What do you call a tradition that brings together a group of close friends and family members to lovingly support a new mother-to-be?
A baby shower, of course! And what a wonderful tradition it is!
Our baby shower yesterday for my daughter, Abbie, also involved a lot of noise (60 or so women talking simultaneously, re-living memories of their own children/childbirth and offering advice); scrumptious food that only women would enjoy (broccoli/slivered almond quiche, pink lemonade punch, tiny sandwiches); and narrowly escaping cars getting stuck in the snow nor any broken hips from icy, steep driveways.
All in all, it was wonderful. And it was exactly what showers traditionally bring: wonderful comraderie among friends and family; incredible support for the mom-to-be; a chance to tell stories of days past; and mountains of gifts!
“Chick” food . . .
Abbie sharing a laugh with an aunt. . .
A diaper cake ?!?!
Abbie with high school friends, both now married, and one a new mother . . .
Mom-to-be with grandmas-to-be . . .
This new baby is incredibly fortunate to be welcomed by THREE great-grandmas, shown here in their fashionable “great-grandma” tiaras!
Party favors . . .
. . . including Sweet Pea seeds that can be planted around the time of the baby’s arrival in March . . .
The incredibly delicious (chocolate!) blue duck cake, complete with bubbles(!), that Abbie’s mother-in-law and sister-in-law created . . .
Abbie trying on a baby-size “moo-cow” outfit . . .
My daughter and me . . .
We can’t wait to welcome this baby into the world!
Have you participated in this social convention, too, known as a Baby Shower?