Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Baby Shower #1

This past weekend my sister-in-law, Betsy, threw me my first baby shower. Betsy is my husband's younger sister, and she is just the sweetest!! The shower included all the women in my husband's family and a few of their local friends. It was so pretty and perfect! I have never felt so showered in love and support. Of course it made me cry. I was so happy to be celebrating the upcoming arrival of their side of the family's first grand baby. Everyone seems so excited for us and that just  makes it so special. 

Most everyone there knew about the challenges Ben and I have been through to get actually get here, so the afternoon felt even more celebratory because our prayers were answered by this miracle pregnancy! His mom got teary-eyed with me as she told me how long and hard she had prayed with her friends at church for this baby to come into our lives. It was a real moment of bonding that I wont ever forget. The day was total perfection!! Almost an out of body experience to be at MY OWN baby shower....it's so amazing!! This is really happening!!!!!

The latest baby bump picture...

The beautifully set table with an "M" in the center for Baby Morgan

Great food spread!

The hostess, Betsy, with my my pup, Bunny...of course she was invited and thoroughly enjoyed herself and all the attention everyone gave her! Look at that smile!!

And the gifts.....WOW!! Everyone was so generous!!

Big Stuffed Kitty Ball!! How cute??

Froggie Bath Center

So many precious little pink outfits and this special hand made baby blanket!

Morgan got her first Cincinnati Bengals Onesie!! Ben and I are major football people and I expect that our little one will be the city's youngest fan!!  She'll be a WHO-DEY baby for sure!! :)

And finally did anyone notice my sparkly earrings? My darling husband recently surprised me with these diamond studs for our 3rd wedding anniversary (which is tomorrow). He gave them to me early so I could wear them to this shower. How sweet is that?? I feel like the luckiest girl in the world these days! We are truly riding one of those peaks in life people talk about. It's feels so good to be finally out of the infertile valley.  Thank God!!!


  1. Congratulations :) The feeling of realizing that you will finally hold your baby in your arms soon is just amazing! :) Surreal but you better believe it :) Enjoy!

  2. Congratulations! What a wonderful celebration! It truly makes it sweeter to know how hard you worked to have her! God Bless!

  3. What an amazing day!!! You look so beautiful!

  4. You look fantastic!!! What a perfect day, so glad you got to cherish such a special day with family & friends. Happy Anniversary...and wow he did a great job on your gift:)

  5. You look great! And the shower was so pretty. It really is an out-of-body experience to go through pregnancy and showers. I keep thinking I'm just pretending!

  6. Cilla, you look fantastic! You're just glowing! =) Love the shower decorations -- they're beautiful. The Bengals onesie is so cute. My mom got our kids Eagles onesies and we can't wait to get a picture when football season starts!

    I can't believe you're 30 weeks now! Remember when we were just cycling? It's crazy how fast time is flying. Pretty soon Morgan will be in your arms!!

  7. Looks like you had an amazing time - everything looks so beautiful - especially you and that gorgeous bump!!!! So can't wait till I get mine! xx

  8. You look so cute! I love that dress. Ok and where did that cat thing come from?? it is so cute. I just want to snuggle with it. It looked like a very beautiful shower.

  9. You look so genuinely happy in these pictures! I love it! Can you believe you are so close!?! That baby floating around in the bubble on your page is getting huge too!