This past weekend my sister and besties threw me an amazing baby shower. After trying to find the perfect location, me and my husbands new home was just the right place. We didn’t have to transport any gifts and our friends and family could enjoy in our excitement of our very first home together. Can I just tell you how in love I am with my life. It’s not perfect but boy is God showing up and showing out.
So by now, through some of our mutual friends social media posts or me slipping up a few times, you’ve found out we are having a precious baby boy due January 5, 2018 — two days after my birthday and 9 days before my husband’s birthday!! Two Capricorn men in a house with a Capricorn woman. This should be very interesting. But I am up for the ride. Up until this point it hadn’t really hit me but in this seven month which is moving up to eight very quickly, I am starting to feel all sorts of emotions — nervous, anxious, happy, scared, crazy, delirious — you name it. And I’m officially feeling real pregnant these days. “Waddle baby, waddle baby, waddle baby, waddle (yeah) Get in there, yeah, yeah … Ey big girl make em’ back it up, make em’ back it up”. LOL.
My theme was based around elephants which have been a constant in my heart since becoming pregnant. Elephants are a symbol of strength and power — which God has given me and my husband through this entire journey. Most of all to this miracle that resides within me. He’s been so active and is growing amazingly well. So there were elephant balloons, stuffed animals, and decorations along with peanut associations like peanut butter cookies decorated like babies and some decorated on top of cupcakes. Super cute. However, I found out that elephants don’t really even eat peanuts. Who knew? But for the sake of how cute everything was coming together we went with it.
From the food to the games everything was so good. One of the games my guests played was the Price Is Right game Plinko. We even had the Price Is Right music playing when the contestants were called to “Come on Down!” Just genius I tell you. And so much fun. The ladies really played the part, running over to their competitors, giving high fives and hugs. It was hysterical.The highlight of all the games was when they made me and my husband compete against each other to see who could clean, change and feed the baby the fastest. You know who won right? That would be moi! But good job boo! Aside from all the fun we had, my family and friends showed out with the gifts. I mean I’m gonna have to change my baby’s outfit every 10 minutes. I felt like Celie when she found all the letters Mista had been hiding from her sister Nettie. “What I’s gone do?”
But y’all, I absolutely cannot believe we are almost there. Today I am thirty-three weeks and five days. God is so good. It’s been an amazing journey to say the least and honestly I have no idea what I’m in store for. Sure, I have seven nieces and nephews but this little bean will be completely ours. I can’t just drop him off or send him away. He’s stuck with us.
I will tell you this, God never gives you more than you can handle. Motherhood is one of, if not, the biggest job in life. And because God saw fit to bring this child through me I will be doing everything in my power to make sure I uphold my responsibility. Thank God for this blessing and the village around me and my husband, to make sure this little peanut has the best life.
I just want to thank my sister and my bestie’s for putting together an incredible shower that everyone is still talking about it. You girls showed up and showed out and as usual you knocked it out of the park. I love you.