Last month I opened up my mail to find this:
And I knew that my friend Carrie, who made these gorgeous invitations herself...
...was referring to the life-changing little guy currently residing in my belly. She could have just as easily meant the shower she was throwing for me with my friends Becky and Nina, though, because it was that awesome.
Guests were greeted with lucky shamrock nametags...
...and then offered their choice of baby shower appropriate drinks from a green menu.
Carrie's home was all decked out, and no detail was overlooked...
Delicious shamrock cookie and cookie cutter favors?
The best part of the shower was of course though, all the people who came to celebrate. Here I am with hostess Carrie and my friend L who came from Philly.
Speaking of shower games, this mini lady here won the "guess how big the belly is" game! And her ribbon was the only one that underestimated, not overestimated, my circumference. So clearly she is my new best friend.
Of course there were gifts, and along with gifts, the standard pics of me looking like a goober opening them, so here are just a few. (I got so many beautiful gifts, but I'm posting only the ones where I'm not blocking the adorable present with one of my multiple chins.)
My husband's baby quilt, a gift from his mom:
handmade baby onesies:
two of the most ridiculous and wonderful showers ever. And his momma-to-be is feeling overwhelmed with gratitude.