Showered With Love

Jimmy and I had our baby shower on Saturday, and wow, what an amazing day it was!

Young couple smiling

Our families planned this sweet afternoon for us, and we could not be more thankful for their hard work and dedication to making the shower so fun, beautiful, and filled with joy.

The shower was hosted at our church, and was catered by a local Italian restaurant. My sister made cookies, we ordered some from a local bake shop, and I made strawberry cupcakes with vanilla buttercream.

Decorated baby shower cookies for baby girlBasket of cookiesBaby shower dessert table for baby girl with cupcakes and decorated cookies pink and yellow

My sister-in-law was in charge of decorating, and she made such beautiful arrangements of daisies and mint sprigs in vases with lemons.

My mother-in-law and Jimmy’s sister made adorable succulent favors, and my mom and I came up with a little advice card for each guest to fill out. Jimmy and I have loved reading through all the funny and wise advice our guests jotted down for us.

Daisy centerpieces with lemons and mint sprigsBaby shower advice cards and succulent favors for baby girl baby showerWatch me grow succulent favor with burlap for baby girl baby shower

We enjoyed a delicious lunch and caught up with all of our guests. We were so overjoyed that so many people wanted to come and celebrate the impending arrival of our little girl. What a huge blessing!

We also spent some time opening gifts for our daughter, which was so much fun. She has been provided for in so many ways, from her basic necessities, to cute clothes, and the immense love our friends and families have for her.

Most of all, God has sustained her sweet life for 33 weeks now. It’s just incredible to think about how cared for and loved she already is.

Couple opening gifts at baby girl baby showerMother and daughter pouring punch at baby showerSisters smiling at baby showerCouple opening gifts at baby shower

What a sweet, sweet day! Afterwards, we headed home with our baby girl’s gifts and started to go through everything and felt crazy blessed and spoiled all over again.

Things are definitely starting to feel more real, and we cannot wait to meet our little one. God has been so, so good to us!

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21 comments

  1. All of those sweets look delicious but especially the cookies (I especially love a good chocolate chip cookie right now). Plus it looks like Baby Z got quite a haul at the shower and you had fun with your family and friends. I can’t believe you’re 33 weeks along already!

    1. I was totally wanting all those cookies and cupcakes all over again while I posted this, haha! I love a good chocolate chip cookie as well! It just hits the spot πŸ™‚

      Baby Z got a major haul!! She is probably set in the clothes department for the next year, haha! Such a blessing!

      I can’t believe I’m 33 weeks, either! It’s getting real!

  2. LOVE! Oh, I just love all of this! There is such a sweetness to the preparation phase before a baby arrives and I love that you have been so well loved on during this time. I want to know some of the best advice you guys got at the shower. And I am so excited to see the nursery as it is coming together! ❀

    1. You couldn’t have put it better about the preparation phase before a baby arrives! It really is such a sweet time and we have been sooo loved on that it’s just amazing and inspiring and humbling all at once!

      I’ll have to share some of the advice card responses! They were so sweet and fun! I can’t wait to share more of the nursery, too! We have the dresser all built now!

  3. I’m so glad you and Jimmy enjoyed your shower!! It was a beautiful get together for sure, and you’re right, you little one is quite blessed!!
    I loved Racq’s idea with the daisies, lemons (and limes) and fresh mint!! The room smelled so good– and Aunt Kristi with that cookie table- so adorable… and Hannah’s famous signs through out the room too!!
    Jimmy was so adorable opening with you, and it really made it very special to have Dad involved!
    I cant wait to come and help you organize everything — getting soooooooooooooooooo excitedddddddddddddddddddddddd!!!
    Love you,
    Madre

    1. Aww, thank you Maureen! I have been surprised by how cute some maternity clothes are! I think I’ll wear the dress when I’m not pregnant, too, haha! It’s just too cute not to!

      Our families truly blessed us with all their hard work and prep for the shower! It was so special πŸ™‚

  4. What a beautiful baby shower! I’m so glad that you & Jimmy were so blessed by everyone! What a lovely time and how precious that your daughter is already so well loved!!

  5. This nearly brought me to tears! What an exciting, precious time. Such a perfect, beautiful shower. I love how everyone pitched in in such a special way too. ❀

  6. This is SO sweet! And I can definitely tell your little one is so loved! And of course you would make cupcakes for your own baby shower πŸ˜‚!

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