I woke up on Saturday like a kid on Christmas morning. Despite my body being the vessel for this whole baby-growing phenomenon, there’s nothing that makes the pending birth of your baby seem real like a baby shower.
My house was buzzing with excitement that morning as Emily, Jamie, and my mother-in-law (the amazing hostess trio) came over to transform my home into a winter wonderland. Emily had chosen a “baby it’s cold outside” theme, and they went to town with it! It was perfect!
Remember Kate’s cookies from this post? Her cookies made an appearance, and I was so pleasantly surprised!
Emily and my mother-in-law are both such sticklers for detail, and I was beyond impressed with how well everything came together. I was somewhat nervous about the showering being at my house and not having any idea (read: control) about what the plan was, but that was just wasted energy on my part. They had everything covered, and all I had to do was relax and enjoy myself.
Emily asked our moms to bring a baby picture of each of us, and it was so funny that of the pictures they brought, Cory and I were in same car seat, just different colors!
Not only did our local friends and family make it to the shower, but my brother and his girlfriend Erin made the trip to Richmond, as did Bobby and Whitney, our good friend Ashley, and my mom!
At some point, the boys made it outside to smoke cigars, and I found myself wandering over to the gift display. Since it was a co-ed shower, we planned on not having a formal “unwrapping of the gifts” ceremony, but somehow all the ladies ended up in the living room oohing-and-ahhing over all the adorable baby gifts.
It was honestly such a perfect day, and we felt so loved. Having a baby is the most exciting thing to ever happen to Cory and I, and we are so fortunate to have so many people in our lives who genuinely share in our joy and excitement.
February will be a whirlwind of baby showers and baby celebrations, and we’re just overjoyed! I cannot believe it’s a little over six weeks away until we get to meet this little one!