it's a girl! i still can hardly believe it. the other day i got rid of a lot of river's old baby clothes (only keeping a few favorites for future... waaaay in the future.. kids) and as i was saying goodbye to teeny blue outfits in giant bags to pass onto a friend who is expecting a boy, i couldn't help but think, "wait... should i really get rid of this stuff? just in case..."
a few months ago, these friends of ours found out (on april fool's day, no less) that they were expecting a girl. how exciting! they both wanted a girl. had her name picked out and everything. when they went in for a second sonogram, however, the OB announced, "i'm so sorry, i know i said your baby was a girl... but this is definitely a boy!" they went in for a 4D ultrasound just to make sure, and sure enough, baby aleah was really baby jaden. so, i'm a bit worried that maybe, just maybe, the same thing will happen to us. i know it's not likely, but i wanted a girl so bad, i'm still half-expecting a boy!
a couple weekends ago, three amazing friends of mine threw me an absolutely beautiful, perfectly girly baby shower.
some of the decor... that yellow snowsuit type thing is one that i
wore when i was a baby! i'm so glad my mom saved it. i'm
hoping when little girl gets here in october, it will be cold
enough for her to wear it... probably not, but i hope. :)
we set up a vase of branches with little scrapbook paper tags for
people to write "wishes" or prayers for the baby. such a sweet idea!
my diaper cake that one of my friends made... out of cloth diapers!
a table full of candy for guests to take home in little bags.
it was everything i could have asked for! a fun, pink celebration of a little life with our friends... it was so fun opening all the pink packages. we received a lot of cloth diapers and now this baby has an entire drawer full of her own pink diapers! (river has since used a couple, for the few times we ran out of clean diapers and needed to borrow some from his little sister... ha. :)