|ONE MORE WEEK!|
Everyone brought yummy appetizers and desserts, which I totally filled up on. There was spinach and artichoke dip that I mixed with salsa, and it was a total party on my tongue, and my pregnancy cravings were delighted! I also ate way too much mint chocolate cake and eclairs too...yummy!
The night was perfect, and the weather was great as we sat on my mom's back porch. We didn't really play any official baby shower games, which is how I like it, I'm not much one for structure like that - so we just regaled each other with tales about when we started our period and how mortified we were. (I started on my 14th birthday, I told my mom right away, and I SWEAR she gave me the classic line: "Welcome to womanhood, Brie.") And, can you tell there were no men there? ;)
And then the presents - the presents! I got so much awesome stuff, and I cannot thank my nieces and sisters and sis-in-laws AND mom ENOUGH for your generosity. I got some adorable clothes, a beautiful blanket, a crib set for the baby, and even a bouncer - I was spoiled. Little M or A is going to be delighted I think when she sees all the clothes she gets to come into the world that are waiting for her to wear. She is going to be a little fashionista!
You know what? I just feel GOOD. I was thinking last night at my shower that at just a year and a half ago, I was devastated and heart broken and I didn't think I'd ever feel okay again, after losing Kendall. But now I'm here, and Kendall's still gone, and that sucks and it hurts, but I have this new opportunity to bring a daughter into this world to love and cherish and tickle and squeeze...and I'm just so glad I'm here, and not where I was 18 months ago. I am a blessed chica and I am so grateful.
ONE MORE WEEK!!! (Literally, picture this: one week from now exactly I will be in a hospital bed, in active labor, pushing this giant alien/watermelon out of me! Are you grossed out yet? Or hopefully maybe just thrilled for me? Or are you just wanting to get that image out of your head? Should I shut up now? ;)