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31 Weeks and Our Family Baby Shower

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January 17, 2012

How Far Along? 31 weeks, 4 days…60 days to go, and what’s even more exciting is my due date is 2 months from today!!

Size of Baby Caroline? 3.3 pounds and 16.25 inches, or four navel oranges-random, dont you think?

Maternity Clothes? I scored a few things on sale from Old Navy yesterday, and I can tell I am slowly but surely thinking my comfort level outranks style these days. I can’t lie, I am getting SO excited seeing all the gorgeous spring colors out in stores-soon enough, I’ll be buying “normal” clothes again!
Weight Gain? 24 pounds…it is ALL belly my friends. When I saw my doctor last week, she said “wow my dear, your have grown.” My “fundal height” is measuring right on track at 31.5 centimeters
Stretch Marks? Not that I can see, yet…
Gender? Sweet Little CC πŸ˜‰
Sleep? I’m sleeping a lot better at night than I originally expected to at this stage-sure, there are routine bathroom breaks, but once my head hits the pillow, I am out for the count all over again
Food Cravings? Anything sweet, cereal, tangerines, and Diet Coke
What I Miss? Being able to get up off the couch by myself…it’s either a “roll out” or a hoist where Jeff picks me up-lovely I tell you
Symptoms? Achy muscles, irritability, tiredness/lack of energy, odd cravings, and NESTING!!
Belly Button: Now I know how people with normal “outies” feel…I miss my cute little belly button
Best Moment of the Week? As if this is hard to guess-our first baby shower for Miss Caroline was this Sunday…full recap below!

On Sunday afternoon, we headed to my parent’s house for our first baby shower…this one for family! We arrived and when we walked in, I knew Mom, Aunt Denise, and Cousin Lauren had outdone themselves-pink, pink, and pink everywhere! We immediately went in for all the desserts they had baked the past few days…mini cheesecakes, baby brownies, chocolate dipped pretzels, mini cupcakes, champagne salad cups, strawberry cake balls, cream puffs, and white chocolate covered strawberries-am I making you hungry yet? 
Then we all played games, yes I said baby games, even with the boys there! We did a customized baby word search and then played Baby Bingo, complete with gift cards for prizes…so much fun.
Next came present time! {The best part, right?} To say we racked up would be an understatement, but we just couldn’t have felt more loved and blessed…Caroline is so lucky to have a family who cannot wait to meet her and are counting down the days until they can spoil her silly.
We received so many incredible gifts… our stroller and bassinet attachment, our car seat and extra car seat base, hooded bath towels and washcloths, diapers, blankets and lovies, bibs, socks, adorable outfits, pacifiers, onesies, infant toys, gowns, layette sets, bathing/grooming necessities, a silver piggy bank, plenty of wipes, and money for little miss! {specific items from our registries to come in another post}
All in all, it was a fantastic afternoon spent with the people we love most. Jeff and I just couldn’t stop grinning thinking about how close we are to the home stretch and life changing for the better forever. To our families, thank you for loving us, supporting us, and being there to welcome our baby into this world…we love you all and know we are incredibly lucky to have you!

the adorable banner
 mom’s first attempt at a diaper cake–grogeous!  i told her she needs to sell these!
 mom and jeff…so sweet!
 all of the yummy treats-they know the way to my heart πŸ˜‰
 mini tissue pom poms and the perfect “it’s a girl” sign for us to use soon!
 me and my handsome hubby
 mimi and pappy
 jeff and i with the shower hostesses
 mom, gran, and i…soon-to-be four generations of us girls
jeff and kaye

 present time!

 adorable pink socks from rh baby and child

 a gorgeous monogrammed blanket perfect for outside walks

 jeff’s favorite…daddy’s girl bib and sweet outfits!

 a basket full of goodies for feeding/diapering/grooming/play time

he’s such a good helper

 one of my favorites…the bassinet for our stroller!

 another bag stuffed with fun treats!

 jeff was saying “it’s my turn to open something” πŸ˜‰

 we love our VOLS

 a new blanket to match our glider!

see my enthusiam? it was our stroller! thanks mom and dad

 yummy royal icing cookies for shower favors

  1. Sarah says:

    Looks like you got so many cute things…yay!!!

  2. Awww looks so fun and lots and lots of goodies!! Can't wait to hear what you got off the nursery!! πŸ™‚

  3. I mean…off the registry!! πŸ™‚

  4. Meredith says:

    Looks like a great time!!!

  5. Holly says:

    Lady, you look adorable! How fun that Jeff was involved, too. Your on the homestretch!

  6. AllyceR says:

    Looks like a great time! Once you start getting gifts it just feels that much closer!

  7. French Lover says:

    Looks like a great baby shower! Everything is so pretty and pink πŸ™‚
    And.. oh my! 31 weeks already! I feel like your pregnancy has gone by SO fast!!

    Bisous!

  8. Kristin says:

    The food sounds so yummy as I sit here with my smoothie and granola bar for lunch …sigh! The shower decor was precious! How do you stay so tan in the wintertime??

  9. Beautiful shower! How fun! What kind of stroller did you pick out?

  10. Erin says:

    Toooo too cute. Love all the fun gifts and the joy I can see in you and your man's faces. You guys are so blessed πŸ™‚

  11. wow – your mom did SUCH an awesome job! And yes, she should definitely sell diaper cakes! What a fun celebration. The pink makes me so happy!

  12. Everything looks so cute! And your mom's diaper cake was beautiful!

  13. Amazing!! Looks like a perfect shower! πŸ™‚

  14. Wow your Mom and hostess' really outdid themselves! I love all of the pink, decorations and signs! You look absolutely beaming and gorgeous! I love the cake! She definitely needs to sell those!!! πŸ™‚ Glad you had a nice weekend and got such wonderful gifts!

  15. Petchie says:

    love the pictures looks like you had a beautiful shower!

    xoxo
    Petchie
    http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

  16. Leslie says:

    What a fun shower! Your Mom should definitely sell diaper cakes…I would buy one πŸ™‚

  17. Pamela says:

    What a cute, fun shower!!

  18. Your shower looks like so much fun, great pictures! You look beautiful!

  19. Dining Diva says:

    What a beautiful shower! That was nice that hubby was there to join in the fun and celebration with you! Enjoy the rest of the showers to come!

  20. Shari says:

    Looks like such a fun time! I can't believe how close you are to the due date. Can't wait to see photos of the little one. πŸ™‚

  21. Tiffany says:

    Looks like y'all got lots of goodies for Baby Caroline!!! Your family did an awesome job on your shower….just adorable.

  22. SO cute where did you have your baby registry!

  23. Mrs. Mama says:

    you are SO stunning pregnant!

  24. Nicole Marie says:

    i hope i look half as good as you when i'm 30 weeks pregnant.

  25. Tess says:

    What a great shower! The diaper cake your mom made is really cute – and I adore the little Vols onesie that Carolina will be adorning soon!

    Glad you and Jeff had a great time!

  26. Tiffany says:

    So precious!! Looks like a really fun day with your family.

  27. What a perfectly pink and prissy shower!

  28. Liesl says:

    What a fΓ©minin and pretty baby shower…love the little cookie favors too! You got so many great goodies and looked beautiful!!!

    Liesl πŸ™‚

  29. Everything was so pretty!! You're adorable too girlie πŸ™‚ All that pink and so many great presents for your little one!!

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