Thursday, April 18, 2013

The One with the Showers

Hubs, the little man, and I are so incredibly blessed.  We were lucky enough to be given two showers - one by the amazing people I work with and another by our families.  They happened to fall right near each other (the work one was a surprise) and it was baby gear overload in this house when we brought everything home.

We got a lot of the "big" items off our registries and there wasn't too much we still needed to go get.  My mom purchased our stroller and infant car seat back in February and we have been working on getting Max used to having baby things around the house since then.  I took a lot of advice from friends and family and tried to put a lot of different things on the registries for people to choose from.  I plan to do a review post or two once the little guy arrives on some of the things I chose and what I think about them.  Some of the things that we got included: Ubbi diaper pail, 4Moms Mamaroo bouncer, Motorola video monitor, Britax B-Ready stroller and infant car seat, Boppy pillow, Aden and Anais swaddle blankets, and Medela Pump in Style Advanced breast pump, just to name a few.  One of my co-workers got us a whale bathtub filled with such amazing bath products, toys, and supplies...looking forward to the little man's first bath at home!

Here are some pictures from my work shower...

One of my amazing co-workers made this awesome cake and cupcakes.
The generosity was overwhelming!
I didn't even know where to begin.
My mom made the trip up from CT for the shower and Hubs surprised me by showing up too.

My family shower was the following Saturday and was also so much fun.  One of my aunts generously volunteered to host everyone at her house.  We got a ton of stuff for our guy and it was so nice to celebrate with everyone.
These were popcorn favors with white chocolate and M&Ms mixed in.  So delicious!
My wonderful cousin did the centerpieces with beautiful bright yellow tulips and blueberries in the vases.
Such good food!
The presents were set up downstairs so everyone moved down there after we ate.
My grandfather was in the Navy and found these bibs for the little man.
LOTS of clothes came home with us that day!
This was a pretty cool present called The Red Plate.  It's a tradition you start in your family where someone gets to eat off the red plate when they have a special accomplishment or event.  You keep track of the event and date in a journal.  Looking forward to starting this.
I don't eat cake, but apparently this one was quite delicious.
Our living room after everything was unpacked from the car...and several things had already been put away at this point!

Such amazing experiences and we know how lucky we are to have such wonderful people in our lives.  Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us!

As I write this, just about everything has been put away, although something tells me more things will appear and I'll need to find a home for them.  

Hope everyone is having a good week!


  1. Looks like you had so much fun!!!

  2. Wow, what a great party and such GORGEOUS cakes :) Have fun unpacking all your gifts!!!

    1. Very talented friends and family members who make excellent cakes! Unpacking has definitely been a process but I think we are finally finished now.

  3. I'm so glad you got such great stuff and were able to celebrate with your friends and family :)