meant. It's so hard to feel like an expecting mom when there are no physical signs. My body's not preparing and my mind can't comprehend it. Nothing about this process seems real. To have so many people there lavishing their love on a baby that may or may not even be in the works, overwhelmed my heart. The gifts...and hugs...and tears took me right to expectant and for the first time I truly felt like a mom-to-be.

So many took our nursery theme to heart and coordinated their gifts accordingly! I LOVE opening beautiful gifts. Presentation is almost as good as what's inside! I love all the black, white, and lime - it's truly neutral done well!

I have the best husband. Really. He never questioned coming to the shower, even though most hubbys stay home or show up at the end. We are in this together; he is the only person in the world that knows where my heart has been. When it comes to all things baby; I'll never stand alone. (How thankful I am for this life lesson!)

The presents just kept coming!!

And two cow cakes!! How cute are they???

One of my spiritual moms, Kim, and Jen's little Austin. I finally got to see him in person!!

My littlest sister Gabrielle and her BFF, Jenna...

Carly, Linds, and Kristen (the best game night pals you could ever ask for!!)

My Besties!

Phyl, Teri, and Becky (How cool is it that one of my bloggy friends-Becky-just showed up? She wins major points on the blog friend scoreboard!!)

Aren't the favors adorable??? Laura made the sweet little bags (there were blue ones too!) that had the most precious homemade lifesaver pacifiers in them! Somehow they escaped a picture, but they were too cute! My mom and sister, Rachael, made the posh baby cookies!

Mi Familia. Gabrielle (youngest), Me (oldest), Rachael, Mom (even though she looks like an older sister!), and Andrew (the only man amidst the estrogen)!

Diaper cakes were the table centerpieces!

My mama! Not only did she give me her stunning good looks [smile] but she inspires me everyday. You will never meet someone more independent, confident, driven or motivated.

Ben and I are so blessed! My heart overflows with thankfulness.


  1. What a blessing! I loved looking at your shower pictures. I bet being a Mommy seemed so real during the shower. You are so close and I am so happy for you!

  2. Wow. Looks like it was such an amazing time. Your family is gorgeous, by the way! ;) I ordered that same cow print car seat. Ha! Thought of you immediately!

  3. That blue shirt looks so pretty on you--looks like a great day! I seconded an uber award for you a few minutes ago, check it out!


  4. Holy cow! You got a load of stuff- you deserve it! It looks like a great time and you have such wonderful friends and family! You will be using that stuff before you know it!

  5. I love the decor and color palette, how cute! I wish there was a close-up of all those books, it looks like your little one has the makings of a fab library! :) Evie has the same high chair you do and we've already used it for my nephew when he was here this's awesome! :)

  6. Thanks for not kicking me out when I showed up! I was Blessed to be there for YOU! And, yes, you surely did ge a boat load of gifts!!!!! I cannot wait to see you use them all :)

    Baby P. will be one Blessed little one!

  7. I am so glad I could be a part of the special day. I could look through the pictures over and over again. Love you friend, and can't wait for your special delivery to come. (I do have a pict of the pacifier, I will get it to you)

  8. Wow and Wow!!! What a gorgeous shower! Look at all that stuff!! You should be sooo ready!!!
    I'm expecting that call any day now!!!!

  9. It was awesome :)

    (the little bit I was there for :) )

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  11. WOW! That looked like a beautiful and fun shower. What a true blessing to have so many friends and family (as well as us in blog world) who support you and your family. Looks like you got some amazing and useful gifts.


  13. I just wanted to jump in and say hi! I just found your blog yesterday and finished reading the whole thing today. I just think you are an amazing person and such an inspiration to those of us on that dark infertility journey. Your positive Christian outlook is such an encouragement to me. I hope God places a baby in your arms very soon!!! Take care!

  14. Looks like you had a wonderful time!! So sorry I couldn't not make it, but I had to work! =)