We had a great time playing with little Lillian and little Baby Hart-Unger, in the womb that is!
Lillis Billis is in her geriatric years, but she still rules the roost
Got lots of attention from dad at breakfast!
I left Hillsborough around lunchtime to meet my friend from childhood, Kirst, to catch up over a cup of tea.
Kirst is a nurse at Duke!
I sipped a peppermint tea with steamed milk while we talked for an hour
And at 1pm, I headed over to Sarah’s!
I haven’t attended many baby showers, so this was loads of fun for me – especially considering the little one growing inside of me!
I started off with a
mimosa flute of OJ
And soon we dug into a gorgeous spread of sandwiches, salads and cupcakes!
I enjoyed egg salad
And LOVED this spinach salad!! The fruit also tasted incredible : )
For dessert I tried the vanilla and lemon meringue cupcakes and a chocolate one later on!
We entertained with several fun games – including onesie decorating
A hilarious game of memory that involved prizes to fit the matches uncovered.
Hospital bills = 100 Grand
Baby giggles = Snickers
Triplets = Three Musketeers
Umbilical cord = Twizzlers
Conceptions = a bag of Lays!
Laundry = Mounds bar
There was also an adorable baby who entertained Sarah’s parents, the excited grandparents, most of all!
Sarah opened many gifts – both practical –
And beautifully homemade!
I gave her several “food themed” gifts for breastfeeding : ) And an autographed copy of my mom’s book!
Party favors were assembled by Sarah’s sister Rebecca in cute mason jars with assorted edible contents! I chose the chocolate-covered sunflower seeds since something nutritious was inside!
Sarah, gorgeous as ever, is nearly 34 weeks. I’m nearly 13!
This afternoon at Sarah’s I was able to use the home doppler she had borrowed from Jessica to listen for the baby’s heartbeat. We found it!!!! I made a video of the beautiful sound and will share on BERF soon! SO exciting!!!
ALSO, my laptop is 4 years old and nearing the end of its life. After wrestling with a quintuplet of issues all at once from memory card errors (thought I had lost all of my shower photos!) to Lightroom not wanting to open, I gave up and am blogging from my mom’s computer. SUCH a pain and something that might spark a laptop purchase this week before our trip to San Diego this coming weekend. Traveling is the absolute worst time for me to have to sit and twiddle my thumbs waiting for the computer to work!
After the shower, I drove home in sleet and SNOW (!) to a home-cooked meal by mom.
At special request, she made one of my favorites: BBQ Chicken. The sauce in this recipe is just awesome!
We also had brown rice (smothered in the BBQ sauce) and sautéed apples! Mom has often done a fruit as the “produce” side at dinner – apples or orange segments in the winter or strawberries in the summer. I think it’s weird, but it’s also super delicious!
For dessert, we watched “In The Womb,” which I got on Netflix. It was quite incredible and also hard to believe! We had sundaes on the side!
After a big bowl of ice cream, Lillis the buffalo decided to come nestle onto my stomach. She rarely gets up from her corner of the couch and she’s been giving me tons of attention. We think she’s eager to play with the baby inside!
We have a blanket of snow both here and in Cville. Cozy night!