Our Baby Shower

My baby shower went really well! My sister and sister-in-law and my two cousins threw the shower for me, and they did a great job. Lots of cute blue and green decorations too!

We've had two real snow storms this year so far (very mild winter for us), and of course one of them had to be on the day of our shower, so there were several friends and family that couldn't make it. We still had a good turnout though, and I was so thankful that the family and friends who were there were able to make it! So if any of you are reading this, thank you - it meant alot that you made the trek through the snow to be there.

Here's a couple pictures of me at the shower - did I not tell you how the belly looked alot bigger on Sunday? It's weird how much his position can affect the shape of my belly. So yes, Sunday was a large day.





We played the string game - where all the guests made a guess as to how big around I am with string. It was funny to see all the guesses! We measured me with a string that was my actual size to see who won.





The winner!



And we couldn't not do the classic melted-candy-bar-in-a-diaper game. Mmm, lovely! I'm told when candy bars are melted into a diaper the resulting mixture is actually very realistic looking . . .



And my niece Ashley and my friend Ashley won by guessing the correct candy bars for the correct diapers!





And my favorite - unscrambling a list of baby words in 3 minutes.



It was my favorite because I won! I think it's because I had all those baby words floating through my head anyway because of all the baby preparations. I got 16 out of 20 and I won on of the awards - a Dairy Queen gift card!



And of course lots of presents - the majority of my "to-buy" list is now able to be checked off! We got our crib, stroller and car seat combo, a baby swing (swings in two directions), our audio/video baby monitor (a really nice one - it looks like a cell phone), a diaper pail and liners, a bouncer chair, a changing pad for our changing table, and lots of clothes, books/toys, bath stuff, medical stuff, and other miscellaneous baby items!

I also thought it was pretty cute, because my sister got Babykins a onesie that says "My aunt is the best!", and Derek's sister got him a onesie that says "My aunt rocks!" It made me laugh!





My aunt also made me this nursing cover - I think it's really pretty!



And my grandma made us a diaper cake! It was so cute, I was sad to take it apart to bring it home - it's going to be hard to disassemble it in order to use the diapers!





My sister-in-law brought the cake, and it was so cute - it had a little blue carriage on it and the words "Welcome Baby {Last Name}".



Overall, we had a wonderful time, and everything went really well! I'm so grateful for my wonderful family and friends who made the baby shower special!

Now I'm looking forward to sorting through all our gifts and organizing them in our nursery! I'll keep you posted on the progress.





P.S. Thanks to my friend, Ashley, for taking pictures for me too! This post would be pathetically lacking in pictures if it wasn't for you!
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Rebecca Louise. said...

Your baby boy has been spoilt and have you. I love the diaper basket!

Lauren said...

Looks like a fabulous shower! Glad you were able to mark so much off your list!

Amanda said...

so glad you had a great shower! your belly looks so cute...even if you were having a "large" day as you called it! that diaper game is fun but soooo gross!

Jessie Szmanda said...

Awww what a great shower! You look so good!

Anonymous said...

Aw, thank you so much for posting all about the shower, and all the pictures! It was almost- but not quite- as good as getting to go! I'm so sorry we missed it- but our clan was certainly thinking of you! -Hazel

Missy Schranz said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy!! I loved looking at all the pictures. :0) I am a new follower of you, please follow ME back at:
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God bless!
Missy

Ria Thurston said...

Callie -- what a FUN shower for you! :-) I love it!! Also, the pictures are too cute. Candy bar in a diaper? I have never heard of it... crazy!

christi said...

You look great! I am so glad the shower was fabulous!

Hannah said...

wow what a great shower!! you are looking so cute!

Anonymous said...

You look adorable! :) Praying for you!

Julie S. said...

You look great. Your shirt looks really comfy! And the nursing cover is gorgeous! :)

cait said...

Looks like such a fun shower! Your pics are great! How fun that your belly changes shape! :D

Rachel and John said...

It looks like so much fun! Love the diaper cake!

Jennifer said...

How fun!!

Ashley said...

I'm so glad you had a great time!! I know your guests did too:)!!

Laura said...

Looks like it was a lot of fun! I'm glad you got so many of the things you needed. That nursing cover is so pretty and stylish! It seems way cooler to be a mom these days! :)

Melanie said...

I just dont know how I managed to miss this blog post of yours..but I did until today!! Your shower looked like alot of fun and you got alot of nice stuff too!!! Wanted to ask..what type of stroller/car seat combo did you get?? I've been looking around and just get so confused on what to get. Wanting a car seat thats lightweight (but safe..of course) in case I do decide to take it in with me when I go shopping. So glad you had a nice shower!!

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