Monday, April 19, 2010

april showers

last week was party central around here. on thursday night my MIL threw me a lovely baby shower for all of b's family in the area [some of whom i swear i had never even met...thanks for coming, peeps!]. food was delicious, we got a ton of clothes for baby dub, and this is the sole photo representation i have of the night -- oops:



i think my stomach looks HUGE in that picture...maybe it's just the shirt? i hope?

THEN my wonderful friend erica threw me a shower on saturday for a few of my college friends. we had it outside and it was such a gorgeous day -- and it was so so fun to catch up with people i barely get to see these days. plus i have way better pictures because i gave my camera to a designated photographer [thanks britt!].

you can never go wrong if there's a delish dessert spread [and please note the adorable giraffe toy]:



my cute grandma, aunt & cousins all came:





everyone ate and opened presents and had a delightful afternoon just chatting and hanging out.















i have the most amazing friends! thanks again to everyone who came. little baby wells is already stocked up on tons of fun things...now his momma just needs to figure out how to get half of it to denver and how to store the other half until the fall. two weeks till colorado!

btw thanks for all your well wishes on my last dismal post...im still feeling kinda crappy but a bit better than before. i would also like to throw a request out into the universe that i stop being a veritable black hole for terrifying, depressing baby stories -- for some reason, last week everywhere i went i heard a super sad story about stillborn babies, dying newborns, families with tragedies, etc etc etc. i could barely sleep for two nights out of paranoia and a constant need to make sure this baby's still kicking. no one ever told me how STRESSFUL motherhood is -- so much to worry about and he's not even freaking here yet! oy. this is going to be quite a transition.

14 comments:

Karly said...

Yay for baby showers! You look so adorable! I talked to your mom and found out your shower moved to the 15th down here, so I think I can come! And my shower is on Thursday the 13t, and she said you will be here also. Perfect! Hope it works out to see you!!

thebestofthebaldwins said...

it will come natural. you won't even realize how much you forget about everything else and just worry about your babe. You look very cute as a pregnant lady!

Leandra said...

holy crap- 2 weeks??? sad! I gotta get baby "dub" something before you leave. Love all the shower pics and those deserts look amazing.

You wanna know who I would invite to my shower- probably my best friend cjane. lol! I think you're the only one who caught that on my post. Hey I look at her blog everyday so that qualifies us as friends right? :)

Roxanne said...

You are the cutest prego lady! and i can't wait for to see you in Rancho! You'll have to give me some tips on what you need for baby since you seem to be stocked already!

Jean said...

Oh my goodness, you are the CUTEST little pregnant lady, Ms Wells!!! Thanks for the belly shot. Those are the best.

Yay for friends and presents!! I'm glad you had happy showers. Wow, that dessert spread is ridiculous. YUM!!!

La La Land said...

I hope you got my message...I am so sad I missed your shower. I have a gift, so I need to see you before you leave!!

You look adorable, btw. And don't worry honey, the stress multiplies after he arrives.:) Just sayin...

The Facks of Life said...

fun! can i just tell you how much i hate horror stories?! they're the worst. people just can't resist either. i started telling people..."i'm only allowed to hear happy birth stories, if you have a bad one, save it for after my birth!"

you look super cute!

Mark and Sarah said...

Your little belly is so so cute!! and it's so fun to see some DT friends gathered together. How I miss you all!

Angela and Mike said...

If it's any help for the nausea...you look awesome and I'm pretty sure you have the cutest little baby wells in there EVER. So, I guess it's all worth it in the end.

It's totally lame that you are feeling lousy, just because pregnancy is hard for everyone doesn't make it any easier for you. It's still so hard.

Your showers look amazing, I wish I could've been at all of them! I will pray for a safe and healthy rest of your pregnancy, delivery, and newborn. Just take a deep breath....

Angela and Mike said...

PS I was NEVER a worrier until I had Colton. I guess mothering=worrying, it's an important skill to learn to try and relax I guess. That's been hard for me this year, esp with the FIRST baby.

2x2momma said...

Wow, what an amazing spread- it just all looks to cute for words- but seriously, look at you! You are such a gorgeous pregnant lady! Congrats on clearing the third hurdle with way too much style and grace.xo

Ashley said...

I can't believe how many people are still in the Provo area. I wish I'd been there. I ordered you baby present online and it came yesterday. I'm sooo in love! I don't know if I'll be able to part with it! ;) Look forward to seeing you in May if it works out with your busy plans. If not, I'll mail it to you.

Oh and P.S. Why does everyone feel the need to tell you all of their horror stories when you're pregnant? Don't worry. It will all be fine.

Season said...

Your belly is lookin' so cute! It does NOT look big. But I do know what you mean about the shirt. I've learned that certain "maternity" shirts that worked during my 2nd trimester make me look utterly enormous now. I think the key is to finding a shirt that's about as large as a tent for the remaining last weeks.

Wendy said...

you look cute pregnant lyndsey- don't worry , your belly is supposed to look huge =) that dessert spread had me drooling- yum.