Saturday, May 12, 2012

Wild about Auntie! (Shower #1)

The grandma's-to-be hosted the shower today so it was a breeze for me! (I'm hosting next week.)

I was really proud of my present and couldn't wait for my sister to open it!

How freakin' adorable is that onesie?  I found it at Target and HAD to have it.

At the last shower, one creative lady put little stuff on a clothesline...she got lots of "oohs and aahs" from the audience.  When I saw the socks, I thought that copying her idea would be perfect!  So I just added a couple of pacifiers and 1 set of stroller rattles and voila!  Super cute present.  I got the little clothespins and twine at Michael's.  Tip:  Pull the twine up into the joint of the clothespin so that the items don't slide around.

In my head I want to plan a "Pinterest" worthy shower for my sister.  But realistically, I don't have the time to commit or the tools of creativity to make it possible...all I've really got are the ideas.  I'm going to try to stick to a blue and yellow color scheme, but that's about it.  I'll definitely show you how it turns out.

At the shower, one of my mom's friends said "I'm probably not supposed to know, but I want to say how excited I am for you."  I couldn't really have expected my mom to keep it a secret since I can't keep secrets either and since she's so excited.  But at least her friend was discreet!

I googled about everything related to cramping and miscarriage last night.  I have absolutely no reason to worry right now, but for some reason it seems that when I get good news, I have to pick something new to worry about.

I also dreamed that I was spotting.  I'm not though.  Love the crazy dreams.  They are no joke!

I also got some answers from the nurse at my RE.  My first ultrasound will be anytime after 6 weeks, 3 days.  Then they'll do about 3 before releasing me to the regular OB at 9 weeks.  (And this is covered under the IVF cost...very happy about that.)

Still moving along...


  1. Love the clothesline idea - super cute! Glad you got some answers!

  2. Super cute gift! I'm glad shower #1 went well, and I hope shower #2 is fabulous!

    I've been cramping really badly on and off seems that this is normal, but boy I wish it was a symptom I could skip! It makes me nervous every time.

    Oh, and that's great news about your ultrasounds. I wish I could convince our clinic to do more than one before passing me on to a "regular OB." :)

  3. Blue and yellow color scheme is the best :) glad the shower went well and super cute gift!!

  4. The clothespin idea is so cute! I will have to keep that in mind for the next time I can put my bitterness aside enough to give somebody a baby gift ;)

  5. Such a cute idea with the clothesline. Oh how pinterest makes us all want to be crafty and make such cute things.

  6. totally copying the clothespin idea for my bff's shower! :)