Thursday, June 5, 2008

It Rained, It Poured

I had my baby shower! It was fabulous. I've included a few pictures, you'll note there is only one that really looks like I was actually at a shower...see, for some reason, I have a double chin in the other pictures of me opening presents so I didn't include them. I can only assume it was the angle the picture was taken at, right? So I've included my belly shot from 27 weeks (I had a growth spurt, ok?), my mom and I, Chris and I (he came to help load up the gifts...we had two cars full of stuff!), and my two very best girlfriends.

When I started on bed rest I didn't think we'd have a shower - yet another "normal" pregnancy thing we would not get to do. But I did get to go, and held up pretty well!

Everyone was so very generous, and we got a ton of adorable girl clothes. I'm convinced women like to buy baby clothes for girls. My mom (pictured in one of the pics above), a couple of my aunts and my cousin hosted and did a great job. Decorations were super cute (lots of pink and yellow), food was great, cake was great, even though no one else liked it but me. I requested a Tres Leches cake, ever heard of it? It's a white cake soaked in well, 3 milks. It tastes kind of like when your vanilla ice cream melts and soaks your cake, which is fantastic, in my opinion. But apparently I'm alone in that opinion. One of my cousins whispered to her neighbor, "My cake is wet."

Now it's time to get the nursery ready. This is where bed rest really sucks. I want to do everything NOW, but I can't do a damn thing. I did wash her clothes, including 17 pairs of tiny baby socks...and I'm proud to say, I ended up with 17 pairs of tiny baby socks to put away. Not 16 pairs + 1 sock. All 34 tiny little socks made it from the dryer to the dresser.

This parenting stuff is easy.

9 comments:

avalikelava said...

Aaah, Tres Leches cake is super dang good!!!

I'm glad your shower went well. Enjoy the loot... and where are the nursery pics at?

Ariella said...

I also LOVE Tres Leches cake! I have no idea what your guests were thinking, it is one of the best cakes ever.

I am glad you got lots of loot to fill up the nursary with. Hope you are feeling well today. You look great in your photos.

Kim said...

I love tres leches cake too! I made it for my SIL last year for her birthday and we all liked it. And with all the milk it seems like an appropriate cake for a baby shower!

Kendra said...

Nice work on the socks! You are so ready for this! And you look fantastic. :)

sara said...

Congrats making it to 27 weeks and your shower! You give me some hope. I am joining in your journey with a shortened incompetent cervix. I had a cerclage this week at 13 weeks because over the last week I had measurements in the low 2's and then 1.9 on Monday which didn't thrill my doctor. How the heck do survive this whole bedrest thing? It's only been a few days and I can't imagine doing another 20 + weeks of this. But heck I'll do whatever. But congrats again, 27 weeks is a huge milestone!

Diana said...

Sounds like you had a great shower!! YAY so glad you were able to enjoy it and your cake!

Sheila said...

I love Tres Leches cake - yum! You look so freakin' cute in your shower pics!

Alison said...

You look BEAUTIFUL Katie!!! And the pic of you opening the dress is precious!!!

Michell said...

Never heard of it but that cake sounds good. Congrats on 27 weeks.