Our baby shower on Sunday was, in one word, amazing. Just amazing. We had such a good turn out, almost everyone we expected to come did and those that didn't either lived too far away or were sick. Our hostess, Aunt Lulu as she's like Jude to call her, did a great job setting everything up. We had pretty baby blue cup cakes with fancy toasted coconut, olives, bread, hummus, a spinach artichoke dip that everyone raved about, nuts, fruit, veggies, summer sausage, crackers, cheese, lots of Mimosas and other yummy things that I'm sure I'm forgetting. The house was decorated with pretty turquoise, silver and white balloons and the table was set in those same colors. It was really lovely. I didn't bring my camera but several other people were taking pictures so I'll hopefully post a few later this week.
After some mingling, we played a baby trivia game that Aunt Lulu and Uncle Duck made for the shower. There were questions on Old Wives' Tales, celebrity babies, songs with the word baby in it, facts about babies and things of that nature. It was so much fun. After each round there was a bonus challenge. The first round we had to have one person on each team cut a piece of string that they thought would most closely wrap around S's waist. The second round was a blind taste testing of 5 different baby foods and the third challenge was who could drink 9 ounces of water from a baby bottle the fastest. Everyone had a blast and out of 4 teams, my team won!
After trivia we sat down and opened presents. We got so much cute stuff that I think we officially have just about everything we need for sweet baby Jude. The generosity of our friends and family is just mind blowing, seriously. We got several hand made blankets/quilts that are so sweet that I'll have to post pictures of them soon. We got stuff to organize his room with, a great dinosaur cross stitch that I'll also have to post pictures of, a chair that buckles onto one of our kitchen chairs to use for a high chair, a big frog thing to put all of his bath toys in, lots of cute clothes, and so much other stuff. I won't bore you, but let's just say his room/our house is now stuffed with baby things and we have a
LOT of thank you cards to write!
So all in all a wonderful time. S's mom and brother also came down for the shower and it was really nice to spend some time with them and have them there for our special event. While S's mom was in town we also went and had one last 3D ultrasound. I can't believe how much bigger and cuter our little boy has gotten in the last 6 weeks! I'll be posting pictures from that as well. We got one really cute one where he is sticking out his tongue! So cute!
Alright well obviously our next post is going to picture filled. Till then!