...by all the love, affection, good wishes and presents Baby and I received this weekend at the baby shower...
My mother organized the shower in my hometown at a local restaurant. Lots of family and friends were there and it was so wonderful to see everyone!
Here's my dad and I before the shower...
Here's my mom and I...
Some of the guests:
Here's the giant pile of presents:
Some of the decor (my baby book and photos of Paul and I as babies):
And a special cake my Aunt Cindi brought (which came home to Massachusetts with me for Paul to enjoy!):
Here I am digging into the pile of presents which included a beautiful handmade blanket from my Aunt Pam:
Super cute Ugg baby booties from cousin Ellen:
A GIANT basket of goodies from my Aunt Cindi (which included a Yankees baseball rattle that Paul LOVES):
A "Pack And Play" from my cousin Cathy and my cousin Andrea:
A super cute handmade sweater from cousin Gayle:
Baby necessities from cousin Erin:
And a beautiful crib quilt made by my mother:
It was a fabulous day.. Here are two more great pictures:
My mother and my grandmother:
And my "girls" and I- Linsey, my best friend and roommate from high school, and Aimee, my best friend and roommate from college- I was so so glad that they were able to be there!
There are a ton more pictures on my flickr site, and there are a ton more gifts than the few in the pictures here- the nursery floor is currently COVERED with piles of presents so my next task is getting it all organized and put away!
It really was a very overwhelming day... Not only was I overwhelmed by presents (and food!) but the love of everyone in the room for Paul and I and for a little guy who hasn't even arrived yet was just amazing... People kept telling me that I had the pregnancy "glow" but I think that it was really and truly the glow of being loved by so many wonderful people...
So thank you to all who were there, and to all who wanted to be there- Paul and I appreciate each and every one of you and can't wait for our little guy to get here so that he can bask in the love of all of you the way that we do....