Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Baby Shower Numero Uno

Let me start out by saying how incredibly blessed I am to have such a loving support group who want nothing more than to celebrate with me and help me be ready for this little babe, who will be making her appearance shortly!

The minute I announced my pregnancy, my dear friend Melissa Tyler texted me instantly and told me that she HAD to throw me a baby shower! I couldn't have been more excited that she wanted to do that for me. She is a SUPER party thrower! She threw my bridal shower, and my wedding reception and they were both the most amazing parties ever. Melissa seriously has a talent for party throwing!

We didn't discuss much about the party, all I told her is that I wanted things to bright and florarly! And she delivered! I showed up at her house an hour before the party started and was amazed at how cute everything looked!! I was greeted with bright pinks and oranges, and flowers everywhere. We had cake pops, and cheese balls, and all the sweets an expecting mother could hope for!

I had so many friends show up to celebrate with me, and it was honestly overwhelming, all the love I felt from everyone. The fact that these wonderful women would take time out of their extremely busy lives to come and be with me and my little girl was so special. I loved seeing all the gifts and hearing why these women loved what they were gifting me. Hearing first hand how helpful things were, how fun certain books were, how yummy smelling this lotion was, and how much their babies responded to being swaddled in specific type of blanket. It calmed me, and made me just that much more excited!!

Adorable leg warmers from my mom.

Freaking cute baseball jumper from Hope. She also gave me a black tutu to go with it so that she wouldn't be mistaken for a little boy. 

Little Rory. Always needs to be the center of attention ;)
Good thing she's stinking adorable.

Beaded Socks!! 

Wonderful handmade quilt from Grandma Perrine! I was so excited when she walked in. It was so good to see her, and it made me feel SO SPECIAL that she would drive all the way up from Tucson to celebrate with me. I love these quilts that she makes for all the grandkids, and now she has made her first quilt for her First GREAT GRANDCHILD!! YAY! She hand draws all the little drawings in every square, and it just makes it so much more personal and special! Thanks Grandma!!

It's wonderful to know that I have the amazing support group behind me, ready to help at any moment and I am so grateful to have such amazing friends and family! 

Baby McHardy is definitely so blessed and loved already!!


  1. This is a beautiful post and I am just giddy to meet Baby McHardy.

    But what the beep is going on with my boobages in that picture of us, good lord. I promise they don't always look like that. o_O

    1. the picture was just taken at a very... flattering angle... hahaha ;)

  2. I promise I would've held your baby belly if I hadn't had a chocolatey, wiggly toddler in my arms hahahaha it was such a cute shower!

    Also.......princess barrette in my hair........embarrassing!