Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Post About My Shower - And Not Sleeping

It's 5:30 am and of course I am not sleeping. This insomnia is really the biggest thing
I would complain about if I was to complain at all. I figure I should use this time to be
productive so I'm going to write a little about my sweet, sweet shower. 

First of all (and I hope they are reading) I have to THANK my lucky stars and the 
organizers of my shower for such a wonderful night. It certainly lived up to my 
expectations and I am, and will be forever grateful for such good friends. They really 
put a lot of thought into my big night and really REALLY understood the significance 
of the event for me. 

The night itself was pretty traditionally a baby shower, with the silly games, balloons, 
a decorated throne (for me, yeah!), and TONS of food, but where it differed was in the presentation. They actually added elements of a "blessing way" into the night, which is 
really more of a way to honor the mother or mother to be. Needless to say I cried and 
cried while they talked about how happy they were for me and read little "blessings" for 
the time I will spend as a new mother. 

What surprised me the most was how much this pregnancy seemed to mean for my friends, 
in all my angst I forgot to notice that my friends wanted this for me nearly as badly as I 
wanted it for myself. There was a point in the night just before opening gifts when one of
the fabulous organizers explained to the guests how long she has waited for this. She told
everyone how the three of us dreamed of spending maternity leave together nearly 5 years
ago. She told them of how as the years passed and they had one maternity leave after 
another while I was left to sit and wait for my turn. She even talked about how proud she 
was of me for continuing to hope and pray despite the odds against me, in fact (and I hadn't noticed until then) they had decorated the room with candles that said "Hope", "Faith", 
and "Believe". TEARS! 

Overall it was an amazing shower. In time I will be able to thank them for all they have 
done for me, and of course their continued patience with me over the last few years. Until 
then I have tons of baby loot that I need to organize and set up for baby's arrival, I know 
this little one is already spoiled as can be, but I wouldn't have it any other way! 

Oh, and they had a photographer there to take pictures of the night, I will be getting them
(as well as a scrapbook with words of wisdom) sometime soon!! I will post 'em when 
I get 'em :) 


  1. Sounds like your friends threw you a fantastic shower!

  2. I am so glad that you had a wonderful shower. I have to admit that it's one of the things that I think of when I need some "positive thoughts". I am lucky to have good friends, too, and can't wait to share my joy with them in (I hope) nine months! You deserved every minute of it!

  3. Oh I teared up reading about it -- I am so happy it was such a perfect shower!

    So sorry about the insomnia. I had it too and got in some great reading before the baby was born.

  4. What awesome friends.... it is wonderful to have people in your life that really 'get' it.
    So glad that you had the shower that you dreamed of for years!

  5. Sounds lovely! So happy for you!

  6. This is amazing - I'm in tears just thinking about your wonderful friends. So happy for you!

  7. hug smooch hug!!
    It was such pleasure! It fills me with such happiness knowing your day is around the corner.