baby showers etc.

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I have been meaning to write this post for a while and today I’m finally going to get it going. I haven’t finished working on the images  but, I guess they can wait. I might have already mentioned the baby shower my sister and mom held for me, it was small and super cute. My friends Amber and Inyoung threw a party for me also, for me and all my girl friends. Let me tell you, they really out did themselves! It’s a little overwhelming to be surrounded by so much love and attention and excitement! Babies really do fill people with joy and excitement at all the hope and possibility (not to mention cuteness!) they embody. I think the fact that this little human is still shrouded in mystery makes it all the more exciting. In any case, I was so happy to be able to spend time with my friends and get some of my social circles to finally overlap. I think over all the whole day was spent chatting it up with friends I haven’t seen in a long while, for some it’s been over a year! We ate great food, played some fun games, and there was love and laughter all over the place. When it was all said and done, I propped up my feet with my fellow pregger buddies and breathed a sigh of relief.

Of all the things I feel fortunate about, counting of course my wonderful husband, i feel fortunate for the circle of friends I have been able to inherit/adopt thanks to him. A large group of folks at this party I have known for just over a year and I have to tell you, it’s like I’ve known them all my life. Sweet, kind, generous and loving… EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM!  I am so lucky to have them in my life. Right now, there are 4 of us who are pregnant, some already have babies. This time next year the pool will be a little fuller, the table setting a little tighter, and it will be hard to talk over all the cooing and crying. It makes me happy to know that I will not be experiencing first time motherhood alone. There is safety in numbers right? There are just a few more weeks left for me on this journey. Life will be forever altered. We will transition from couple to family and set forth in motion a ripple whose effects will never fully be known in our lifetime. Our baby is full of magic and possibility, that’s the most exciting thing ever.

**updated** Here are some pics! :-)

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My lovely English Major babes <3!
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Me having a close up at what the next few years will look like (they will not smell like a snickers bar!)


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Quite possibly the most bad ass onesie ever made. Please note the baby aviators! I die!
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Resting  after a long day of standing around, of course sharing some precious baby kicks, rolls and flutters.
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Cuddling with my nieces at my family shower. Everyone is smiling! ~quick take a picture~
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This guestbook was custom made by the boyfriend of another Rollins classmate of mine. It is so beautiful. I am so grateful! Thank you!

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Me, embracing the bump. I believe I was 35 weeks then. :-)

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And these guys, aren’t they cute? These were custom made little spermies for the cornhole! My friends kept it a perfect blend of inappropriate. I have the best friends ever!

Anyways… there you have it! Now you can see why it was such an awesome day for me!

 

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