Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Baby Shower Weekending

It's Monday night as I'm writing this and I'm still in denial that the weekend is over.  It was so so so perfect in every way.  The baby shower went fabulously, the weather was near 80 each day (!!) and I got to see so many of my favorite people.  Can we rewind time back to Friday, please?

A shower - be it wedding or baby or whatever - is always so humbling.  To think that your friends and family travel from all over the place to spend time with you and not to mention the gifts!- it's kind of amazing and can bring tears to your eyes (or is that just my pregnant self).  Nick's mom and my stepmom through us the most beautiful shower on Saturday and we couldn't be more thankful.  Prepare for a little photo dump...


I was being bossy and requested that the shower not be too baby-ish, so we went with a creamy, neutral 'theme' that I loved.  The room was filled with white roses and cream linens, a grilled cheese + soup and salad buffet, and delicious desserts from the restaurant we had our wedding rehearsal dinner at.  We kept it simple with the games and just played baby bingo while we were opening gifts and then left cards for everyone to fill out at the tables guessing the baby's name, birthday and height + weight.  It was fun to read through those afterwards and see everyone's guesses!  Nick's aunt made these amazing cookies for our favors that I'm so sad I didn't get a picture of because they were gorgeous.   I wish I had more pictures in general, but I actually took zero... thank goodness for others texting these to me!  

And can I just say that one of the best decisions I made was making Nick come open gifts with me ;)  I know he really, really didn't want to (especially because he was playing in a hockey tournament all weekend and literally came straight from a game), but it was really nice to have him up there helping me.  I felt so much more comfortable and didn't have to do any heavy lifting!  It was also great for our friends and family to be able to congratulate him, too.

This makes me laugh because all of our eyes are closed, ha!

So in love with this dress.  Beyond thankful that it still fit after I ordered it a few weeks ago during the Shopbop sale.  I kept things simple with these earrings (that I wear way too often) and nude heels.   And I can't say enough great things about this self tanner - I mean it was blizzarding 7 days ago, but I still managed to look like I had some color, never mind that it was out of a bottle! 


About half of the goodies we received + a sneak peak of the nursery :) We were properly spoiled and checked off the majority of our baby registry.  It was really fun to sit there and go through everything on Sunday - you wouldn't believe the amount of adorable (and tiny!) clothes we got.  This week I'll be busy busy organizing and picking up a few things that we still need.  Hoping to get the room finished so I can do a tour soon.  Can you believe we're down to 8 weeks to go?!

All in all, we couldn't have asked for a better baby shower.  We are blessed to have so many friends and family that made the trip to come celebrate and love on us.  Baby O is already one very lucky lady!

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  1. You look stunning girl!! I mean that dress, your glow - everything is just perfect! So glad you had a beautiful and wonderful baby shower! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. You look absolutely beautiful! It looks like you guys were spoiled with all kinds of love and gifts for you all and the baby. I'm glad that Nick was there too...he should get to experience it, too :)

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  3. You are so right about showers being so humbling. I tear up every single time I go to thank the hostesses and everyone for coming! It's just so sweet to see how much people have done or how far they've come! Your shower looked perfect and I'm so glad you got most of the stuff off you registry! 8 weeks, ekkk! I can't believe it!!

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  4. Can we first talk about how incredibly fabulous you look, that dress was perfection on you! Love how spoiled you guys were, and baby girl is all set up with everything you need. All 3 of you are truly blessed <3
    Green Fashionista

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  5. You look amazing in that white dress and good for you for wearing those heels! :)

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  6. You just look so gorgeous and don't you love that dress?!?!?! I've bought like 4 of them lately from her and the fabric is just amazing.

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  7. You look absolutely gorgeous girl! I am obsessed with that dress, it's so pretty and looks perfect on you! Glad you had an awesome time at your shower! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  8. You look gorgeous!! Everything looked so perfect!! 8 weeks?! YAY!!

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  9. What a perfect shower! But you my friend, looks so beautiful. That dress was made for you!!! Perfect choice.

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  10. You look so adorable! Looks like you got some great stuff for baby!! Can't wait to see how you decorate the nursery :)

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  11. How adorable :) I love this Chelsea @ http://thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

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  12. What a beautiful shower and you look gorgeous! So exciting to get all your baby goodies! I'm loving what's going on in the nursery so far too! So close to meeting your baby girl!

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  13. You look like something out of a maternity photo shoot. You are STUNNING!
    I love when the dads gets to enjoy the showers too - its their baby too :) & you are so right - let them do all the heavy lifting.

