Baby showers are important for new and seasoned moms alike. I don’t think of them any more as way to “get all the goods” that you need for baby, although if you’re a first time mom that helps. I think baby showers are a way to celebrate new life and show support for the pregnant mama who is most likely in a delicate place. Those last few months of pregnancy are filled with so many emotions and physical aches and pains as your body prepares mentally and physically for birth. I’ve felt everything from “oh my gosh I can’t wait to not be pregnant anymore and have a glass of rosé” to “oh $%*&@ how am I going to manage 3 kids and dear God please let my lady parts forgive me.” So yeah emotions are real and there’s no better way to get through the last trimester than throw a big or little baby shower.
For my first shower a family member had planned to throw me a shower at her house since at the time Sam and I lived in a 600 square foot condo, but sadly our plans had to change. At 29 weeks pregnant I had a placenta tear and had to be on bedrest for 2 months. We made do and had everyone come celebrate with sandwiches and cake on our tiny front lawn as I laid on a lounge chair. We didn’t need much for our second baby since he was a boy like our first, but we wanted to celebrate none the less. So we hosted our own coed baby shower at our new home with a taco bar and beers. It was as lot of fun and totally foretelling of son Zeke’s appetite ha ha!
Last weekend baby girl and I were showered! Showered with love and support from my friends in the prettiest venue at the new Prep Kitchen in San Marcos. Holly from Intentional Blooms designed and created all the florals and my good friend Meghan Branlund documented it all with her camera and I felt all the love.
So here is my onslaught of photos from the baby shower of my dreams!
This gorgeous set-up is fully rentable from Witty Rentals! We loved having it for photos and relaxing a bit before and after lunch.
Me and my mama! Still can’t believe I’m going to have a daughter of my own soon.
For lunch The Prep Kitchen in San Marcos served us a smoked beet and peach salad with goat cheese that made your mouth melt, then creamy pasta bolognese and powered brownies with delicate ice-cream cones that were the perfect bite size. It was all so so yummy.
I’m still dreaming of this blood orange mocktail! I have no idea how they made it but it was delicious.
One of my favorite things we did at the shower was have everyone write a note to my daughter in the back of her Promptly Childhood Journal… such a sweet token that she’ll have forever from these women who will hopefully be around for a long time to help mentor her with me.
*All photos by Meghan Nicole Photography