We are 31 weeks 5 days today. We had the most amazing baby shower on Saturday.
First of all, my dearest blog friend Maddie flew all the way from the east coast to attend the shower. It was our first time meeting each other face-to-face, but we had been talking to each other on a regular basis (weekly if not daily) for at least the last three years. I can’t begin to tell you how touched and thankful I am that she took a couple of days off to come all the way here to celebrate our twins and witness this important milestone with us. We had the most wonderful time hanging out. She and our other dear blog friend Jane Allen also met face-to-face for the first time. This mini blogger get-together was so precious.
The shower itself was phenomenal. It was everything that I had hoped for in a shower. My sister-in-law and our pastor’s wife were the hosts. The shower took place at my pastor’s house. The home decor matched the colors of our nursery and the theme of the baby shower: yellow and gray, which made the whole baby shower look very harmonious. At the entrance of the house, there was a station where our babies’ ultrasound photos were displayed in picture frames. On the other side, there were pieces of very pretty paper in gray and yellow patterns on little clipboards for guests to write any advice or prayers for us. The living room was decorated with yellow flowers. The dining room table had a beautiful three-layered white cake with gray stripes and polka dots, and lots of onesies’ on the other side for guests to decorate. On the kitchen counter were snacks with little yellow flags as labels. Everything was just so pretty. The hosts did a fantastic job decorating.
Got to love the advice from my sister-in-law: Let them eat dirt and crayons! But the rest of her advice is so heart-felt and to the point. This is just one example of the advice that we got. We have a jar-full of prayers and advice from our guests. I have read every single one of them twice. I am sure I will read them over and over again and learn from all of our friends’ wisdom.
The highlight of the day was being able to visit with every single one of our guests. We hadn’t seen some of them in a really long time. It was lovely to spend some time with them. Since it was a non-traditional shower, we decided to go co-ed and invited many of Bob’s friends. It was so much fun to have the guys there as well. And it was extra special to have Maddie and Jane there with me as they have walked this journey with me from the beginning. Everyone seemed to have had a great time. Some spent time to write down prayers and advice. Others decorated the onesies. We had some very talented people in our midst. We had cats, giraffes, flowers, bunny, Hello Kitty, elephant, dogs, Superman logo, turtle, etc.
About an hour into the shower, we met Annie on video chat. Our guests got to meet her, say hi, and see the bump. It was special to share this moment with Annie. After that, we opened presents. Our friends and family are so generous with us. The gifts were amazing. After opening all the presents, we had cake. The cake flavors were my favorites: chocolate and red velvet.
The fact that we have come to this point of our journey is nothing short of amazing. When we were in the throes of the infertility journey, it was very difficult to imagine being able to celebrate our bab(ies) with our loved ones at an event like we had on Saturday. We just feel so loved. We can’t wait to meet the babies, and can’t wait for the babies to meet all of our friends and family.
We have a growth scan today. Hopefully 6.5 more weeks to go!