My sister-in-law, sisters, and mom hosted a pretty rockin' shower for me. My most regrettable pregnancy brain moment so far was leaving my camera at home during this event. Luckily my mother-in-law was able to capture a few shots from the big event. It was so much fun to see all my friends and family together, and we received some very special gifts.
|Look at all those presents!!! It took me an hour and a half to open everything. I think everyone was a little stir crazy by the end.|
|Caught in the act! Pigging out on pumpkin muffins.|
|Amazing cupcakes made by my sister-in-law. Brown butter pumpkin cupcakes with salted caramel frosting. I'm still thinking about them.|
|Look at the amazing quilt my friend Stacey made for us! She crafted this gem without even knowing our nursery is whale themed.|
|Look at all the fun toys he acquired!|
More exciting news in the Wirth world: last week I bought and installed our infant car seat all by my lonesome. I kept hearing people refer to this activity with dread, and they would say things like:
"My husband is at home trying to figure out how to install the car seat. I should bring him home a bottle of wine."
"Putting the car seat in wasn't that bad. It only took me 2 hours."
Jeff has been working 2 jobs since September, so I knew I would most likely end up completing this fun-filled activity myself. And guess what...it took me a total of 5 minutes. As my talents do not include brute strength, the only shaky part was tightening the strap to pull down the base. But being the clever girl I am, I just sat my pregnant behind on the base, pulled the strap, and VOILA! Obviously thinking I did something wrong - because this activity was way easier than others made it out to be - I checked a YouTube video and discovered that it really isn't that complicated (the video is 30 seconds long).
My advice to people: read your car manual first, then read the instructions to the car seat. It's not rocket science, it's just basic literacy.
The nursery is done-ish! Pictures coming soon. I packed our bag for the hospital and made a list of last minute items to throw in. Now I just need to figure out what to do with the dog when I go into labor. Notice how I'm not concerned about the cat...