Baby Shower – and 28 Weeks!

13 Nov

I had the most amazing baby shower today. I feel so humbled and blessed to have such wonderful friends.

I don’t have any family around (95% of them are across the Atlantic), you see – so my friends really are my family. They are the ones that get me through the hard times, cheer with me through the good times and – well – are just there for me, any time.

My two best friends that saw me through my divorce and into the new and happy marriage arranged all of it for me. They decorated my house, they came up with great games, they kept everyone entertained, and made sure there is enough drinks and food (because I kept getting distracted and couldn’t keep up!!!)

About 16 girls gathered, a HUMONGOUS pile of gifts was aggregated in the corner, and there were a few fun games. I am documenting the games – you can skip this part if you’re not interested in details of baby shower games šŸ˜‰

  • They served me with a tray of smelly diapers – I had to guess what the baby “ate”. they were testing my motherly skills šŸ˜‰ If you ever repeat this for your friends – don’t use garlic or onions. It cross-contaminates other diapers. Half of them smelled like garlic, even though there was something else inside šŸ˜‰
  • They made everyone tear off as many pieces of toilet paper as they wanted, and then made every girl give me as many pieces of advice as there were toilet paper pieces. One girls ended up with 19 ;)) But she made it! The advice that really sunk in? “Don’t worry too much. Most stuff goes away on its own after three days”. They left behind their lists, so I will review their advice later šŸ˜‰
  • They also made each girl write a birthday wish for our baby boy for each year of his life (well, for the first 12 or 13 years of his life) – and a list of wishes for when he is born.
  • And then they read out the questions that they asked my hubby earlier on – and made me answer the same questions – AND guess what his answers were. We were pretty consistent, I am proud to report. And he knew when baby switches to solids and how many hours a day it sleeps! And everyone suggested I laminate his answers and frame them on the wall – for he said he’s ready to change ALL of the diapers ;)))

And then there was the gift opening that just blew me away. I have never been to a baby shower myself, so I didn’t know what to expect – but I certainly did not expect such generosity. Really, I feel humbled.

I am now waiting for my hubby to get home to go through the pile with him – and open the cards with him. I didn’t read them while I was opening the gifts – I decided to save at least some of the “live action” for him. As well as a piece of cake ;)))

I don’t have any pictures yet. But I will share some – when I get them!

Oh, and I am 28 weeks today!!! That’s more than two thirds down the road. And with this pile of stuff next to me, and the baby wiggling around inside me, it feels strange that he’s still not here – and there are still 12 more weeks to go. 2.5 more months to wait until we meet him. He just feels so real…

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9 Responses to “Baby Shower – and 28 Weeks!”

  1. St. Elsewhere November 14, 2011 at 7:48 AM #

    So very awesome of your friends!! I especially loved the wishes game…such a pleasant exercise.

    I hope you post the pictures soon!

    All the best!

    • zygotta November 14, 2011 at 7:58 AM #

      Yes, the wishes game was so touching. Imagining taking these wishes out every birthday for the next 13 years makes me feel so touched – it basically means that even if we fall out of touch with anyone, their best wishes will stay with us – and our great memories of them!

  2. Mrs. E November 14, 2011 at 10:51 AM #

    That sounds like an absolutely wonderful baby shower! I’m so happy for you! Amazing friends, and an amazing husband who is willing to change all the diapers šŸ™‚ Happy 28 weeks!!

    • zygotta November 14, 2011 at 9:46 PM #

      we;ll have to wait and see until he gets to the real diaper, with smell and all… ;)))

  3. babiesandus November 14, 2011 at 11:29 AM #

    I am so glad that you had a great stork party! Can’t wait to see some of the photo’s!

    • zygotta November 14, 2011 at 9:44 PM #

      Thank you! Will you have a baby shower? Is that a tradition where you live?

      • zygotta November 14, 2011 at 9:45 PM #

        (you’re from Zealand, right?..)

  4. Kristen November 14, 2011 at 2:50 PM #

    Your shower sounds wonderful and you sound so happy! šŸ™‚ Yay!

    • zygotta November 14, 2011 at 9:41 PM #

      I AM happy!
      thank you Kristen šŸ˜‰

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