Week 31 brought with it all of the anxiety of a full on nesting phase. Mommy starting making list after list of to dos and things needed. Being the accountant that I am, they are all in excel, and there is a tab for layette needs, hospital bag needs, diaper bag needs, etc. There's even a schedule that reflects pre-k 2 programs that we have applied to and where we are in the application process. Yes, you read that right: pre-k 2 program applications!!!
If I'm being honest, there were a few nights where Mommy had mini-breakdowns that included child-like sobs and Mommy saying, "We're going to have a naked baby that lives in a dresser drawer." Mommy may sound a little crazy, but I promise you that I've read its totally normal. We just want to make sure everything is just right for your arrival. The best cure I have found to the nesting woes is a fabulous baby shower thrown by Mommy's sister and good friends!
Five very lovely ladies put together the most amazing baby shower a girl could ever ask for! They chose a Parisian theme, and they had every little detail just perfect. From the intimate setting at Clever Wine Bar, to the gorgeous floral arrangements, and the amazingly delicious food displays, they could not have put together a more perfect day.
Clever Wine Bar put together a menu of champagne cocktails: Kir Royales, Mimosas, and Bellinis. They had a special mocktail ready for me too!
Cheers to Baby A!
Chicken salad on croissants. Mmmmm.....
Mini quiches and mixed green salad.
Le Charcuterie and Fromagerie
A fabulous assortment of meats and cheeses
The dessert selection included raspberry cream tarts, chocolate mousse cups, Nutella crepes, Madeleine cookies
and there was also the salted butter caramel ice cream
Trish and Melanie should go into business together as florists! The arrangements they put together were breath taking and reminded me of the various flower markets we strolled by in Paris.
The girls asked all of the guests to leave a little note with detailing their favorite travel memory for me to share with Baby A. I love reading through them and planning future family vacations.
There are not enough ways to thank these lovely hostesses. They made my shower so incredibly special. It's one of those days that feels slightly surreal. There I was preparing for the arrival of Baby A. I feel like I was just celebrating my bridal shower! It was such a special day that I will remember forever. The thought and detail that they put into making it so perfect makes me feel like the luckiest girl in the world!