Baby party (aka shower)
Today was our baby shower! We felt so much love for our little one and were so happy to celebrate.
I actually hate the word shower. I feel like it's associated with these "traditional" women only affairs with cheesy games. I tried to call this a party for our baby, but had to resolve to give into the word shower so people knew what it was. But it was definitely not traditional - we had everyone come (partners and kids), not just women and we did not have any games, thank goodness. The traditional showers are great for some people, but just not our thing.
The theme was Star Wars. The invitation was amazing and created by my in-laws and it was so great and creative! We were so lucky they hosted a party at their house for us, our friends and family. We had a great time. About 35 people came to our party to celebrate Embers.
It was the hottest day of the year so far. It was 95 degrees. It would have been nice to spend some time outside, but there was no way that was happening. Luckily the house was nice and cool and everyone seemed fine with that.
We had delicious food from an Italian restaurant. We had fastnachts (special German donuts) and assorted donuts. The dessert was perfect and so fun because we love donuts.
There is a pool going for guessing Embers’ sex, weight, birthdate, etc. My sister in law made it and it fit right in with the theme. We loved seeing people's guesses. It's especially fun when no one knows the real estimated due date.
We got a lot of really great and generous gifts. We especially loved that everyone gave us a book for the baby, which means a lot. It’s really important to us that our kid likes books and reading so it’s fun to build up our collection. We've been reading to Embers nightly since mid-pregnancy.
We had a really nice time and think everyone else did too. We are so happy for those who came to celebrate with us!
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A pregnant midwife living and working in New York City