My sister's shower went off without a hitch...although I was not thrilled that a few people showed up early because my mom and I were definitely not ready until exactly at 2:00.
My favorite part of the day was a game I made up. (I'm sure someone else has made something similar - but I came up with it myself this week.) I had each of the mom's come up with 5 facts about their my sister and brother and law while growing up.
- First letter written to mom said "I will never speak to you again unless you buy me a donut."
- Got head stuck in chair slats at baby-sitters.
(My brother in-law)
The game had everyone laughing. Embarrassed my sister just the right amount. And fit with the raising a baby theme.
We did some standards; cut a ribbon that it the circumference of mom-to-be's bump, name the baby food (one of the "gourmet" ones was chicken mango risotto - apparently it smelled quite horrible), and name the celebrity baby.
After presents I played the YouTube video of Go the F to Sleep narrated by Samuel L. Jackson sine only a couple of people at the party had heard of it. That was a hit. Then I showed the video of a lion at the zoo trying to eat a baby through plexiglass and the Jimmy Kimmel "I told my kids I ate their Halloween Candy" and "I gave my kids a horrible Christmas present." If you haven't seen any of these; watch them!
It was a nice conclusion since people didn't seem ready to leave quite yet.
My wonderful friend made both cake pops and cookies and they were FANTASTIC!
Here's a pic:
They were adorable!
I got my sister a diaper bag and filled it with stuff I thought she might not know I needed. (She's the pregnant one - but I read all of the baby sites.)
I got her:
- Butt Paste, Burp Clothes, a Pacifier Clip, Shampoo and Lotion, a Nursing Cover, Boogie Wipes, and Hand Sanitizer.
Hopefully she likes it because I went completely off registry!
Besides the cleaning I did on Thursday and the shopping on Friday, I basically worked from 8:30 in the morning until about 5:30 non-stop. I was EXHAUSTED last night.
But it was worth it : )
I also had many thoughts that I was not pregnant yesterday. I think it's because I was so busy that I wasn't able to notice all of the usual symptoms. But I have no reason to doubt and I'm still feeling stuff today. 9 days until ultrasound!