Good morning, and happy Monday!
I am feeling so incredibly grateful and lucky to have such sweet friends. I wasn’t planning on having a baby shower since most of my family live throughout the U.S., and I wanted them to save the trip for when the baby arrives. Some of my close girlfriends wouldn’t let me off the hook and decided to throw me the sweetest baby shower lunch. These girls you’ve seen pop up in my blogs throughout the years, whether traveling to Hawaii, running a half marathon, having a wine night in the living room, driving the coast of California together, or eating our way through Disney World. We’ve been through a lot together! I cherish our friendships, and it truly made me feel so loved when I walked through the doors on Saturday afternoon. I wanted to cry! Sometimes, when you’re pregnant, it’s hard to be a good friend and show up for the people in your life because you’re either sick, feeling moody, uncomfortable, or tired half of the time. My girls have been so understanding and have never made me feel bad about staying home.
I wanted to share some photos and special moments on the blog today!
The amount of time and detail that went into this baby shower blew me away. Although, I’m not surprised. If I ever needed to hire a group of girls for a last-minute event, they’d throw something extravagant together within an hour. I thought we were going to have some lunch together, so when I walked into Emily’s house and saw these gorgeous green (the colors of our nursery) balloon arch, I about fell over! They nailed the green team theme!
Caitlin had her sister, a local baker in Fort Mill, create gorgeous cookies, macaroons, and a stunning cake to celebrate. If you live in Charlotte or the Fort Mill area, you need to check her out! I had her make our cookies and macaroons for our wedding, and they were stunning! Everything she made was a dream!
Inside the cake was funfetti 😋 Look how pretty these cookies are!
I had a lot of questions about my dress on Instagram. I ended up buying this dress last minute at the Express Outlet. It’s so stretchy and comfortable, perfect for maternity or even postpartum. I plan to go back this week and pick up a few other colors because I want to live in this dress! Being comfortable in your third trimester is already challenging, so when you find something that feels good, you get a ton of them! I purchased the softest long ribbed cardigan to wear over the top since it was pretty cold on Saturday, and I loved how cozy and comfortable I was. I found these super comfortable flats at Saks Off 5th!
They say dogs know when you’re pregnant, and Emily’s dog was very interested in my belly!
We had so much fun playing games, opening gifts, and eating all the desserts!
Look how stunning this setup was! Caitlin made me a grapefruit maternity mimosa, and now all I want is grapefruit juice! It was delicious 😊
A HUGE thank you to these girls for making my day so darn special. It’s crazy how life is flying by. Friends are getting married, having babies, building houses, and moving across the country, yet we all get together to celebrate these special moments. I feel so lucky to have them in my life.
Thank you all for stopping by today to read the blog! I hope you enjoyed the photos, and I hope you have a great week! I have a gardening blog scheduled for Wednesday! 😀
Questions for you!
- Did you have a baby shower?
- Were you team green, or did you find out the gender?
- How did you feel in your third trimester?
- What are your gender predictions? Am I having a boy or a girl?