Monday, 30 January 2017

My baby shower

Love them or hate them it's safe to say that the American baby shower celebration has firmly infiltrated the UK. When I was pregnant with Ava baby showers were still very new, I had my own version with a handful of friends, in the small cottage we used to call home.

On Saturday it was my baby shower, I debated whether to have one but as this baby is more than likely going to be my last I wanted to do something special. Friends and family were invited and it was held in the events room in a beautiful restaurant in my hometown. A couple of my friends kindly decorated the venue and we settled down for afternoon tea and a few baby themed games. I decided to take Ava along too, she's at a lovely age now and is so excited about her new baby brother or sister arriving. I found this gorgeous t shirt from Rose and Guy on Instagram and my mum kindly bought it for her to wear on the day. I wore my Isabella Oliver dress as it's unbelievably comfortable, and with me reaching the 36 week pregnancy mark on Saturday, it's safe to say that comfort definitely comes first at the moment.

The afternoon tea was amazing and we were all surprised at how full we all were afterwards. We played some great games that I bought from Amazon. We played Baby Bingo, "Who knows mummy best?", "Pin the dummy on the baby" and we had a sweepstake with these gorgeous prediction cards. I'd definitely recommend Amazon for baby shower games, everything was so cheap and arrived so quickly!

Baby & I were so spoilt too which was so lovely and unexpected! Ava also received some gifts so she definitely thought it was the best day ever! It was the perfect opportunity to catch up with my friends and family before the baby arrives and newborn chaos ensues! I can't believe that my due date is only 4 weeks away. Today was my first, official day of maternity leave and I started it in style, at the spa. I had the mother-to-be treatment which was amazing, the perfect way to begin maternity leave, especially as people think that this baby is going to arrive early. I've finally stripped the wallpaper in the soon-to-be nursery and I can't wait to share the makeover on my blog.

Have you ever had a baby shower?


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