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My Shower!!!

Sorry it took so long for me to post about the shower, it took me yesterday and today to fully recover. :>) It was such a wonderful day and I had such a great time. I slept in late (which was heaven and much needed) and got up to get myself ready. The day before I got my hair blown out and my nails done so I would look pretty. Brian helped me pick out a dress at Babies R Us a couple weeks ago and I loved it. I got showered, dressed, makeup on, jewelry, the whole nine yards. It has been months since I actually got myself dolled up. Around 12:30 my wonderful friend Lisa (and her husband Ed) came over to keep me company. Lisa and I stayed at my house until about 1:30 and we walked over to the hall.

My Mom had rented the community center (which is beautiful) for the afternoon so we had plenty of room. When I walked in I saw this table full of amazing gifts and the room was so beautiful. My Mom, sisters and niece Genna had decorated the room with fresh cut flowers and lots and lots of pink! The food table was setup with trays of food from Wegmans (my fave), an amazingly beautiful cake that my aunt brought and a few fantastic looking desserts that my mother in law had brought. They were all so beautiful. I felt like almost all my friends and family were there, with a few exceptions of people who were just too far away (we missed you guys!).

I ate a little, talked a lot and then settled in to open gifts. I was so blown away by how amazingly generous everyone was. I had heard that when you have twins people really go out of their way to help buy the necessities, but I had no idea how generous everyone was going to be. I got almost everything off my registry, lots of adorable clothes and some amazing personalized things for the girls. (see pics below).

It was so surreal and amazing to be celebrating my shower. I have been to so many showers in my life and often thought I would never have one of my own. Yet there I was surrounded by my friends and my family be showered with love and kindness for my babies and me. I help it together during the shower but it was a very emotional day for me. I am so blessed to be at this stage of my life. It is good to be me.

Here are some pics for those who were too far away to be there.

Me entering the shower:
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My family:
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My niece and my sis helping me open presents:
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The present table:
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My mother-in-law Joan and I:
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The cake:
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Personalized shirts:
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Dresses from Mexico, from my aunt:
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Bonnets my Aunt made that will turn into hankies for my girls wedding day (a tear jerker for sure!):
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Personlized Benches:
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The aftermath in my house:
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Emilie 9:06 AM  

Be sure to go over to target and get at least one pregnancy photo made. I ended up as part of a photo shoot as the photographer was making a book of Bellies. At the time I felt like a whale, but now I see the pix and really love the arty shots and the roundness of me.
I know what you mean about going to showers and wondering if I would ever have one. When the time came, I got THREE! (Friends, his workplace, my workplace). People can be sooooo generous.
In the sad times, however, I would sometimes tell myself, "Always the pallbearer never the corps." Sometimes it helped.
NOW! What will you take back to the store, and what do you think you still need?

carrie 9:47 AM  

You look absolutely glowing and gorgeous in those photos. Looks like SUCH a fun day. And you received so many thoughtful gifts. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Plant Girl 10:49 AM  

Looked like a wonderful day! I too loved the personalized gifts that I got.

Lindsey Fescoe 1:45 PM  

It looks like your shower was lots of fun!! The pics were awesome, cute dress, you look soo good! :)

Jessica 3:19 PM  

How wonderful for you... You looked so happy, and I can imagine that it must've been a really emotional day. I'm glad you were able to enjoy yourself, and also that you received so many wonderful and USEFUL gifts! Showers are so fun, especially when you're the guest of honor!

seattlegal 3:49 PM  

You look wonderful! I love the personalized outfits you got. That would just make me weepy!

Michelle 9:28 PM  

Oh man, I'm so bummed we missed it :( Thanks so much though for sharing the pics, and you really do look beautiful!



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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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