Sunday, April 1, 2012

Shower and nursery photos

Yesterday was the shower, and it was a perfect day. I had so much fun, got very emotional, and we got a lot of presents!

The shower was Dr. Seuss themed, and it was adorable. I am so happy about the day that I am going to break my own rule and post some photos of myself (no guarantees how long they'll be up though).

me at 30 weeks, 4 days 
me with Horton, and the photobook my mom made me documenting my pregnancy (from retrieval to 28 weeks)
ducky in the punch : )

They had Seussical cards for the guests to share their advice, and I'm going to type some up here - the ones that made me laugh or cry or both:

From my parents (my mom wrote this poem - I was so impressed. A had to read it out loud because I was a weepy mess).
The timing is near, you've waited so long! Just overnight you'll become Dad and Mom.
You have lots to learn, a lot you must know. "Who should I ask?" "Where should I go?"
In choosing wisely in whom you can trust, of course we must say you should always call us.
We'll tell you the truth, or help you decide, or just sit and listen to what's on your mind.
No Wockets or Sneetches, no Zax or Lorax,
No Who down in Whoville, not the Grinch's dog Max,
Not even the Grinch with the strength of ten Grinches plus two
Could become a great couple of parents like you!
From my grandpa:
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. -Theodore Hasburgh
From our good friends, Ben and Amy:
Be yourselves, you will be good parents. No Disney movies - these breed unrealistic expectations and gender stereotypes. Don't train this babe to be a celebrity. Show him to appreciate small victories, like being resourceful. Make sure to show the baby how to cook and change a tire. Take heed of that tiger mom book. I think kids get 'mental health' days from school, too. Read lots o' books. Duh.

The nursery is also coming along well. It's definitely not done: we have a crib with no mattress and a changing table with no changing pad (instead it's full of stacks of receiving blankets and burp clothes and toys). But, it's on its way!

that bare corner will house my glider, once they get their act together and send me arms that match the base! : / 

Due date countdown: 65 days!


TurtleMama said...

Your shower sounds like it was so special and meaningful! Love love love your nursery! Can't wait to see the finishing touches :) We're getting close!

LC said...

OMG! I absolutely LOVE your nursery! I actually decided this past weekend that I am going with the same color scheme. The room your nursery is in looks so inviting and contemporary. Great job! You look wonderful too! Thanks for posting the pics!

MaryMargaret said...

You look so happy in your shower pictures! And the nursery is perfect- I love the slope of the roof and the colors you've chosen. Tell your mother that she has inspired me to make my own photobook from the VERY beginning. What a fabulous idea!

Broedkipje said...

I'm in tears! What a beautiful poem, wonderful notes, lovely nursery and beautiful you.

Alex said...

This is all so fabulous!!! You look great!