Sunday, August 17, 2008

Surprise Baby Shower

So, yesterday, my friends threw me a surprise baby shower. And I was very surprised. And truly touched by their thoughtfulness and efforts. It was at my friend Heather's house and she is on vacation in Virginia Beach! So, she drove all the way back to Richmond to throw the shower and then drove back to the beach afterwards. And my friend Melissa, who lives in Suffolk (near the beach as well), drove up for the shower, too.

We got some wonderful gifts and I finally feel as if a baby is coming. So far, our house shows no evidence that there is a baby on the way. And that is starting to bug me. We've had two kids, and we've not been able to be prepared yet. You'd think by the third time around, we'd have it down. But, no. I am 34 weeks along now, six weeks away from my due date. I had Murphy at 35 weeks and Harlie at 37 weeks (but went into labor at 35, which they stopped and then I spent two weeks on bed rest). So, who knows when this baby will decide to come.

Anyway, back to the shower...

I have to share some of the gifts that my friend, Lindsay, gave me... along with some great baby stuff, she gave me a bottle of Sky Cherry Vodka and an 8-pack of Diet Coke - YUM (both of which are on the no-no list during pregnancy). How thoughtful is that? And she also gave me some meds for the baby, you know, Tylenol, Gas Relief Drops. And a bottle of stool softeners (which I presume is for me). She said she didn't want me to have to go buy them myself - now how thoughtful is that??? Gotta love it!

At the shower, they did an awesome thing. They wrote their own thank you notes, for me to just sign my name and mail. Now it doesn't get any easier than that. I just have to share a few of the notes because I think they are hysterical. Remember, the person it is written to, is the one that actually wrote the note...

Dear Heather,
Thank you for all the baby gifts! They are the best! Just like you! Thanks for being the best friend I've ever had!

Dear Marcy,
Thanks SO much for my favorite gift at my baby shower! It was like you read my mind! I also want you to know you are one of my favorite friends - I even like you more than Heather!

Dear Lindsay,
You looked so hot at my baby shower - you're doing great after that baby! I loved the tea ring and will invite you down for a Diet Coke cocktail come September.

Seriously, could they be any funnier? Everyone really went out of their way that whole day to make things happen for me (you know, lie, change plans, etc.) and I just can't tell you how heartwarming that is!!! So thank you to all of you!!! I am so lucky to have you all!!!



windy toy said...

That is so sweet!!! Your friends are one of a kind:) I love the little thank you notes they wrote. haha

Anonymous said...

You do have the greatest friends!!! Those thank you letters rock.