Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mummy to Be ♥

We've officially had 4 baby showers! I guess people really do love babies!! Brandon's co-workers threw a baby shower for him at the VA, we had our little garden party shower, Christie threw one for me and then I was surprised with a Halloween shower at work, orchestrated by Cookie. I knew she was up to something, but I definitely didn't expect this! 

I think that people assume I will only dress Winnie in black and indoctrinate her with all things Halloween, disallowing the development of her own identity. This if fairly insulting. Passion is something that I want her to have. My cup runneth over in that department; I have many hobbies and loves and I think that is a positive thing. We only hope she knows and loves herself and however that manifests itself, only time will tell! Halloween will always be a big part of our lives simply because B & I share a love for the holiday, but I promise we won't scare her [?]. If anything, she'll get bored of it, rebel and refuse to Trick or Treat. We are fully prepared for that, actually ... 

In any case, Cookie knew I secretly wished I was pregnant during the Halloween season so I'd have an excuse for a Halloween shower, so Springtime be damned, she made it happen! She did such a great job! I loved it and I was overwhelmed by the love, gifts and well wishes from my fellow librarians. Monday is my last day before maternity leave and then the final countdown begins!

Yes, that is a Build-a-Bear Halloween Hello Kitty! I really believe that is just going to be for me. 
Sorry, Winnie.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Oh, Bestie! ♥

Okay, so maybe this is just a baby blog now ... I don't know. I'm really too busy to post as much as I used to, but it is a good way for my family/friends who can't be here to keep up with baby stuff. Bestie Holly [Christie ... we'll explain later] and her mom Janice [who I've dubbed my second mom!] threw me the prettiest, pinkest baby shower ever this past weekend, complete with all the trimmings of a well planned affair. I have definitely been embracing the pink with Winnie on the way, and Christie couldn't be more proud of that, I think.

There were bunnies everywhere! Christie decorated everything so perfectly, made cake push-pops, sammies, some amazing popcorn that I desperately need the recipe for, and lots of other goodies for us to enjoy. There was a bingo game and a "guess the number" game ... I totally won a jar full of M&Ms at my own shower. Success!

Also, I got so many lovely treasures! I will definitely be posting an [obnoxiously long] gift post soon because I've been taking pictures of all Winnie's gifts. We are so lucky to have such great and generous friends in our life! Thanks so much to everyone who came!

Here are some highlights ...

She'll be here in a few weeks! I'm so excited! [despite the look on my face here] You all know how I am about pictures I'm not in control of. But I had to post a shot of me and the lovely hostesses.