To be honest, having a Baby and "planning" for a Baby Shower is like planning your Wedding- at least it feels that way when you are having your first.
You never know what to expect or who to expect and can never properly plan for it while making several attempts to not offend or forget anyone and yet, somehow it still happens.
It especially happens when you are pregnant because you forget things by the hour let alone who you were supposed to send an invitation to.
I wasn't really allowed to have a say in my Baby Shower what so ever.
It was a project that my little sister decided to take on and she did a great job!
First, our Co-Ed Baby Shower for family and friends and a few co-workers thanks to my shower being cancelled at work during the Government Shutdown.
Theme: Royal Princess
Colors: Pink and Baby Blue
Menu: Crab Dip, Lamb Skewers, Crab Cakes, Asparagus, Sun Dried Tomato Penne Pasta with Cream Sauce and Chicken, Salad with Walnuts and Cranberries, Spanakopita, Hot Wings... needless to say I was FULL! Cupcakes and Cake Pops provided by Keda Kakes and a Candy Bar.
I was adamant about not having a bunch of games at the shower only because of the male population and I personally can't take a whole bunch of games.
|The front two in this pic are my husbands nephews - his teenage twins.|
My sister picked the best ones for our audience - they had to make a nursery rhyme for our daughter and perform it. Perfect for an audience where most of the males are musicians.
We cried laughing so hard at some of the performances -- I only wish that I taped some of them.
This was the team that won - remixing Beyonce's Love on Top.
And of course, I had to get a picture with my Sorors that were there since my daughter is a Legacy and will have absolutely no choice in which Sorority she will be allowed to pledge. LOL.
We train her up from the womb.
I had some awesome hostesses who have shared their talents for the sake of my Baby Shower, whether it was putting together decor, funding and even hand making gifts for game winners and party favors. We were so thankful to each of them.
We also had friends come from as far as Dallas, Texas just to come up for our Shower.
Talk about lifetime friendships!
Then earlier this week, we had a Surprise Baby Shower thrown at my husband's church, hosted by his Music Ministry.
We knew that they were planning something but I seriously did not expect ALL that they did for us and all the gifts that they had for us. It was absolutely amazing to have people care so much about my husband and his ministry and think well enough for me that they are excited as we are for our Little Girl's arrival. We left with so many things that we needed.
It has been overwhelming to say the least!
I sent my mom a text that night to tell her how surprised we were. She surprised me with return texts saying that they threw us a Baby Shower in Dallas, Texas. In case you don't know, my mom is a Bishop and was closing her District Planning Meeting and they literally surprised my parents with a shower for their first grand child.
It was gorgeous!
And of course fit for a Princess!
They are shipping to us the gifts that they have for our daughter.
My mother is too funny - she said my child isn't even here yet and she is already interrupting her meetings.. YUP!
So until she gets here, my husband is getting more and more anxious.
Every little twitch I have, he swears its me saying she is on the way.
I am impatiently waiting but calm because I know she is bound to come when she is ready.
Until then... I am reflecting and trying to capture and take advantage of every bit of these last few days where its just us two.