31 Weeks and Our Family Baby Shower

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

How Far Along? 31 weeks, 4 days...60 days to go, and what's even more exciting is my due date is 2 months from today!!
Size of Baby Caroline? 3.3 pounds and 16.25 inches, or four navel oranges-random, dont you think?
Maternity Clothes? I scored a few things on sale from Old Navy yesterday, and I can tell I am slowly but surely thinking my comfort level outranks style these days. I can't lie, I am getting SO excited seeing all the gorgeous spring colors out in stores-soon enough, I'll be buying "normal" clothes again!
Weight Gain? 24 pounds...it is ALL belly my friends. When I saw my doctor last week, she said "wow my dear, your have grown." My "fundal height" is measuring right on track at 31.5 centimeters
Stretch Marks? Not that I can see, yet...
Gender? Sweet Little CC ;)
Sleep? I'm sleeping a lot better at night than I originally expected to at this stage-sure, there are routine bathroom breaks, but once my head hits the pillow, I am out for the count all over again
Food Cravings? Anything sweet, cereal, tangerines, and Diet Coke
What I Miss? Being able to get up off the couch by myself...it's either a "roll out" or a hoist where Jeff picks me up-lovely I tell you
Symptoms? Achy muscles, irritability, tiredness/lack of energy, odd cravings, and NESTING!!
Belly Button: Now I know how people with normal "outies" feel...I miss my cute little belly button
Best Moment of the Week? As if this is hard to guess-our first baby shower for Miss Caroline was this Sunday...full recap below!

On Sunday afternoon, we headed to my parent's house for our first baby shower...this one for family! We arrived and when we walked in, I knew Mom, Aunt Denise, and Cousin Lauren had outdone themselves-pink, pink, and pink everywhere! We immediately went in for all the desserts they had baked the past few days...mini cheesecakes, baby brownies, chocolate dipped pretzels, mini cupcakes, champagne salad cups, strawberry cake balls, cream puffs, and white chocolate covered strawberries-am I making you hungry yet? 
Then we all played games, yes I said baby games, even with the boys there! We did a customized baby word search and then played Baby Bingo, complete with gift cards for prizes...so much fun.
Next came present time! {The best part, right?} To say we racked up would be an understatement, but we just couldn't have felt more loved and blessed...Caroline is so lucky to have a family who cannot wait to meet her and are counting down the days until they can spoil her silly.
We received so many incredible gifts... our stroller and bassinet attachment, our car seat and extra car seat base, hooded bath towels and washcloths, diapers, blankets and lovies, bibs, socks, adorable outfits, pacifiers, onesies, infant toys, gowns, layette sets, bathing/grooming necessities, a silver piggy bank, plenty of wipes, and money for little miss! {specific items from our registries to come in another post}
All in all, it was a fantastic afternoon spent with the people we love most. Jeff and I just couldn't stop grinning thinking about how close we are to the home stretch and life changing for the better forever. To our families, thank you for loving us, supporting us, and being there to welcome our baby into this world...we love you all and know we are incredibly lucky to have you!
the adorable banner
 mom's first attempt at a diaper cake--grogeous!  i told her she needs to sell these!
 mom and jeff...so sweet!
 all of the yummy treats-they know the way to my heart ;)
 mini tissue pom poms and the perfect "it's a girl" sign for us to use soon!
 me and my handsome hubby
 mimi and pappy
 jeff and i with the shower hostesses
 mom, gran, and i...soon-to-be four generations of us girls
jeff and kaye
 present time!
 adorable pink socks from rh baby and child
 a gorgeous monogrammed blanket perfect for outside walks
 jeff's favorite...daddy's girl bib and sweet outfits!
 a basket full of goodies for feeding/diapering/grooming/play time
he's such a good helper
 one of my favorites...the bassinet for our stroller!
 another bag stuffed with fun treats!
 jeff was saying "it's my turn to open something" ;)
 we love our VOLS
 a new blanket to match our glider!
see my enthusiam? it was our stroller! thanks mom and dad
 yummy royal icing cookies for shower favors


  1. Looks like you got so many cute things...yay!!!

  2. Awww looks so fun and lots and lots of goodies!! Can't wait to hear what you got off the nursery!! :)

  3. Lady, you look adorable! How fun that Jeff was involved, too. Your on the homestretch!

  4. Looks like a great time! Once you start getting gifts it just feels that much closer!

  5. Looks like a great baby shower! Everything is so pretty and pink :)
    And.. oh my! 31 weeks already! I feel like your pregnancy has gone by SO fast!!


  6. The food sounds so yummy as I sit here with my smoothie and granola bar for lunch ...sigh! The shower decor was precious! How do you stay so tan in the wintertime??

  7. Beautiful shower! How fun! What kind of stroller did you pick out?

  8. Toooo too cute. Love all the fun gifts and the joy I can see in you and your man's faces. You guys are so blessed :)

  9. wow - your mom did SUCH an awesome job! And yes, she should definitely sell diaper cakes! What a fun celebration. The pink makes me so happy!

  10. Everything looks so cute! And your mom's diaper cake was beautiful!

  11. Wow your Mom and hostess' really outdid themselves! I love all of the pink, decorations and signs! You look absolutely beaming and gorgeous! I love the cake! She definitely needs to sell those!!! :) Glad you had a nice weekend and got such wonderful gifts!

  12. love the pictures looks like you had a beautiful shower!


  13. What a fun shower! Your Mom should definitely sell diaper cakes...I would buy one :)

  14. Your shower looks like so much fun, great pictures! You look beautiful!

  15. What a beautiful shower! That was nice that hubby was there to join in the fun and celebration with you! Enjoy the rest of the showers to come!

  16. Looks like such a fun time! I can't believe how close you are to the due date. Can't wait to see photos of the little one. :)

  17. Looks like y'all got lots of goodies for Baby Caroline!!! Your family did an awesome job on your shower....just adorable.

  18. SO cute where did you have your baby registry!

  19. i hope i look half as good as you when i'm 30 weeks pregnant.

  20. What a great shower! The diaper cake your mom made is really cute - and I adore the little Vols onesie that Carolina will be adorning soon!

    Glad you and Jeff had a great time!

  21. So precious!! Looks like a really fun day with your family.

  22. What a perfectly pink and prissy shower!

  23. What a féminin and pretty baby shower...love the little cookie favors too! You got so many great goodies and looked beautiful!!!

    Liesl :)

  24. Everything was so pretty!! You're adorable too girlie :) All that pink and so many great presents for your little one!!