Monday, July 27, 2009

We're ready!

It's funny that one day last week, I had a pregnant lady emotional breakdown because I was worried about not getting the stuff we needed for Olivia and not being ready for her to come. Fortunately, I was proved very wrong over the weekend.

Some of our awesome family threw us a baby shower over the weekend. We are only having one shower since I hate any type of shower (wedding or baby) and I convinced the people who were all talking about throwing me a shower, to combine and have one big shower. I hate going to them and I hate even more having one in my honor. I had three wedding showers and it was torture. Why you ask? I seriously hate opening gifts in front of people.

I was amazed at the turn out (there were close to 40 people) and was excited to see some people I haven't seen for years. I didn't know I was so loved or maybe it's Olivia? Either way, Olivia received everything she needed plus much more. I couldn't believe the sea of gifts. It really meant so much that people were so generous to us. We got all the major stuff like a car seat/stroller, a pack-in-play, a highchair, etc. Plus we got a ton of the small things babies need (which is the stuff that adds up). We even got doubles on some things which will just be returned for the few items we still need.

After sleeping till only 3:30am on Sunday morning, I got up and worked on organizing all her new stuff in her room. So, it's official....we're ready for her arrival!!!

Thank you again to all those who attended. I enjoyed seeing everyone and only wish I had more time to socialize with everyone. Words cannot express how grateful we are for every one's generosity. This little girl is truly loved. Here are a few pics from the shower.

The gift everyone was talking about that Nicole made. She also posted about the shower and has more cute pics. Plus, pics of the other cute outfit she made.

Me in the "sea of pink"

Aubry has a friend at school who is starting to get into the cake business. She did the luau themed cake and it turned out super cute.

The Cake Topper

My sisters, who won the award for who traveled the farthest to be there.

KP & me

My Grandy who I haven't seen in years. I was so excited she came.

Olivia's Four Great-Grandmothers

Alison & Me
Alison is my oldest friend. We have known each other since the first grade. She use to throw pencils in my hair when I had a fro (aka: a perm) but seriously she has also been a friend that has always been there. I'm so grateful for our friendship.

And you know who this lady Aubs!
She is one of several who hosted the shower. Y'all already know what this girl means to me. I love her so much and so thankful for all she did this weekend (and every other day).

And I'm sure you didn't notice (yeah right), but I am officially big now. I seriously woke up one day last week and just looked big. Those who see me on a daily basis even noticed it. But, only 8 weeks left! I cannot believe that she is going to be here so soon. I cannot wait for her arrival! The best part is that we're now officially ready for her!


The Popes said...

I am the same way about opening gifts! I got all anxious even helping Josie open her birthday presents! It's just awkward!

Elizabeth said...

I am the same exact way. I hate having all eyes on me, especially when it goes silent!! :)

Kameron said...

I do not look forward to the preggo emotional breakdowns that are in my eminant future! I haven't had any yet, but last time it started around the 7th or 8th month. :o) I hate opening gift in front of people. It takes so long and I would rather ooh and ahh by myself than fee pressured to "love" everything that I open!