My Baby Shower

On December 6th 2014, I was as big as a blimp and resembled a waddling walrus.  I could no longer put my own shoes on and my legs were hairier than I care to mention.  But – it was the day of my baby shower, so I was feeling good.

For me, my baby shower was all about catching up with my gorgeous family and friends before baby was born and also just to prove that I was indeed expecting.  Everyone was shocked when we found out that we had a baby on board, I don’t think anyone ever thought they’d see the day that I had children.

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My family and friends remain London based whilst I moved out a couple of years ago to live with Trevor.  You can read all about that cheeky little love story here if you like.  This unfortunately means that I don’t get to see them all as often as I’d like and I wanted them to see bump before bump turned into baby (and I would remain a blimp).

As we didn’t know whether baby was a boy or girl (its true, you can still leave it a surprise these days), I had bought lots of blues and pinks for décor and food.  Mum had bought the suitable coloured shots and ‘Anyone for shots?’ was to be her catchphrase for the evening.  My family were amazing as always and had filled the room with decorations and by surprising me with a beautiful cake.

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Mum had dug out my baby book from when I was born and bizarrely, I learned that my midwife’s name was Mrs Pickles.  Trevor had been calling me Pickle throughout my pregnancy and bump was therefore know as Lily.

My attempt at baking pink and blue cupcakes was a joke!  I had bought ready made plain fairy cakes, some icing sugar and blue and pink sprinkles.  They looked a flipping disaster, but whats new?  I don’t do baking!  We had such a giggle making them though, with 5minutes to spare before the guests showed up.

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So thankfully, all of my family and friends arrived in good time and it was amazing to see them all.  I really do love and miss them all loads so for me, I was really quite emotional that evening (blame the hormones).  I got to catch up with my nearest and dearest and they were in true hilarious form.

The games went down well, there were plenty of giggles and Hayleigh managed somehow to WIN them ALL!  Surely, I should have been allowed to win one?!  I managed to get photos with everyone and was spoiled with gifts.  Everyone was so thoughtful and generous and we was so very grateful.  Baby was to be a very lucky one.

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So I had spent my baby shower with all those I love dear and I knew that one thing was for sure, baby was to be born into an amazing group of people and would be spoiled with love just as I had been that evening.

Lisa xx

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25 Comments

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    beth
    October 16, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    I’ve never had a baby shower but yours sounds great! and lovely you got to spend it with your loved ones
    Thank you for linking up with #justanotherlinky

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    bubbablue
    October 12, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    I wish I’d had a baby shower. They weren’t really popular when I was pregnant. Looks like you all had a great time (it’s so nice to stay team yellow, isn’t it). #magicmoments

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      theloveofacaptain
      October 12, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      Definitely a team yellow! Can’t see the point I finding out. Ruins the surprise! x

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    acornishmum
    October 12, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Aw this looks like a lot of fun 🙂 Baby showers sound fun, they weren’t really a ‘thing’ over here when I was pregnant with the boys!
    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix lovely
    Stevie xx

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    Jodie Allen (@beautybabyblog)
    October 12, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Looks like a lovely day. I remember my baby shower my best friend put on for me. It’s a lovely way to start getting super excited for your new arrival as your pregnancy gets nearer the end! #magicmoments

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      theloveofacaptain
      October 12, 2015 at 11:20 am

      Definitely, I loved it. I feel like that was the turning point for me. Less anxiety and more excitement! Xx

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    You Baby Me Mummy (@YouBabyMeMummy)
    October 12, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Aww it looks like you had a wonderful party! I didn’t have a baby shower, probably not enough of a reason to have another kid! 😉 x

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      theloveofacaptain
      October 12, 2015 at 9:58 am

      I was unsure whether to have one at first but glad I did. You never know whats around the corner 😉 xx

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    Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill)
    October 12, 2015 at 9:18 am

    A beautiful sounding event, baby shower’s were just an American thing when mine were born, I think they are a great idea and yours was clearly filled with happiness and joy and some fun games. Popping by from Magic Moments.

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      theloveofacaptain
      October 12, 2015 at 9:37 am

      it certainly was, it was lovely to see everyone before baby arrived for sure 🙂 xx

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    Something Crunchy Mummy
    October 11, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Sounds like the perfect baby shower! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

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    Silly Mummy
    October 11, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Sounds like a lovely shower. Amazing cake! #bigfatlinky

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    handbagssnot
    October 10, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Aww lovely to look back at these special times. I didn’t get enough pics of mine looks like you all enjoyed yourself.

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    diaryofuem
    October 10, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Ahhh, this is so cute! I never had a babyshower and some of my friends barely saw me during my pregnancy. I had issues with my heart though so we were always on edge. We went away for a few days around my birthday in Sept (Oliver was due end of Nov) and we actually searched for the local hospitals before we went! Nightmare.

    However, my friend and I are throwing a baby shower for another friend next weekend so I’m looking forward to that. Her first was born when she was 19 and she had a rough time with the dad. Now she’s in a committed lovely stable relationship, she’s done a degree and become a nurse and is getting married next year so we thought it would be nice to ‘do things properly’ this time around. And her 9yr old daughter can join in too!

    #bigfatlinky

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      theloveofacaptain
      October 10, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      Oh no – Sorry you never got to have a baby shower. I did that too with hospitals, especially from wk 35 onwards. Notes came with me everywhere too 🙂 Can never be to careful xx

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        diaryofuem
        October 10, 2015 at 9:44 pm

        I refused to go anywhere when I was that pregnant! Lol. Yep, I even took my notes to work and I only lived across the road! You really never know (as I learned!) X

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    Mrs Lighty
    October 9, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Sounds like you had a fab evening! But where’s a picture of these cupcakes, I want to know?! ;D I bet they were better than any attempt I would’ve made!!

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      theloveofacaptain
      October 10, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      haha about 3 of them was eaten and that was by me! the icing didn’t set so all the sprinkles were around by the cake case – I tried and failed xx

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        Mrs Lighty
        October 10, 2015 at 10:52 pm

        At least you tried…I just went with shop bought for my shower, ha!! Xxx

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