I’ve gone to so many baby showers for cousins and friends that it felt rather surreal to walk into a baby shower that was for… me! Surreal, but on the other hand, quite exciting. 🙂 I had been looking forward to it for weeks, dreaming of the cute outfits and practical baby things that my baby Brady would receive. So much so that on the morning of the shower, I woke up at a ridiculously early hour, because I was just too giddy to sleep.
My mom and sister outdid themselves with the planning process, booking one of my favorite restaurants for the event. It’s a rustic restaurant that was once a working mill and that still is surrounded by a little pond, waterfalls, and lots of funny ducks. (In fact, when I was a little girl, my mom would sometimes bring me and my siblings there to feed the ducks and geese). It’s the epitome of quaint, New England charm. And since they know me so well, a breakfast brunch was served (complete with corn fritters and syrup, pecan rolls, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, and fresh fruit).
Also, cupcakes were set up for each guest to take home. (You all know how much I adore cupcakes, and these – purchased from a local bakery – were especially delicious)!
The centerpieces were mason jars filled with blue stones and a rubber ducky, then topped off with burlap and a pretty blue bow. Guests also were able to take home little fall-scented hand sanitizers for their purses. Cuteness, right?!?
Additional décor wasn’t even needed, as the wooden-beamed room (complete with brick fireplace and old-fashioned wall-paper) had so much character. But my mom and sister added a few additional touches, including blue tissue-paper flowers to hang from the ceilings. Everything was just so beautiful and perfect!
After the delicious breakfast, it was time for me to open presents! I received so many cute outfits (and some things that I really needed, including a stroller, infant sleeper, bathtub, baby blankets, play mats, the Baby Bullet to make homemade baby food, and diapers). It definitely put a good-sized dent in the things that Nate and I will have to buy!
So many adorable things!
It was SUCH a special day, and I truly – from the bottom of my heart – appreciate each woman and girl who came out to celebrate with me! I’m also so thankful to my mom and sister for all of their hard work in putting such a beautiful shower together!! It wasn’t only helpful… it also was a beautiful memory that I will treasure forever!
(And a HUGE thank-you to my mom and dad for their generosity in providing us with a few big-ticket items. I love you both SO much)!!!
AND Mr. Nate, I love you oh-so-much, and I’m SO crazy excited to be experiencing this adventure with you!!! 🙂
Outfit: Mothermood Maternity dress (on sale for $20) with cropped sweater (The Limited)
Shoes: American Eagle flats