Baby Shower/House warming fun
I can’t remember the last time I went to a Baby Shower. But I won’t forget this one for quite some time as it was for my future Grandbaby to be.
I’m happy to be writing about the joy I’m feeling and the fun I had attending my first Baby Shower as a Future Grandma 🙂 I do feel for the other grandmother, Nanny in the UK, who due to distance couldn’t be involved today. She will be an important part of Spud’s life and thankfully technology is very good at enabling us all to stay in touch these days.
Due to our recent travels which saw us miss 3 months of Spud’s growth, I must say I was thrilled to return home to the sight of my daughter’s huge tummy! While we were away we also missed their house purchase and subsequent move. The original Baby Shower/House warming party was planned for our first weekend home but some sad news meant this had to be postponed for two weeks. Just as well too, as I wasn’t very well when we got home.
So today was the day and the extra good news was that our daughter from the UK was still home in Aus so she was able to be with us as well!
Because it was a combined House Warming and Baby Shower party it wasn’t just for the ladies, as per the usual Baby Shower. Instead it was a fun afternoon with friends, family, a bbq, lots of delicious food, presents and despite the coolness outside, lots of warmth and love for the parents to be.
We all had the chance to guess the sex, the weight, length and due date, plus the names – with prizes to be awarded to the most correct entry once the baby arrives. It’s quite fun not knowing what they’re having or what it will be called, and everyone got into the spirit of guessing. For some reason I think it’s a girl but maybe that’s because I had three girls of my own. She also reminds me of the shape I was in, all baby and all out the front.
She’s looking absolutely fabulous and so beautiful. She is happy to have less than three weeks to go and I’m happy to be home ready for this exciting next stage of life.
With all the sadness we’ve had this year it’s just good to have something to look forward to. You must admit welcoming a new life into the world is right up there for happy news.
While I was travelling around Europe I took the opportunity to buy baby things from most countries. I tried to buy local brands and in a variety of sizes. It was great fun and it turns out I’m quite the shopper! My daughter seemed very impressed with my collection of colourful items.
So that’s my happy post for the week. My UK daughter says I looked happy enough to burst today and I must admit to feeling pretty good – except for the fact that my eldest girl leaves tonight for home. We’ve had over three months with her, on and off, while using her place as a base for our travels while in England. It’s been such fun spending time with her and we’ll definitely miss her.
As she often says, at times like this – don’t be sad it’s over, smile because it happened. She’s very wise my daughter!
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