I’m going to be an auntie!!! (Very important – aunt as in “haunt,” not as in “rant”)
I know I’ve mentioned it before, but you can expect to hear about it more because a) I’M SO EXCITED and b) it’s going to be SOON! Do you know how long I’ve waited for this? I really can’t wait!
My sister and I talked this weekend about end of pregnancy things that involved centimeters and percentages, and I realized I’m so jealous! While I have absolutely zero desire to be pregnant right now, I think I will forever love the experience of a new baby being placed on my chest, and knowing that she’s almost there is so exciting to me! I can’t wait for my kids to have a cousin, I can’t wait to be an aunt, and I can’t wait to learn his name and see his sweet face!
A few weeks ago we threw a baby shower in honor of this first baby. I’ve been on the receiving end of two beautiful showers, but this was the first time I really got to throw one, and it was so much fun! Her inlaws asked me to share the pictures, so with her permission, here you go!
We had a vintagey, mason jar theme with burlap and white and a little blue.
I’ve been looking for an excuse to use paper straws!
We went with an open house format rather than a traditional shower format, so we had activities people could do independent of each other since everyone wasn’t there at the same time. This was a “baby wishes” station where the guests filled out this adorable card. The card matched the invitations, which I loved. This etsy seller was amazing – very responsive and super fast!
This was another station where people wrote funny or sweet notes on diapers.
Finally, we had a onesie decorating station. People made the cutest onesies! I didn’t get a good picture of the end result, but they were really adorable!
Here’s the one Gabe decorated!
They let us all vote on their baby names. They’re quite undecided! I voted for Tucker, but I don’t think that’s a front runner. I think they’re all cute – I’d love a nephew by any of these names! I wonder, though, if they’ll be like we were with Gabe and bring him home unnamed. It was such a difficult decision!
Jude made loads of new friends! He was remarkably easygoing that day. I think he’s going to be outgoing, because he turned on the charm around all the people!
When everything was over, my mom, sisters, and I went outside to take a few pictures. These are, quite possibly, my favorite pictures of us. We did end up getting a few serious ones, but these are the best!