Last Sunday my lovely and generous friend Tara, with the help of my other equally lovely and generous friend Susan, hosted my baby shower. An amazing time was had by all. The food exceeded all expectations: apps, lunch, and a big ole whale-shaped chocolate ice cream cake for dessert. We played games, including "Guess the Pregnant Lady's Girth" and "Baby Gift Bingo." And there were presents galore for the little bundle of joy to be!
I've included some pictures from the event. Alex doesn't like the shirt I was wearing, and I have to say, after seeing the photos, perhaps its not the most flattering item I own. I have also since gotten a haircut.
Pic 1: Me and Susan, with Michelle looking on in the background. A great profile shot of the belly.
Pic 2: I received lots of books. It was a room full of literary scholars, after all.
Pic 3: Baby-Present Bingo. Lottery tickets were given out as prizes!
Pic 4: Me and Leah. Despite (Because of?) the fact that almost everyone in the room has spent years deconstructing gender codes, there was a wild embrace of all things pink.
Pic 5: Cupcakes. I ate several of them for breakfast the next day.
In other showering news, Alex had one!!
The other day at work, Alex's co-workers surprised him at lunch with a cake and a gift certificate. He said he tried to keep his speech short (I am dubious). He was clearly touched by the generosity of his new friends and I was clearly excited about the leftover cake he brought home later that day.