I was planning on writing a blog today on my baby shower which happened yesterday and posting some pictures, but like a big dork I didn't take any pictures. Of course I was busy having fun, but still I need to get into that picture taking thing again (though will soon have a very perfect model for all my pictures, so I'm sure that won't be a problem!) My best friend Melisa took some awesome pictures but my mom has them, so I'll try to post some later this week.
I had the most amazing time at my baby shower! My aunt Luann threw the party for me. She decorated the house so adorably with a clothesline full of baby clothes, a gorgeous and astoundingly beautiful cake, and lots of pink everywhere. It was so amazing to have so many of my friends and family there and have such a relaxed atmosphere that allowed me to talk with everyone. I usually feel pretty uncomfortable in that type of situation -- being the center of attention, but in this case I felt pretty relaxed.
My aunt had a couple of games planned -- none too cheesy! The cutest was that she had people break up into teams and make pictures of what our baby will look like. People were able to use cutouts from magazines and markers and such, and then I got to judge the winners. I've saved all the artwork and am going to put it in the baby's scrapbook.
There was an embarrassment of riches - everyone got me such adorable things! The clothes, the sheer amount! She'll be the best dressed baby in town. Last night Melisa (who stayed with me) helped me put everything away in the baby's room and we realized that I pretty much have everything that I need for the baby. But the cutest thing was that my aunt Luann had asked everyone to bring the baby a book, so now Madeleine has a whole library of books.
The sad thing was that at the end of the shower, I really wanted to tell Rob all about it -- and now he's working so much I hardly see him. He got home at 3 am last night, and I woke up and was able to talk to him for a while. But I still haven't been able to show him all the gifts and the artwork. I won't see him tonight either - or for that matter probably for a while. I feel a bit like I'm back to single life. I have to go get some grocery this week and I'm trying to think of good dinners to make for one. The good news is it won't last for ever and sooner or later he will be back to working 40-50 hours a week, but it might be a long stretch before that happens.