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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Shower #3 - Charlotte, NC

Happy Saturday!

I am under strict orders to be bed resting it up, I know, but we have been busy bees today.  Dan is convinced that they are going to induce me on Monday, so he has literally been up in the nursery all day trying to help get organized, etc.  I am sure it has been tough on him because for whatever reason I am a hormonal wreck today - I think I'm just tired of sitting on the couch, and all of this activity is making me anxious.  Anyway, there is still a LONG way to go in the nursery, so I won't post pictures yet, but I promise I will once it's done and to my liking (which may be never at this rate, sigh!).  At least everything that we have is (sort of) put away, but we still need some extra shelving and to hang pictures, etc. - all things that I was planning to do before bed rest started several weeks ago.  Anyway, we made a lot of progress both in the nursery and around the house, and we both feel a lot more ready should Geronimina make her grand entrance on Monday (or any time soon)!

I wanted to post about another fantastic shower that was thrown for us - another one in Charlotte last weekend, but this one was at the church I grew up in, PUMC.  It was co-hosted by quite a few very special women whom I've known my whole life: Brenda, Aunt Debbie, Aunt Niecey, Elise, Kelly, Miss Janie, Pat and Wellene.  We had such a great turnout at the shower and people were yet again SO generous.  We were overwhelmed with love and support - and we have a LOT of thank you notes to write!  :-)  The shower was held at the church and it was absolutely beautiful.  Everything was perfect (and the food was delicious!), and we could not have asked for a better shower.  Thank you to all of you who helped and attended - thank you for loving us and thank you for loving this baby!  Without further ado, here are some photos:
DELICIOUS cake from the always fabulous Cake Lady Jill.  She made our wedding cake and I refer EVERYONE to her.  She's reasonably priced, and more importantly her cakes taste just as delicious as they look.  This one was one tier of red velvet and one tier of lemon cake with fresh strawberry filling (two of my favorites!).  I probably ate literally 10 pieces.  AND she decorated it to look like our nursery!  That's right, folks, first nursery hint: the bottom layer is our bumper and the top layer is our crib skirt.  I die.  THANK YOU JILL!

Delicious food spread.  And we got to keep all of the sweet books that they used as decoration!

Ugly face, but I wanted to show you the scarf Aunt Niecey made for me to wear.  The flowers that are pinned on it are flowers that she made for me to put on the pillows for the glider and crib.  Can't wait!

Top of aforementioned beautiful baby cake.

Mattress!  And other goodies.  Y'all know she will be wearing that penguin hat as soon as I can get it on her.  And the octopus is so soft and it rattles, and those are socks on its feet!  Everything is so cute.  Thanks Brenda!

Close up of the octopus with socks on.

Gifts galore

Even more gifts - this child is rotten already!

Food spread - all was delicious as usual.

Pat wrote a poem for us!  It was hilarious, and we will cherish it forever.

More gifts as they were being opened.

Unfortunately there is not a good picture of the book, but we got this tickle monster book that came with the monster claws that Dan is modeling.  So cute!

The beautiful hostesses!  We are missing a few, though - I wasn't on the ball early enough to include everyone before they left.
I am so grateful and blessed to have grown up with such a loving and supportive church family, and Baby Baum is so lucky to have this church family in her life.  We can't adequately express our gratitude for your love, generosity and support, and we can't wait for her to meet each and every one of you!

I am pooped from all of our progress today, so I am hoping to talk Dan into staying put for five seconds and watching a movie with me.  And perhaps finding me a milkshake.  :-)


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