(from March 25)
ahh…baby showers…. they are a time for laughter, cheesy games, and lots of advice… its a great time to be a woman. an even better time to be a pregnant woman!
i think i answered the same few questions over and over again:
“i feel pretty good…big, but good”
“no, i am not sleeping well now…”
“yes, i am ready to have this baby!”
“no, i don’t really have a feeling about whether its a boy or a girl.”
“not sure about names… i don’t think we will name the baby until we see him/her”
“no, i am not having an epidural”
(usually quickly followed by) “no, i am not crazy”
on saturday morning, beth and i got up early, went and walked the track at the YMCA and then did the groccery shopping for the shower. we hustled around super walmart, the place i hate most in logan county, and then made a few more stops before going home.
beth made bean dip, i made cucumber sandwhiches and punch, while mom cut the fruit and veggies. i hopped into the shower and tried to find something ‘slimming’ to wear. i tried on 5 shirts. i told beth to pick the one that made me look the thinnest. this made her double over in laughter.
“you are pregnant, you know” she said slyly.
“hey pregnant girls still want to look slim…you just wait!” i warned her.
it was silly so i just threw something on…habit really…she and i have been dressing and asking each other those questions for years.
within an hour, my mom’s house was packed. a lot of family, friends from high school, friends from college….lots of people i hadn’t seen since my wedding almost 2 years ago. there were nine babies under the age of 1 and one ornery toddler who kept sticking his hands in the food.
i laughed…alot. i got to see faces i love and have so missed. i wish they could’ve all stayed for days.
sundays shower was less packed, but every bit as fun. less kids and so more games….we guessed baby food by the smell, guessed candy bars smashed into diapers to look like baby poop, and everyone got to use a roll of toilet paper to guess how big around i am. (i knew that was coming)
i had one recurring thought all weekend…i can’t wait to live close enough to see these people more than once a year….
…thanks to all who came! i love you!