Not that this really has anything to do with it, but I look forward to bath time with my son. I hope he enjoys bath time as much as I foresee us enjoying it.
In October I took my last trip until after the baby is born. Husband didn’t want me to travel at all in my third trimester (more due to complaining than anything else); and so I took my trip in October (also because that’s when my Mom’s birthday is and I like to try to see her for her birthday). Needless to say, I went to Boise to see my Mom. While I was there we put together a baby shower and I must say it’s more fun for me to plan my own; it turned out wonderful! We only did one silly game; where I brought out a tray of 10 baby items, and then later in the party you had to list as many as you could remember (my poor grandmother with Alzheimer, not understanding what was going on in the first place, couldn’t play the game. She didn’t even know why we were having a party let alone remember what was on the tray). For the winner I had made a casserole carrier. I think I’d like to make one for me someday too, but it was good to practice and give it away. Another activity we had going at the shower in Idaho was for people to help me decorate onsies. I plan each month to take a picture of our boy and so each of the onsies has a number on it to correspond with how many months old he is. I had made stencils for people to use and provided some paint, the majority of them turned out WAY cute.
I was surprised by who all showed up. Lots of family came (3 from Utah, 1 from Northern Idaho and a few others from around town). I had 2 mothers there, 3 grandmothers, 3 sisters, 4 aunts, a cousin, 4 nieces, 2 friends from school days, and 2 previous YW leaders/friends. The party passed so quick, I was sad when it ended; mostly because it felt SO good to see all these people again. I felt SO loved being with all these women I didn’t want it to end.
I did take an empty suit case with me so I could bring gifts home; and I sure did need it! I got quite the loot to go home with. Between what I was gifted, what I’ve made and what I’ve gotten as a hand me down, I almost don’t have to buy anything for this boy. THANK YOU everyone! Now we can pay our hospital bills. 🙂