and gifts! ;)
a few weeks ago, my awesome, amazing friend, deb, threw me my baby shower. i was blown away by how many of my friends came, the generosity of their gifts, and the lengths at which deb went to make it a special day for me.
the decorations were beautiful!
one of my friends made me the most beautiful cake.
my sister, minerva, made her famous cake balls. i swear she has perfected the recipe, so i could eat them all day every day! they were red velvet, coated in chocolate. then she sprayed them with silver edible spray paint and drizzled them with blue chocolate. they looked fabulous and tasted even better!
here's deb, the mastermind behind my wonderful day:
here's minerva and my bestie, jay, enjoying all of the yummy treats:
here i am showing off all the loot i raked in for my little man:
thank you to everyone who was able to be there and for all of the generous gifts!
but, wait, that's not all!
last week, at work, we had a holiday party. it was filled with great food and excellent company. at the end of the party, we were going to play the gift-stealing game, greed. of course, try to self, i forgot to bring a gift for it. i planned on ducking out then, but a couple of people insisted i stay to play, assuring me that they brought extra gifts in case anyone forgot theirs. feeling guilty, i agreed to stay, but promised myself that i wouldn't steal a present from anyone.
anyway, the game went on, a few people getting picked on, never able to hold onto a present for more than a couple of minutes. at the end of the game, when everyone had a gift in hand, we were instructed to open them all at once. as i tore into mine, i was suddenly surrounded by my coworkers, placing all of their gifts in my lap and on the table next to me, shouting "surprise" and "congratulations" as they swarmed.
it took me a few moments to understand what was going on. i must have looked like a deer in headlights! i was so shocked, yet so touched by their thoughtfulness. i just couldn't get over it, especially how well they surprised me. it was so much fun and we got so many great gifts and tons of gift cards! (sorry i didn't get any pics of it, but i had no idea i needed to bring my camera that day.)
needless to say, i feel completely spoiled and so very loved!
now, for a baby update:
we're at the end of week 37 and baby boy is measuring at over 6.5lbs (a big jump from last week). at the appointment on monday, dilation was still nowhere in sight, but we had a major labor scare on thursday. contractions started at 2:45am, ranging from 5 minutes apart to 2 minutes apart. it lasted about 5 hours before slowing down. i'm glad we didn't overreact and all head to the hospital, only to be sent home. i have a feeling, however, that she'll be dilated at next week's appointment, if not delivering before week 38 is up. it's getting so close!!! EEK!!!