Sunday, September 20, 2009

Suprise Baby Shower!!!

I was starting to think I probably wasnt going to have a baby shower for Delilah since all of my family and most of my friends live in Maine. I had been talking to a couple people, online friends, and they suggested I have a long distance baby shower, where everyone mailed me their gifts. So I relayed the idea to my mom (who, unknown to me, had already come up with this idea). So she played along with it and said she'd see what she could do. A week or so ago my grandmother told me that they hadnt had any luck with the baby shower and that everyone wanted to wait till I had the baby, or they wanted to wait till we came to Maine again... So to mean, that meant no one wanted to send anything and I was really disappointed.

Thursday a HUGE box had shown up at my house. I knew my mom and grandmother were sending me some things, so I thought that is what the box was. I opened the box to realize it was my BABY SHOWER!!! It brought happy tears to my eyes, and then I started feeling bad, that I had felt bad about my family not wanting to send anything. Lol, but that was soon forgotten as soon as I started opening the packages!

I'm sharing pictures of some of my favorites. Now everything was amazing and I LOOOOOVE everything that I received, but I just had to share a few of them. Above is the quilt my brother's Fiance, Hannah, made for Delilah. There is a little handmade tag on the baby of it that reads, For Delilah From Aunt Hannah 2009, all hand stitched.

These items above are all from my sister Renee. I think she went a little overboard!!! But I love it all, including the purple corduroy dress. It's my favorite outfit! She also sent a pack of onesies, a hooded towel, wash cloths and a pack of receiving blankets.

This little outfit was sent by my Aunt Gloria. I love that she embroidered Delilah's name on the sweater. This outfit is sooooo soft and cuddly, the baby is going to love being wrapped up in it!

And finally this picture is a group shot of everything. In the end, Delilah ended up with 6 outfits, 5 sleeper/jammies 2 of them bag type, 6 receiving blankets, 3 regular blankets, a pack of diapers, hygiene tool, 4 hair bows, 13 onesies (because you can never have enough), 2 hooded towels, a picture pillow (which is hanging on the door to her room), a sound and light machine, diaper bag, socks and wash cloths!
Thank you to everyone who sent things for the baby!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Delilah Update

Delilah at 26 weeks

You can make out her sweet little face now. She's got to be really crowded in there. She was folded in half with both her hands and feet in front of her face... Hard to believe that in less than 3 months she'll be here! The pregnancy seems to be going much quicker this time around, and I'm enjoying it a lot more. I think it's because I'm older and I can appreciate it more.

We finally got on the ball and went shopping for her. I most likely wont have a baby shower since all of my family and most of my friends live in Maine. Though I'm sure I will be receiving some things from them in the mail. We used the Dr. Spock book and went through it for all of the clothing things it recommended. Onsies, play clothes, sleep clothes, blankets, towels, wash clothes etc. I wanted to get a good deal of it myself, but I always wanted to leave the option open for family who planned on sending things. Not pictured are the pack and play (all in one bassinet, changing table and playpen) and the matching swing. They are set up in her room right now, but both will be moved out once she's here.

I'm still hunting around ETSY for cute finds for her. I fell in love with this little dress the moment I saw it. I'll definitely be back for more of them. Be sure to check out her shop for the most adorable dresses and hair bows. The bibs are Velcro and lined with chenille to be soft against her neck and skin. This etsy seller offers lots of kid and adult friendly items in the most popular fabrics