Wednesday, April 5, 2017

WHW {#87}: PA Baby Shower

.....or, as it felt, "the last shower before the big show" haha

I'll give you the highlights from our weekend in PA and the baby shower my MIL and two SIL's threw for me in today's edition of What's Hap-"Pinning" Wednesday:
~Made our way up to PA Friday night with my mom in tow and drove through some crazy rainstorms which was no fun (thank goodness MG was driving)

~Listened to the Missing Richard Simmons podcast which I'd heard was good, and it definitely kept our attention during the drive
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~Saturday morning we were up early, had breakfast and got ready for the day. I was told I wasn't allowed at my SIL's house until 11:30 at the earliest (my shower started at noon), so we hung around until around then and then made our way over.

~I walked into the basement/party room area and the decor was super cute! And I was greeted by a gorgeous cake (it was legitimately bigger than our wedding cake haha). My SIL's had also borrowed some of the decor my bestie had put together for my VA shower and incorporated it into the room as well. I'll let the pictures do the talking.
the super cute party favors
(The story behind this diaper cake, I actually love. So when MG and I were struggling through fertility treatments, and about to do IVF, my one SIL had told this older, very religious woman at her church--I dont remember how it came up--but that woman said that she would pray very hard for us to get pregnant. Well, that woman is the one who ended up making us this gorgeous diaper cake, which made it even more special to me. We'd never met this woman, but she gave us a space in her prayers, which makes my heart smile).

~Soon enough everyone was arriving and all of the catching up convos and circulating began. I got lots of compliments on how good I looked (and a weird encounter with my BIL's mom who said I looked great, had me turn around and then said "oh, I see some areas that got bigger"....couldn't have let that go?? womp womp lol)
~My SIL had lunch catered so there was tons of yummy food, but that cake was calling my name (and since I hadn't had my carbs for lunch that day.....hehehe)
us and the grandparents-to-be
~After lunch I opened presents and we were definitely spoiled by all of the extended family and friends. I wasn't joking when I said we might need a Uhaul to get everything home on Sunday (we did leave some of the bigger things at my in-laws place that we don't need right away and they'll bring it down to us once we have the baby). 
~After presents were opened, we figured people would start leaving, and some did, but my shower lasted probably 3-4 hours because people were just chatting and catching up.

~Once everyone left, MG, my mom and I went back to my in-laws house to change, and we ordered food for dinner and then went back to my SIL's house to hang with the family.

~It was so fun sitting around the table, laughing about past stories, hearing about baby stories, and just enjoying being around each other. I'm so glad that my mom was there--she seemed to really have a good time which was nice.

~And just like that, it was time to head home since it was after 9:30 and we were all exhausted from the day. Saying goodbye to everyone was actually kind of emotional since it kind of hit all of us that the next time we'd see each other, there'd be a new member to our family. On the drive home, I kind of got overwhelmed with the feeling of it and started tearing up just thinking about it all. The nerves got me and just thinking about how life is going to be different. I don't regret this at all, but when you know life is about to drastically change, it can hit you. Plus I started thinking about my dad and how he would have loved to have been around to see this. That didn't help the hormones either.

Sunday we got up, had breakfast, packed up the car the best that we could and made our way back home to VA. My MIL had found this little step stool somewhere which totally fit our color and elephant theme (luckily we had room for it in the car because I love it so much)
I got ants in my pants and MG and I decided to install the carseat base in my car, so that's making things for more real every time I get in my car, too.
That was pretty much a wrap on the weekend and what's been hap-"pinning" over here!
Now it's your turn to link up with Jessi and I to share what's hap-"pinning" with you!


26 comments:

  1. Love that your favorite color was incorporated throughout the shower!! Almost show time is right!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. There's no going back once the car seat is in! Isn't it funny how real that makes everything feel?! Your shower was beautiful! Not long now! Ek!

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  3. I am all about the fact that the beautiful purple was woven into so many fun shower things! That nail polish is such a sweet idea and that cake, oh that cake is gorgeous but guess what, you are even more gorgeous! I am over the moon it was such a beautiful shower for you, you deserve it!

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  4. Those favors are really, really cute! And wow, that cake looks amazing! Cake is my favorite haha!!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  5. omg i bet that was emotional after that long day! so much love around and all the feelings. i bet. so soon i just cant believe it. that story about the diaper cake is so sweet! and the polish favors - love it!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  6. What a pretty shower and that cake!!

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  7. eeek! So much fun and so much love for baby G! Love it!

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  8. Your shower looked like such a blast! That diaper cake (and the real one) were so cute! And I can't believe how close you are now! SO crazy! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  9. What a precious baby shower! Glad you had such a good one and you're getting SO close to meeting baby girl!

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  10. The 10 little fingers and toes nail polish favor was SOOOO cute!!! Such a sweet story about the diaper cake and glad you got to enjoy the cake cake! :) XOXO, R

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  11. What a sweet shower! It looks like the perfect weekend with family. Jess at Just Jess

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  12. What a special and treasured weekend for you!! I would think it was weird if you didn't get super emotional from being surrounded by all that love! Life is about to change in a big way but in such a good one :) Cannot believe little miss will be here so soon!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  13. Love the story behind the diaper cake, and of course the color scheme since we went with purple and gray for Serena's nursery instead of pink. So much beautiful decor, and that cake looks amazing <3
    Green Fashionista

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  14. This looks like a wonderful day!! Getting close :)

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  15. Ahh! What a cool story about the diaper cake! I love that she committed to praying for you guys throughout the process. So sweet! You guys got a LOT of awesome stuff. I can't believe how close it is! :) and I also am slightly annoyed for you that that lady said you had "bigger areas"... whatever, you look AMAZING!!!!

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  16. Looks like you had a great day! I love everything, it looked so nice and love the favors! And I also honestly feel like you just told us you were pregnant and now you're installing car seats! Crazy and so exciting for you :)

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  17. Your baby shower was so beautiful! And the car seat is IN!!! Ahh, that's when it gets so real! You're almost there!

    Amanda http://kidsandcabernet-blog.com/must-beautycounter-products-giveaway/

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  18. Everything at your shower looks so great, especially that cake!! I cannot believe you are on the home stretch. Seems like just yesterday you sent me a pic of your little embryo! I wish our girls could have play dates <3

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  19. Looks like such a fun party! I love the nail polish idea-so cute!

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  20. eeekks! So excited for you :) The car seat in the car is another 'real' moment..haha Love that little step stool, so cute.

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  21. Everything looks lovely! This baby is already so loved.

    I adore the nail polish favor, of course.

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  22. This is so wonderful! Your shower looks so great, and you, MG, and the baby are so blessed to be loved by some many people. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. What a wonderful shower!!!! I am loving the cake.

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  24. So glad baby shower number two was so fun! Such a good idea to have nail polish as the favors and the little saying attach was just perfect! BAH! Getting so close!

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  25. The cake is gorgeous and boy did you get spoiled! How wonderful to be surrounded by so much love and support from your family and friends.

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  26. That is a beautiful cake and shower. I love that step stool. Sooo stinking cute! You look great!

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