Baby Siena has had a great welcome into the world already. I was honored to have two showers thrown in both our honor on back to back weekends. The first was on August 1st and was hosted by my good friend Allison. She held the shower at my house since she was in the middle of moving and now that we moved to suburbia, we have plenty of space. This shower was for all my friends and family except for my mom’s side. My mom and my aunt Kerry threw me a family shower (plus a couple of my mom’s friends) at Kerry’s house on August 8th. Having two showers was nice because I had more time to catch up with people – it always goes too fast!
The highlights of the first shower were the incredible headband making station, delicious food, the game where I had to change a doll’s diaper (plus unswaddle, undress and dress again) and everyone had to guess how long it would take me, and the incredible decor! Allison did an amazing job and I’m so thankful to her and all the others who helped as well (my mother in law and sister in law provided beautiful flower arrangements, Asia and Sam helped with food and other preparations, Denice took some beautiful photos!). I felt so much love that day!
The highlights of the second shower were the creative cabbage patch veggie platter, the beautiful floral arrangements, the games and the yummy chocolate covered pretzel favors. There was a station to leave advice for me and my Grandma’s was my favorite “Not every cry means ‘I’m hungry.’ Sometimes a pat will do!” She had 7 babies so I’m pretty sure she knows what she’s talking about! My mom also surprised me with the BOB stroller – so excited to log some miles with that bad boy!!!
My coworkers also threw me a wonderful shower at work and went in together to buy me our diaper bag and some adorable gold crib shoes (a total necessity).
I was blown away by everyone’s generosity and we have all the baby essentials (plus a few luxury items). It’s safe to say that we now have enough clothes for Siena’s first year of life too! What is your favorite baby shower game? Anyone else had a baby without ever having changed a diaper!?!