Another post I’ve been procrastinating on: our baby shower!
Before anyone even offered to host a baby shower for me, I already knew I wanted a co-ed shower so Chris could be a part of the celebration for our son. Even though he’s not the one growing the baby, it’s been important for me to have him be as involved in the pregnancy as possible. So when my dad offered to host a co-ed shower for me and Chris, of course I accepted his generous offer!
The theme of our shower was “Oh, the Places He’ll Go” (the same as the nursery theme) and we had about 50 people in attendance consisting of our families, friends, and co-workers. Since having a co-ed shower really grows your guest list, we rented a small hall in a community center near my dad’s house. My dad was the host of the shower, but he couldn’t have done it without the help of my step-mom and two younger sisters; my dad supplied the funds, but my step-mom and sisters did all the planning, cooking, and decorating. And they did a fantastic job! They really went above and beyond with all the details down to the games, prizes, decorations, etc. They got so many compliments afterward on how fun the shower was and how beautiful the decorations looked.
Not only was I blown away by all the work my family put in, but I was blown away by all of our guests’ generosity! Everyone literally showered Baby M with gifts of all kinds: stuff off our registry, cash/gift cards, handmade blankets, diapers/wipes, and books for the little bookshelf in his nursery. I think it took us an hour to open all the gifts and we were barely able to fit everything in my Toyota Corolla afterward. I made sure to send out our thank you cards ASAP after our shower so everyone knew how extremely grateful we were for their thoughtfulness!
They say you only get one baby shower no matter how many kids you end up having, so I’m glad our one baby shower turned out the way it did. I will never forget the work that was put into it, and how loved, celebrated, and supported Chris and I felt on that day.