Sunday, February 24, 2008

My friends are amazing!!!

I had my baby shower yesterday and it was so wonderful!!! Suzie, Katie, Laura, Steph and Miriam were my amazing hostess and we ended up having it here in the hospital and it couldn't have been better. It was so nice to be able to get dressed and do my hair and makeup and feel "normal" for a couple hours. It was so wonderful to see so many of my favorite women and everyone was so generous that Jamie and I are blown away. We started with some food; finger sandwiches, scones and clotted cream, artichoke dip, veggies and dip, and cookies. Then we played the "guess what chocolate is in the diaper game", which I had never played before and was really quite fun :) Then we opened presents and the guest played baby gift bingo and a game where they cut pictures out of magazines to create a baby they thought would look like babyjack... that was hilarious. There were SO many gifts, it was so overwhelming. Then we had cake... spring fling from The Market... YUM!! What a wonderful day and I can't thank my friends enough :)

so cute!
adorable diaper cake that Steph made!
so many presents!

3 generations!

Steph and I

Jake and I. Look at that cute face!

Gorgeous Christening gown from my Gram

Emma and I

Miriam, Rhonda, Steph, Suzie, Brooke and Jake

Playing the diaper game!

Drea doesn't love the diaper game...


Rhonda, Steph, Jake, me and Brooke

Miriam, me and Ania


Anonymous said...

you look beautiful!!!

Kimberly said...

Glad you had a good time! You look great!

Steph and Tim said...

You were radiant! And I had so much fun. So glad I got to see you :) Jake and I miss you already!

The Maiden Metallurgist said...

Sister, for a gal confined to a little hospital room 24-7 you sure looked radiant this weekend. I know this wasn't how you envisioned your pregnancy and ensuing celebrations, but you are handling this whole situation with grace and aplomb. I'm really proud of you.

ivory and jamie said...

geeze, make me blush ;)

Ania said...

Ditto to everyone! You looked beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love seeing you and "beingpart of all the excitement". YOu look beautiful and I love seeing the pictures. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the christening gown. There is notheng like the shared history of family. I wish you all the very best. Do you know the baby's sex yet?? Much love to you and my sweet boy Jamie. Kitty

eric & sarah said...

i'm so glad I got to share in the fun of the baby shower! i'm so impressed with how much patience you have and I guess this is good practice for the next 18-35 years!

Connors in Doha said...

Hi Ivory,
glad to hear everything worked out for you and big congrats on the new addition to the family. FYI - right now we have 6 pregnant women in our compound so the betting is on as to who is next...(rumour is that there's something in the water) Good luck with everything and be sure to get enough sleep.