so my shower was this past sunday & i guess i should upload some pictures & such.
all in all it was a nice shower- my friends did a wonderful job putting it together & i very muchly loved & appreciated all of their hardwork.
however it was also kind of...awkward. it was a very small group of people & that kind of bummed me out because alot of invites were sent to people that i consider "friends"- these are also people that i have known my whole life, gone to their showers/parties, done things for- etc etc. so i would think they might try to show up....nope. alot of them didn't even bother to RSVP either yes or no. meh.
i mean, each person that DID come i was very happy to see & very thankful for their time & generosity, but when lifelong friends don't show up to your baby shower- it puts a damper on things. plus, my mother was in alot of pain because of an infected tooth and i could tell she was trying to enjoy herself, but honestly- everyone knows that tooth pain is unbearable. seriously- so i felt bad.
anyway- while i didn't receive everything off my registry (much to the husband's dismay :) i did get my stroller (it's coming in the mail!), my spacesaver highchair & my Bjorn carrier!! i got some clothing & books- but honestly, i didn't get any of the stuff that you "usually" get at showers:
no blankets, onesies, diapers, wipes, bibs, pacifiers, bottles- etc etc.
it's almost comical because i didn't buy ANY of that stuff in advance because i was told not to- so now i def need to! my poor child doesn't have 1 single blanket! ha!
i did get my bumbo from a co-worker & also some addtl clothing. i also got my whale tub & a bunch of bathing stuff i needed from another co-worker & her daughter- woot! mucho pleased.
all in all though- we have quite a bit left! i ran out & bought a BUNCH of stuff yesterday:
Graco car seat (still need to get the Britax- eek!)
Graco extra base
Itzbeen baby timer
breastmilk freezing supplies
ordered the glider
aaand- i think that was it for the day. i spent $300 at BRU & the husband spent $160 on the glider (thank you walmart!) goodbye money!
we still have to get:
Angel Care monitor
ALL THE CLOTH DIAPERS/INSERTS- eek!
a baby bag
baby "crack" machine
a diaper pail
the swing (NEED!)
and all the little extra things- yiiiikes.
i mean, it's not a TON- but it's pretty significant. thankfully we have the furniture & such- i've also decided that we don't need a pack-n-play & a few other things that were on the list- it's amazing what you decide isn't "needed" once you have to buy it ;)
PLUS- all 4 animals have vet appts tonight and they all seem to be in line for the whole 9 yards:
meds- etc etc. i'm wincing just thinking about how much it's going to cost us. we ADORE our pets & we'll do everything in our power to keep them happy & healthy but its painful to shell out $400+ in one night just to be told that they're perfectly fine & can continue to chew on their own asses for fun. argh.
sooo yes! it was a lovely shower & i will post pictures (tonight or tomorrow) hopefully and all that jazz.
the nursery is also almost done- sort of. ha! we still need to:
put up tree/bird decals (ordered these)
put up paintings
"do" the closet
4 weeks left- where did the time go?!