I had intended to post this on Sunday, the day after our baby shower, but I found myself too tired even to do that... I'm not really sure what that means, except that I just might be 20 days away from having a baby!
We have had some very wonderful days, filled with wonderful memories since finding out we are pregnant. But I have to say, one of the very most wonderful was last Saturday, the day of our baby shower.
It was thrown by one of my dearest friends, and we hosted it at our house. It was a little "untraditional," since the shower was co-ed, but somehow that added to the fun.
Jessica did a beautiful job. The food was all childhood themed - she made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and brought Goldfish and Teddy Grahams. The punch was made from Hawaiian Punch and Sprite, and she served juice boxes. Such a cute idea!
One of my favorite memories was coming down the stairs after giving a tour of the nursery to a living room which was filled to the brim with friends and family. Ours is not a huge house by any means, but I felt so happy and humbled to see so many people we love, and who love us and will love our daughter, assembled in one place. It was awesome.
And I now understand why men are not invited to baby showers... besides showing up with a 24 pack of alcohol, our male friends took it upon themselves to reinvent the clothespin game (you know, the one where if you say the word "baby" someone can take your clothespin?) by hiding approximately 50 of them throughout our house. We have been finding clothespins in the most peculiar places... like underneath the lid of the toilet, or on the front of our house pinned to the nail we use only at Christmas time to hang our wreath (which means about 15 feet off the ground!).
Casey and I were also amazed and grateful for the outpouring of love for the baby. I think we will be quite well equpped to meet her needs after such a wonderful day!