I'm pretty sure that in our 3 years of dealing with infertility, I never thought I would get to write this post. We had our first baby shower this weekend and while it was a fun time, more importantly, it was a reminder to me of how far God has brought us in this journey and of His faithfulness. To say that we have been blessed is a major understatement!
Anyway, onto the details. My sisters, sister-in-law, and a few friends threw me a shower in Austin this weekend. It was absolutely perfect, and Brian, Colby, Clara, and I are so very appreciative for the work they put into making it happen!
Cute invitation (what did we ever do before etsy?)
Allison made this banner with the babies' names on it!
The brunch spread - mini quiches, pigs in a blanket, fruit, scones, brownies, M&M's (not pictured: lemonade and tea, courtesy of Auntie Shannon)
Me with the grandmothers (no wonder Clara is petite... look at those little shorties :)
Me with the hostesses - Elizabeth (big sis), Allison (duh), me, Shannon (SIL), Maryanne, and Elizabeth (Kaimey was also a hostess but sadly couldn't join us for the party!)
Those lovely ladies gifted me with my diaper bag (which is necessarily huge) and some diapers!
Cute pull toys - owl for Clara and monster for Colby
Eek I love these monogrammed onesies that my friend, Christian, made!
My favorite presents are, of course, still cooking inside :)
Twinsies (Isn't she looking slim and trim? And it's not just because she's standing next to me!)
Some of my high school friends- so glad they were able to join us!
So there you have it. We got a nice mix of fun gifts and practical gifts, and are so very thankful for each of them. So thankful, in fact, that I need to wrap this post up and go write thank you notes :)
The next shower is 3 weeks away, so I have just enough time to find places to put all of the gifts- ha! Oh, and we also picked up the babies' dresser and changing table from my parents this weekend, so fortunately we'll have somewhere to put everything... I hope!