Baby Showers

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I had a baby shower a little while back with some friends from my church. Here is the post from that day!

Since then there have been two more baby showers! I can’t believe it. Altogether I’ve had about 70 people bless me through their time and gifts. I’m really grateful for everyone! (See the previous post!)

Work Baby Shower

This was a total surprise. I had a doctor’s appointment the same day, and because of timing, it didn’t make a lot of sense for me to come back to work afterwards. BUT my department chair, Shanna, told me I really needed to come in so that we could talk about the last few weeks of the year and the logistics of it all. I bought it. Hook, line, and sinker. We had our meeting (which was legitimate), after which she offered to drive me home. Walking down the hall, we were just chatting. Then she suddenly said she needed to go into the Spanish teacher’s room to get her stuff. Again, I didn’t suspect a thing.

When she opened the door, there were about 20 coworkers in there who all yelled “SURPRISE!” And my reaction….

*The big surprise

Quick funny story: After 5 minutes, there was an unexpected fire drill, so we all had to evacuate the building….

Back inside! Here are a few shots from this particular shower:

It was a lot of fun!

Louisiana Church Shower

I may have mentioned this before, but my dad is a minister of music at our church in Louisiana. I have not been a regular attender of that church since 2002, when I graduated high school. I would attend during the summers when I was home from college, but in 2006, I moved to NYC and haven’t been back for very long at a time.

Regardless, these folks saw me grow up and love love my family. They offered to throw me a shower, even though I wouldn’t be able to attend!

Here are a few pictures from that shower:

And here are the presents that my mama is going to send me soon, before she comes up for the baby!

*gifts in the trunk

And there you have it. I am blessed. Thank you to everyone who was part of the three showers that I had. I was not expecting such an outpouring, and I just can’t say thanks enough!

 

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9 responses »

  1. Oh wow what a nice surprise 🙂 So funny you had a fire drill, but looks like everyone had a good time when you were back inside. Loving your blog by the way, will be back

    Laura x
    http://www.sidestreetstyle.com

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  2. baby showers are WONDERFUL! Not sure how we would have kids without them! I remember we were so overwhelmed with the love and generosity people showered us with! Enjoy getting ready for this little one 🙂

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    • Haha, it was definitely amazing how much we got from folks. I had no idea we would get so much. Okay that’s a lie – I’d HEARD that you don’t need to buy anything because you’ll get it all from other people; I just didn’t believe it. Thanks so much for your sweet note! Check back soon for the “I Just Had a Baby” post 🙂

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  3. journeysofthezoo

    How much fun! I never had a baby shower as I was admitted to the hospital at 25 weeks and didn’t come home for another 6 weeks. Does having triplets mean I would have gotten three baby showers too 🙂 You are really blessed and your face is priceless!

    I’m a new follower of yours via BlogLovin. Thanks for linking up to my weekly BlogLovin Hop (http://www.journeysofthezoo.com/search/label/BlogLovin%20Hop).

    Looking forward to connecting further.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
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  4. WOW You have such a great network around you. I remember my baby shower as such a hint that it was all getting very real.

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    • It is definitely getting real. I remember thinking the same thing when I saw the stroller and then when we got the crib. All the cute clothes and baby books are GREAT, but something about the big “investment” pieces…. it was overwhelming!

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  5. Looks like you had two amazing showers!

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