Baby Shower Recap!

This past weekend I flew down to Kamloops for a baby shower for Baby H! My mom and some of her friends hosted it at the lake where she has a place and several of my wonderful friends from Kamloops made the trek out for it.

My shower outfit. Both the dress and the kimono are from Pink Blush Maternity, and I’m really hoping to be able to wear both after baby as well!

A great spread of food!

My mom’s friend also organized some super fun shower games. We played “Price is right” for baby items, guess the gestation in days of individual mammals, people wrote notes on diapers for us to read in the middle of the night and they had a build-a-baby station set up with playdough, which was my personal favourite. My friends built some good babies 😉

I was very thankful we did not play the tasting / smelling chocolate in a diaper game 😉

Don’t be fooled by the “it’s a boy” balloon 😉 There was also an “it’s a girl” balloon right under it.

And of course the best part was seeing so many amazing faraway friends from different areas of my life. A friend from my old book club, my running group, a university friend, my old coworkers and just long-time friends all were there to help celebrate with us. It was so great to see everyone and I just wish I could have had more time with them all!

 

My good friend Katie is also pregnant so this was the first of many pictures of our little babes together. She is due in March 🙂

 

Life comes full circle sometimes. The picture on the left was 2.5 years ago when my coworker Geralyn was pregnant and then on the right, it’s my turn! We had just started trying to start a family when the photo on the left was taken, so I feel SO blessed and grateful that it was my turn to have a baby shower this past weekend. <3

32 weeks!

It was a wonderful day and I can’t say THANK YOU enough to my mom and her friends for planning it, for all my friends who made the trek out to the lake to see me and to shower Baby H with love. This little babe is so so lucky!

It was an incredibly quick trip down south as I only had one more day down there before we drove back yesterday. On Monday, my mom, grandpa and I made the trek to Vernon to visit Davison Orchards and pick up some honey crisp apples. We left with 7 cases of apples total, 2 of them may or may not have been for me 😉

I also got some cute home decor 🙂

Then yesterday my mom and I made the trek home. 1,050 km / 650 miles and 11.5 hours later of driving and we were home. This pregnant lady did not to bad for such a long trip. My mom graciously did ALL the driving.

Now it is time to get the nursery organized. It currently looks like this…

#reallife

My goal is to get you an after photo by October 1 at the very latest. Stay tuned 😉

11 Responses

  1. Travelspot says:

    Amber, I love your bump! It looks like you had a great time, and I bet it was nice to be back in your old haunts, seeing so many of your favorite people! Your nursery will come together soon enough, I am sure. I know for me at least, once I get going, I can get it all done in a day or so; it’s just the starting that is hard. It looks like you are all prepped and just need to place things now.

  2. You look so cute! I am glad that you and the baby got showered by so much love this past weekend! It sounded like such a fun event and all of the food looks really yummy! Those play-doh babies are cute and a fun idea for a shower game! I am looking forward to the after photo of your nursery! It will feel good to get all that stuff unpacked and settled in – it will make this all feel even more real! Good thing nesting happens around this time as you’ll have the will and desire to put it all away!

  3. Kelly says:

    So many great pics! I’m glad you had such a great day!!! <3

  4. Kara says:

    You look so amazing!! And your shower looks like it was a lot of fun. I don’t know how you were able to sit in a car for that long while pregnant! I could barely handle drives around town without getting overwhelmingly uncomfortable or needing to pee, lol. You’re a champ!

  5. Becky says:

    I remember my nursery looking similar after my shower and being completely overwhelmed with all the stuff and what to do with it.

  6. Stephany says:

    Oh my gosh – I’ve never been to a baby shower that did the play-doh game but it looks like SO MUCH FUN. The last baby shower I went to had a baby food taste test and it was the WORST. No, no, no. I still think about how horrible that was, and it’s been a year.

    Your bump gives me heart eyes. You’re such a cute pregnant lady!

  7. Nora says:

    I have never seen the baby play-doh game before; that is such a fun idea! Actually, all of the games you mentioned sound fun and way better than what I have played at baby showers 🙂 Glad you had such a great time with your friends and family – well and much deserved, I say!

  8. Lindsey says:

    Awe glad you had a great shower! I also remember A’s nursery looking like that after my shower haha.
    We drive out to the island when I was 7 months pregnant and I did not deal well – you did awesome for that long of a trip!

  9. Leigh says:

    Looks like a wonderful shower! So glad you were able to spend time with your friends and family before baby comes 🙂

  10. Awwwe, what a nice shower 🙂 You look great!

  11. Alison says:

    What a special day and a beautiful shower! You looked so great.

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