I started off the day by going to church. My aches and pains along with my constant need to pee make it so difficult to sit through a church service now! During the Sunday School hour Brandon ran some errands for me and I was able to talk to the women. We're having our 3rd Annual Mother Daughter Banquet this weekend along with my other baby shower (it's going to be a BUSY week). During the second service, it was our last weekend to help in the nursery. We had some super cute little baby boys with us!
I've mentioned previously, but after we announced our pregnancy it was like there was something in the water! There's a group of us in the church all having babies now, and they've started referring to May as Baby Boom 2013. One of the other girls in our pregnant group is close to delivering so we had a small fellowship luncheon for her. I was only able to stay a few minutes because I was feeling so terrible and I knew that I needed to ride with Liz and help her set up for my baby shower.
We had my baby shower at Superior Grill on Hwy 280. Brandon and I had one of our first dinner dates there and have returned many times. Elliana will probably laugh looking back that we had her baby shower on the patio at a bar, but our first choice was a winery! :)
Well, here's some (a lot) of pictures. We've been so blessed by Shannon to photo document our pregnancy journey.
|My invitation created by Liz. |
She knew my favorite colors and love for Lilly Pulitzer and Vera Bradley!
Liz did such a great job with the decor for my shower. Not many people have their baby showers on the patio of a local bar, but I'm not most people! It was so much fun and it didn't matter that we were loud.
|You can barely see the flamingo in the glass. I'm a sucker for flamingos now.|
|Instead of having a traditional guest book, I opted for the guests leaving notes of well wishes for Elliana. I thought this was less traditional and something that she could hold on to versus a guest book that would sit collecting dust|
|Sweet O- Tiff's daughter|
|Showing my Aunt Charlotte pictures from our 3D ultrasound|
|Tiff & O|
|Rachel and her mother, Melissa|
|Aunt Gina and Aunt NeeNee working on Liz's madlib|
|Aunt Roo (my sister, Beth)|
|Joy with Sia and Mia|
|Si didn't complain one bit about being the only boy at my baby shower!|
|GiGi (my Mom) with Sia|
|I love this little girl!|
|Gran- my Mom's Mom|
|Mia (B's Mom), Aunt Gina (B's sister), Me, Aunt Stephanie (B'sister), Aunt Sheri (BEST SIL ever and BFF)|
You've gotta love our background for the picture!!
|With Tiff, my BFF Prego Buddy |
I look SO much bigger than her here and she's due a few days ahead of me!
|My little sister was amazing at the shower! |
She even guessed my belly size PERFECTLY!
|Me, Mom, Roo|
|Roo, Me, Gran, Mom|
3 Generations; about to be 4
|The Anthony Family|
|Posing with Gran and the quilt she made for Elliana, her first great-grandchild|
I'm going to miss our Moe's lunch dates at work!
|My Uncle David made an appearance with my Aunt Jan before the shower began! |
He couldn't believe how big my tummy has grown.
|O was such a good helper! |
She enjoyed picking out which gift for me to open next.
|Nanny picked out some of the cutest outfits for Elliana|
|I'm a Vera Bradley JUNKIE!|
|Beth picked out the most adorable swim suit with matching sunglasses and sandals that Elliana can wear this summer!|
|Gran made this for Elliana|
|I was exhausted! |
Can you tell??
|Mass CHAOS in my living room!|
|Our goodies for Elliana|