Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Babies Shower

If you're new to my blog during ICLW week, here's January's ICLW post.

My whole weekend was amazing. Friends arrived at my house after work to help make my shower favors, which I had agreed to make for my mom. We had decided on snowflake cookies. I didn't do much though besides ordering ingredients- one friend had pre-made the majority of the cookies the night before and arrived with a bowl of dough to make some more- which she promptly rolled out and baked in my oven. Another friend measured out and whipped up the "hard frosting" for the cookies- and then we split into frosting and "sprinkle" teams. It was hilarious! I got kicked off pretty quickly for clumping my sprinkles-I couldn't do it evenly! My BFF was moved to the icing team after dousing a cookie in so many sprinkles it looked like something an exotic dancer would wear! I became a "supervisor" and we just chatted and joked.

After letting the cookies dry, we packaged them up in cellophane bags and ribbon that my mon had bought that said "Ducky's Baby Shower" and the date. They looked great!

We stayed up late chatting and it was hard to let them go at midnight (although one friend slept over) even though I was going to see them the next day!

SATURDAY! Up bright and early to get to the restaurant on time to decorate! The shower started at 12 and I live about 45 minutes away. My friend and I arrived and I wasn't allowed into the room, which I thought pretty silly bc I just had to sit in the hall upstairs and twiddle my thumbs! Finally I was allowed in and it looked so pretty. There was a roaring fire in the room (I didn't get any pictures of it, oh no!) and my mom and friends did a great job decorating.

Unfortunately since I don't want to post pictures of me or anyone I know on this blog I can't give you the fun pics of me opening presents. But here's a few of the decorations!

Instead of a wishing well, and because the theme of my shower was winter (my invite started with "Baby It's Cold Outside!" my mom asked everyone to bring hats and mittens of different sizes for a winter clothesline which she hung up across from the fireplace. It looked great and I don't think we have to buy the girls hats or gloves until they're 13!

I had been so afraid I would have anything to open, but there was so much I started thinking the gift opening was taking way too long. People were more generous than I ever could have imagined. And only one person (my mom, of course) gave me disposable diapers! The decoration in the picture below is from a diaper wreath she had made!

My friends saved the best gift for last. It was a sign my mom had told me she bought for the room last October. I opened it, held it above my head because everyone wanted to see, and it felt like I was raising a trophy in victory above my head.
F.U. infertility! You tried to keep babies away and we found a way to beat you!!!!


  1. Super cute shower!!! Hey I nominated you for a blog award :D Check out my blog for details!

  2. =) I just love the image of that sign being held up in the air like a prize fighter with his hard-earned belt... the shower looked gorgeous, the cookies scrumptious!

  3. It sounds like you had an amazing time! I got goosebumps reading your post. I am SO very happy for you. :)

  4. Awww.... everything looks absolutely adorable and precious! Yay! :-) I'm so glad you felt wonderfully special! :-)

  5. It looks like it was wonderful! I'm so glad that everything came together so well.

  6. Wow. I'm so glad I found your blog through ICLW. You've been through so much. I'm so glad you got such a nice baby shower. Hope everything goes smoothly from here on out!!! Looking forward to seeing your journey unfold.

  7. Those cookies look awesome! And I love the winter theme. So glad your shower turned out so wonderfully and you had so much fun with your friends. I like how you described the cookie prep and the changes in duty assignments. :)
    p.s. I gave you an award in my recent blog post...

  8. hi from ICLW...very pretty cookies!!!

  9. It sounds like the shower turned out to be pretty great. Love the sign from your mom.

  10. Hi from ICLW!! Love that saying on the sign! Such an exciting time!!