Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Twins' Baby Shower

A few weeks back my friend Amanda asked if she could throw me a diaper/wipe party. Of course I said yes! Since I've never had a "real" shower I was thrilled at the prospect of a girls night in musing over babies and baby stuff. I was a bit nervous, however, that I might not make it to the shower date still pregnant. One of the reasons I've never had a real shower is because every time someone plans one, I end up having the baby early. I would be just over 34 weeks pregnant this time and I had no idea what to expect with twins.

The day finally arrived, though, and I waddled downstairs to Amanda's apartment. This cute sign was waiting to greet me!

Then I stepped inside and knew this wasn't your typical baby shower. The lighting was low; candles twinkled here and there. Soft jazz was playing in the background and her apartment was decorated beautifully. The pictures really don't do it justice.

And on that table? Some SERIOUSLY delicious food. No chips and dip or fruit punch here. My gracious friends, Amanda and Tracy, had prepared a spread which included brisket sliders, macaroni and cheese balls, Greek salad, fruit kabobs, and some of the best ooey gooey brownies. I don't even know how much I ate. 

Soon guests began to arrive. I was just amazed at the number of ladies who showed up to bless our family with diapers, wipes, and other goodies. Honestly, I would have been happy to have just had a night with all of these women talking. It's always so refreshing. The gifts were the icing on the cake. 

I didn't get a picture of the gift table but here are a couple of shots of the gifts my hostesses gave me. Tracy made the girls some pennants with their names on them. They're hanging about their bed now. I also got the cutest burlap owl door hanger. I took it to the hospital with us, and now it's hanging on our door. What a cheery announcement of our new additions!

As our time together drew to a close, Amanda ended the party with a real treat--a foot massage for me!  See, I told you this wasn't your typical baby shower.

Yes, I am so happy to have so many good friends all around me. Especially those who know how to make macaroni and cheese balls and give foot massages! Amanda, you definitely set the bar high for baby showers!

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