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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Baby Shower Pics

Here I am at home before I left for the shower:At the shower, we ate some delicious food, everyone else got to enjoy lots of wine (I had a marvelous vintage bottle of water for myself), we played some fun games, we gabbed, and then we got down to the present opening! Here I am opening up the cutest little swimsuit, evah!
Everyone thought that given my proclivity to talk about poop, the Diaper Champ and I would get along fabulously.
This is a beautiful quilt that my friend Connie made. The jean squares come from patches of Jerry's old jeans, and the patch in the upper right corner (my right in the pic) is from a pair of his that had a hole near the butt pocket that I distinctly remember. She also embroidered Norah's name in the bottom left corner. Both Jerry and I really love this quilt! Thanks Connie!
Norah got lots of really great, and necessary, stuff and after all the opening, I was spent!
Afterward, when I got home, Jerry and I sorted through everything and got it all put away, and now Norah's room is really feeling like it's filling up! Our family and friends have been so generous that, really, there are just a few items that we'll need to purchase on our own now as we get ready.

And last night before we went to bed, we both went in her room again to re-admire all the gifts and to imagine the final touch of what the room needs: Norah, herself.

Today, we have a BBQ/Pool Party to attend, and I hope the weather is nice. It's been storming all week, and yesterday we had rain, wind and lightening that seemed fit for a tropical storm! It's cloudy this morning, but let's cross our fingers that those clouds part and we can have some sun this afternoon because I'm ready to float around, weightless, in the pool!

18 comments:

Carly said...

You got some great gifts! That quilt is so cute! I love that homemade gifts like that. Have fun being weightless today!

nwgdc said...

I guess I never thought of Denim as "cuddly," but that actually is a great idea!
my wife hosted a baby shower for her cousin yesterday also, and it's amazing how much work goes into organizing one, let alone opening the gifts!

RunningLaur said...

Those are some great friends and family - you are truly fortunate.
Have fun at the BBQ!

kristen said...

Looks like you guys really made out like a bandit on all these showers. Good for you.

Cute sandles. What brand are they?

Nicole said...

How fun! I'm sure you are getting super excited.

X-Country2 said...

What a beautiful quilt! Hopefully the weather stays great for your bbq.

D10 said...

You really got some nice things. The diaper champ is wonderful! I love the quilt. I can't wait for Norah to arrive!

MN Mom said...

So glad that you and Jerry like the quilt! I am sure that Norah will get a lot of use out of it. Rylee used hers everyday until she started to crawl. And I hope someday in the future she will throw it on the floor of her room and she and her stuffed animals will have a tea party on it. (Maybe she will even invite Norah to the tea party.) Isn't it something, thinking about how she and Miller and Norah will be pals.
The shower was a lot of fun, thanks Erin for all your hard work.

Mary Gee said...

You are about the cutest pregnant woman on earth. Reading your blog is a happy thing. You remind me of waiting for my first baby to be born... he will be 33 in August. Yikes. The days are long, but the years fly by. Enjoy!

Girl on Top said...

What fun! And you look so adorable.

runner26 said...

the quilt was a great idea! how thoughtful. hope the rain held off for the bbq.

Shannon said...

Yahoo Norah gifts! I can't wait to see that baby.

AnthonyP said...

Cool. Love the Diaper Champ. We had some other type when our girls were younger...something like the Diaper Genie or something.

P.O.M. said...

Sounds like a great day! You look so adorable.

Mrs. K said...

love the quilt! great idea! and looks like you and the diaper champ will be best of buds! ;)

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like yet another great baby shower! The quilt is so cute!

MCM Mama said...

Awesome quilt! Sounds like an awesome baby shower!

aron said...

looks like an awesome day!! so glad you guys have gotten so much great stuff :)