I know the correct word to use is "blessed," but I have to say that after our second baby shower, we just feel plain spoiled! In the best way possible, of course :)
Some of my friends here in town threw me an owl-themed shower and they did such a great job of tying the theme together- something I am terrible at doing, so I appreciated it even more.
Loved the cute invitation!
They also decorated these onesies (one for each of the babies for the first 12 months) for us to take their monthly pictures in. I am kind of thinking about ordering matching stickers for Brian and me that say, "We survived 1 month, 2 months, etc." - ha!
The food was delicious- brunch shower food is the best! Muffins, scones, donut holes, casserole, fruit, pigs in a blanket, cookies, M&M's... and I'm sure I'm forgetting something! And check out the cute owl diaper cake centerpiece - almost too cute for us to disassemble and make use of the diapers... almost.
Colby and Clara each got their own personalized cookies from this local bakery. The hostesses sent me home with several and Brian and I have made sure to alternate between eating one of his and one of hers- gotta keep things even!
And here's me at 29 weeks! I feel like my
entire body face is starting to look puffy, but I realize that comes with the territory, so I am trying not to beat myself up over it.
Love these cute matching owl blankets, and a big thank you to Brian's sweet Granny for getting them for us (along with their mobiles and sleep sacks)
Can't wait to read these during late night diaper changes... or better yet, for Brian to read them during late night diaper changes :)
Colby and Clara's aunt, great grandmother, and grandmother all made the trip in - they're the best! (My mom came, too, but we only got candid shots of her so you'll just have to trust me.)
Auntie Allison, aka: my dedicated photographer, looking her finest
My friend (and one of the hostesses), Brittany got the babies these adorable personalized sleep sacks... Brittany, you'll have to leave the name of the shop in the comments so we can all steal your idea!
With the wonderful hostesses (Kristen, Brittany, me, Beth, and Katie)
Beth and I are due just 12 days apart- Colby and Clara can't wait to be best buds with baby Mateo
Double take- can you tell which one of us weighs less?
Two of Colby's and Clara's sweet aunties
Miraculously, we have already put away all of the gifts, washed all of the clothes, and reorganized the nursery to fit everything- thanks again in no small part to Allison for her help! It would be nice if we had a day or two longer to recover, but alas, it's back to work we go. Thank goodness for a 3-day weekend coming up, in which my biggest plans are to sleep and rest as much as possible.
We have one more shower coming up that my co-workers are graciously throwing for me next week, so stay tuned!