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thoughts on baby showers.

I don’t know whose genius idea it first was to throw a party and give a bunch of adorable junk to first-time parents, but I’d like to tip my invisible hat to that person.  Baby showers are a pretty sweet deal, if you ask me.  And a pretty big lifesaver (probably literally) since Casey and I are rookies at this and really have no idea what kind of paraphernalia we need to care for an actual newborn person.  In fact, our initial attempts to build a baby registry consisted of us walking into Babies R Us, getting really overwhelmed and saying things like “I have no idea what this is but I’m pretty sure we NEED it”, while looking at baby leg warmers or something equally as ridiculous. There’s just so much stuff and we need people to tell us what’s necessary or not.

Casey and I have been spoiled enough to have 3 showers thrown for us already.   (I also just had a non-traditional baby shower/girls weekend in Palm Springs this past weekend, which I will probs blog about later this week.  Whoop!) I guess technically the showers were thrown for me and the baby but I like to lump Casey in there because I don’t want him to get the impression that all the stuff is just for me to use. Because let’s be real clear Casey, you will be using all this stuff JUST as much as I will.  Ya hear?  ….except maybe the breast pump.

Sidenote: Casey calls onesies, “onies”.  Because he’s a 14 year-old boy and still thinks weed jokes are hilar.

Ok, ok, where were we?  Yes so we’ve had 3 showers thrown for us already.  Two in MN and one in Portland.  They were so much fun, so sweet and lovely and made Casey and I feel incredibly loved.  And we now basically have every material thing we need to bring this little one into the world.  Diaper rash cream and nuks and burp cloths and blankets galore… and heaps and heaps of the cutest white, yellow and gray clothing.  Because that’s what you get when you have an unidentified fetus: white, yellow and gray.  That our child will undeniably barf and crap all over.  I truly cannot wait.

Here are a few photos from our three fantastical showers, if you care to see….

shower1_2.jpg[ My mom found some of my old books from when I was a kid.  And I was apparently very protective of them. I guess I’ll have to be ok with sharing them with Tiny Thomps.

Also, this Toot book we received is a gas!

I’m sorry, please don’t leave me. ]

IMG_2365 IMG_2367shower2_1shower2_2[ The sweetest little helper – my nephew Harmon.  If I wasn’t having my own kid, I’d probs steal him. ]

IMG_2378[ Berenstein Bears, guys! ]

shower2-1.jpg[ 3 generations – maybe 4 if that lovely lady bump is carrying a girl ]


IMG_2445Shawnna's Baby Shower - July 2014 - 23

First come the showers, then come the thank you’s.  I typically chill out in the procrastination station when it comes to sending thank you’s.  But this time I had some super cute personalized thank you cards that were generously provided by Tinyprints, which made the thanking process so much fun.  Gender-neutral-personalized-seafoam-green-thank-you-cards for the win!

thankyou1.jpgIMG_2439 thankyou2

I’ll have you know that I sat at this table and wrote thank you’s for 4 solid hours.  The amount of cankle that was produced from this activity was truly astonishing.  No joke.

Thank you again to everyone who threw us showers, came to our showers or who sent gifts.  We really truly appreciate your generosity.  Now can someone please come show us how to how to raise our child?  Thanks.