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Thursday, December 28, 2017

A baby shower...

DD1's baby is due January 22 and with lots happening within the family, it was suddenly realised that we were running out of time to have the baby shower. As she is suffering from Gestational Diabetes, DD1 and could be induced earlier during January, it was eventually decided that Dec 23 would have to be the date.
The mother-to- be wanted a low key party rather than the 'big productions' of her sister and stepsister. So just a dozen of us gathered for a relaxed afternoon tea.
The baby is a girl so there was a lot of pink items....

In the next photo DD1 is reading all the messages written on the card sent by her workmates.

Her workmates gave her a box of beautiful items.

Her mother in law gave her a lovely pink and white basket filled with goodies...

Her little sister knows firsthand what a new mother needs...


This is from Grandma Me πŸ˜‰. I fell in love with that pink Giraffe when I was in Ollies Place, looking for cot sheets, bunny rugs and baby towels...and it came home with me from shopping.

At the same time, I bought some 'Mary Jane' socks which DD1 just loved!

We had some lovely savory food and some freshly baked scones ( made by DD1) for afternoon tea but I didn't take photos of those. Instead took photos of the cake which my friend Gracelyn made...

And DD1 was to get a big surprise. On the Thursday DD2 had tipped us off that the Redsbaby company were having a sale and the pram that DD1 had decided upon was nearly $200 off the normal price. So I ordered it online from the firm in Sydney. I received a tracking number on Friday morning and the advice that the pram would be delivered on Dec 28. Well...amazingly it arrived on Saturday morning, in time for the baby shower.

And Cam put it all together.
The next baby shower in the family is for DsD1... it's on January 14. πŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸ˜    

13 comments:

Nanna Chel said...

Maria, some lovely gifts there for the new bub. It sounds like there will be a few new babies in the family soon.

Maria said...

Sew many gorgeous gifts for the new baby..

Cynthia said...

Such cute things! And the pram will be very useful, I'm sure. So exciting to have TWO new grands on the way.

Brigie said...

Exciting stuff. We too are expecting another grandie mid-year. This mum too has borderline gestational diabetes but is looking after herself as well as can be (minus the bucket as her very good friend). It looks like you all had a wonderful day.

Jackie said...

Lovely gifts and how nice to have another addition to your family.

God bless.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely celebration and how nice to have babies to look forward to in 2018. So neat the pram arrived to surprise xx

Vireya said...

That is the pinkest cake I've ever seen, I think!

Best wishes for all the new arrivals. Looks like you will have a lot of grand-parenting to do in 2018!

mamasmercantile said...

Such beautiful and thoughtful gifts. A lovely party.

Sharmayne said...

How exciting all the baby showering going on and I can see why the giraffe made it back with you!

angela said...

So many blessings coming to your family this year
Congratulations to you all xxx

I am said...

Hi Maria boy lots of babies coming your way,how exciting,i love the cake and your DD looks fantastic,not long to go now,there's lots of fun being a grandma,wishing you and your family a happy and safe New Year my friend xx

Nanette said...

Must be something in the water up your way Maria, with all the new babies. How lovely for you.

Susan said...

Babies popping out...well maybe not popping....everywhere for you!
How lucky about the pram!