Sunday, November 21, 2010

What the Duck?: A Baby Shower

Yesterday was my first baby shower.  My friends threw it for me at this cute little tea shop place called "Thyme Out."  We had a little room all to ourselves with cupcakes and cookies and tea and soup/salad/sandwich combos.  It was really adorable.

 Me with the fabulous hostesses--Carol's due date is a week before mine.  We did not intentionally coordinate our outfits, but you know what they say about great minds.

My best friend from high school drove up from Louisville:
 Baby Duck kicked obligingly for Monica.  I peed five times in about two hours.

One of my bfs from college drove in from Columbia and some of my grad school friends were there and they all made me hope for Baby Duck that someday she has such great girlfriends.

The college girls.

And those girlfriends were very sweet about showering Baby Duck and I with love and good wishes and, oh, yes, oodles of paraphernalia for bebe.

 I loved that my grad school friends all gave baby books:

We in the English department encourage infant literacy.

Jamie and Beth surprised me with a gorgeous diaper bag:

You know what happens when you don't sit like a lady?  You end up having a baby shower.  Let that be a lesson to you.

This onesie (from Monica) reads:  What the [DUCK].  Sure to be a catchphrase around our house.

Jamie's 7-week old baby, Owen, was the only dude in attendance.  He was quiet and well behaved the entire time, but then we found him getting a little fresh with Monica:

Owen grabs for the goods.

At the end of the party, Beth's little girl, Lilly, made a guest appearance and Beth's husband was sweet enough to load up everything in my car so Monica and I didn't have to worry about it.  Instead, we played with Lilly.
Baby Duck already thinks Lilly is awesome.  Monica agrees.

 All in all, it was a sweet and simple baby shower and my friends were so generous.  After such a crazy semester, the most fun part was honestly just sitting down and having conversations with everybody about school and teaching and adorable new nephews and Thanksgiving plans and Christmas shopping lists.  I couldn't do without David and my family and the rotten dogs, but yesterday's shower made me so grateful for my girlfriends.

I want to give a shout out to my friend Stephanie, who would have been at the shower, were she not 37 weeks pregnant with twins and waiting to pop at any moment.  We missed her!

And now?  Now I am 32 weeks pregnant.  8 weeks to go.

It is November 21.  And January is right around the corner...


  1. Soooo fun. I miss all of your girls:) We really are so very lucky to have ended up with such great friends for life. Love you.

  2. That appears to be excellent however i am still not too sure that I like it. At any rate will look far more into it and decide personally!
    My first baby