baby shower (pic's added)

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baby shower (pic's added)

so as you all know I had my Baby shower yesterday, sorry i haven't put up photos yet but i will today, mostly of my growing diaper stash and gifts, my SIL took photos but on her camera she is going to make me a nice photo album and give me a picture Cd.

I was good at not being a wreck, even tho my guest were late, my friend who did the food was late by half hour, and i was starving. It was really hard not to be disappointed because less than half of my invite list showed, and we have soo much left over food, i know over half is going to go in the trash.
I feel sad because you only get to have one first pregnancy, one first baby shower. Dh told me that the important people in our lives were there and that is all that matters.
But even thats not true cus my dad is over the road truck driver, he called me but had no way to be here, all of the extended family I am close to lives on the east coast, I just wish I could pick up and move back to what I call back home.

Please don't get me wrong I love all the wonderful gifts and fun games we played, I just feel like time is slipping away, and there is still so much to do, and not enough help, and the list of feelings goes on.

Pic's added post #6

bumblybees's picture
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Oh sweetie, it will be ok. and your DH is right excluding your Dad and long distance relatives everyone was there matters most.
at least your shower was fun. Smile

isuche02's picture
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:bigarmhug:

I am glad you didn't get to worked up about things not working out perfectly. Unfortunately, many things in life don't turn out as we wish but we need to enjoy them regardless.

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I'm sorry, hun! I hope things start looking up for you soon. HUGZ

Jessica.'s picture
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Try not to take the lack of attendance personally. Your DH is right, the people who love you will be there for you in one way or another, even your dad. Lots of people send gifts after baby makes it’s debuet as well! I think we got more gifts after the fact then at our shower.

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Here are the pics of what i have so far

this was our cake, it was not as cute as it was so posed to be, the face is kinda creepy.

The gifts

My Beautiful diaper and wipe stash, most i have been stocking up on

OH and here is the bassinet put together The last pic shows a hand crochet blanket my mothers coworker made for us, plus the top of my belly. lol

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I'm sorry. I completely understand. But everyone else is right. Try not to take it personal and I'm sure you'll get plenty of stuff after he/she arrives.

Just saw you put up pics. You got a lot of nice stuff there regardlss of the turnout. I LOVE the bassinett! And that diaper stash is great!!

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I love the bassinet!!

I'm sorry you didnt get as much of a turnout as expected. As pp said, its important that those who love you are there and you had a good time with them. Sometimes its hard when things dont meet our expectations, but you just have to go with it. I hope you enjoyed what you did have. :bighug:

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I love the cake and bassinet!

I'm sorry it didn't turn out as you expected. I can relate. My oldest childhood friend didn't show up to my shower after promising me she would because she was hung-over, which I had to find out third hand. She made up some stupid lie.

At least the people that matter were there. I am sorry your dad couldn't make it, but at least he is there for you. Smile
:bighug:

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Very nice stash of stuff! I love the cake. Try not to stress about other people being flaky, just enjoy your pregnancy and the excitement of a new baby. :bigarmhug:
So many of the things that you read that you "need" you really don't. Diapers, a few blankets, some clothes, a boob, and lots of cuddles are all that your baby will care about when he/she arrives Smile

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"countrygirl83" wrote:

So many of the things that you read that you "need" you really don't. Diapers, a few blankets, some clothes, a boob, and lots of cuddles are all that your baby will care about when he/she arrives Smile

LOL! This is so true!!!

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my baby shower turned out the same way! less than half showed up. this is my one andonly baby shower andi was so dissappointed too. but i tried to focus on the ones who were there, as that is what was important to me and those who did show up brought lots of gifts/gift cards. there were ALOT of ppl i expected to be there that didnt show. many that i took care of at their own showers. and my dad CHOSE to not show up after i specifically told him i wanted him there. OH WELL!

Your cake is so cute and i love the bassinet! looks like you have a bunch of the necessities. i only have one box of size 1's that my BF got me LOL

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Look at that stash ..... and all the diapers
So you should be set huh ?

as far as people showing up ... I was like it was their loss cause i had bath & body works as prizes... Not the small 2 oz... 8oz items. So i didn't care. 40 were invited 27 was on the list 23 showed.
and so sad that my family that said there were coming didn't show or never explained why they couldn't make it. The one's that could not make and still came by to give a gift ..i knew they truly want'd to be there. My family is a trip. ( Omg I can't even believe they had the nerves ) but that's a different subject.

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TFS the pics! Looks like you got a lot of diapers Smile

Hand made gifts are so nice.

WonderWomanExtrodinare's picture
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Great diaper stash and I love the bassinet! Great loot! Smile

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I'm jealous of your diaper stash!! And I thought the cake was cute not creepy Smile

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Wow what a stash! I really wouldn't worry about those that didn't show. Eventhough I know it was disappointing, but like your DH said everyone that was supposed to be there was. For my shower, there were at least 15 ppl on the list and only 5 showed. We had an awesome time and the next day my job threw a surprise shower for me. So that made up for those that didn't show.

P.S. I am so wishing I had your diaper stash!:D

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Thanks for all your thoughtful comments. I am still getting over the shower, but now at least i can do more baby shopping with my mom and best friend, oh and Dh. Dh is funny because he loves to shop for baby clothing, something I thought i would never dream of since he hates shopping for himself or me.

Oh and the diaper stash I bought about half of, the rest was my Best friend, our Target kept having sales where if you bought two packages you would get a $5 or $10 gift card, plus we had coupons for each package we bought so most of the time it was like getting a free box.