An afternoon shared with family and friends dedicated to showering my baby boy with gifts of love. What could be better than that for a first time mom-to-be?!
Greg dropped me off at the clubhouse and quickly fled the scene to avoid the estrogen that had already filled the atmosphere. Walking into the room I was greeted by all of the best ladies in my life. Each table I visited greeted me with hugs, kisses, well wishes…and of course belly rubs! My mom invited some of the guests to bring a balloon in the color that reminded them of me. There were a variety of colors, but I noticed quite a few yellows and greens in there!
The food spread had all of my favorite things: macaroni and cheese, meatballs, deli sandwiches, fruit with homemade whipped cream…YUM! And just to left of all of this marvelous food was a champagne fountain for Mimosas! Clearly not for me, but everyone else was definitely enjoying it! The final tally? 16 bottles of champagne…I wouldn’t expect anything less from this group of gals 🙂
After the feast, my mom made a beautiful toast. She described how she felt when she had me as “bursting with love” and I can’t wait to be able to relate to that feeling when Cole arrives. My mom said that each generation has the opportunity to be a better mom than their mom was, but I’m really not sure that is possible in my case. My mom has always supported me and loved me and shown me what it means to be a confident, capable, caring woman. She even got her Reiki certification to help me during labor! She is going to be an amazing grandmother (Mima) – Cole will adore her. Mom closed her speech by toasting all of the women in the room who recently had a baby, or are pregnant – there were quite a few in the room!
There were presents…and there was baby shower Bingo!
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday to celebrate our baby boy! And a special thanks to the amazing party planners: My mom, mother-in-law, and sister-in-laws (Mom, Dennise, Missy and Toni). You created such a special day for me, and I will never forget it. Cole is blessed to have such loving and enthusiastic grandmothers and aunties!