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  14. Seriously, I can only hope I get as lucky to look like you when pregnant - you look amazing! That dress was gorgeous on you and fit so well. I'm so glad that you had a great weekend and a fun shower - those times are so special!

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  15. You look SO fantastic, friend!!! I am jealous haha :) What a beautiful shower and it's totally humbling, I know just what you mean. So glad you and lil miss got spoiled. Can't wait to see the nursery all put together!!

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  16. You look GORGEOUS!! I can't believe you're still rocking heels too. Crazy girl! Beautiful shower and I'm glad Nick could join! Can't wait to see the nursery too. :)

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  17. You looked amazing! So glad Nick was able to make it to the shower to help with the gifts and be a part of the experience, everything looks perfect!

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  18. I was looking for this post yesterday I was so excited lol! First of all, you look INCREDIBLE!! That dress could not look better on anyone! And I'm about to go pickup a bottle of that Jergens lol. I love that you didn't do it too girly, it all looks very like modest and feminine. It's really about the mom anyways right ;) And that's funny you made him help with the presents, I always feel so bad watching someone open a million presents and I know I would just die if I had to do that lol. So happy for you!! xx

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  19. Sounds like the perfect shower! Grilled cheese and soup bar!? Yum! You look great, Mama!

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  20. You look absolutely amazing! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time!

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  21. Everything looks so beautiful including you! You are rocking that dress! Can't wait to see the nursery.

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  22. What a beautiful and perfect shower. You look stunning!!

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  23. your bump is THE CUTEST! what a great shower!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  24. You look gorgeous Katie! You are glowing :)

    Such a great gathering of friends and family for your baby shower.

    I cannot believe you are rocking those heels girlfriend, they look great on you!

    liz @ j for joiner

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  25. i think humbling is the perfect word to describe things like this. and um, a grilled cheese + soup and salad buffet?! why wasn't i invited?! just kidding, i will just make my own buffet. you looked absolutely stunning in that dress! i don't think any guy ever wants to open presents but i think it helps take the pressure of the mother to be, and it normally adds some humour to relieve any tension. can't wait to see the rest of the nursery!

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  26. Sounds like my kind of shower! You look gorgeous and I am so excited for you two (soon three)!

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  27. You look gorgeous!! This looks like the best day and the sweetest shower! I love that you wanted Nick there - I feel like I'd feel the same, it can get overwhelming up there!

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  28. You look stunning! I love all the decorations and your nursery looks like it will be full and adorable. Congratulations!

    Kenzie
    http://simplyjandk.com/

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  29. You looked gorgeous! It's always nice to be showered in love by your family and friends :)

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  30. You look so amazing. Seriously, you took to pregnancy well. Looks like a gorgeous shower with lots of goodies for baby!

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  31. Hello Katie! Congratulations! It seems like it is a great event of Baby shower you have organized. You are looking the most beautiful ever. So the baby is on the way. I can understand how restlessly everybody have waited for the day. This post remind me of the time when we were waiting for little John to come to the world. So sweet! Well, the pictures are gorgeous. God bless you. Baby Care Buford, GA.

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  32. First of all, you look so stunning! Pregnancy suits you well, mama! Looks like such a wonderful day; glad you were able to celebrate with your near and dear- it really is such a special memory to have!

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  33. What a beautiful shower and perfect weekend!! You looked amazing!! That was a fantastic idea to have Nick come help open gifts... I'm going to have to remember that one ;) Enjoy going through all your goodies!!!

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  34. Girl you are glowing! Your shower looked beautiful and it looks like y'all got lots of goodies! -xx Leah || Chasing Texas

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  35. You look absolutely beautiful! I'm so glad you had a wonderful baby shower! :)

    Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

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  36. So dreamy! And you are too cute - all belly!! xx

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  37. Olivia!!? Or is O he last name? Haha.. Beautiful shower! So you! Can't wait to see the room reveal, love the sneak peak. So different than our boys nursery hahaha xo

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  38. Awe I'm just reading this now, a little late...but so so sweet. I love your dress and the neutral theme. Grilled cheese buffet...yes please! What a beautiful shower and weekend, love it!

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  39. You look stunning from head to toe! It looks like a beautiful shower. I can't wait to see more pictures from the nursery! Xo, Stephanie

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  40. Oh. Em. Gee. Katie!!!! You look so good!!! Stunning in that dress! Radiant!! Love!!!!!! The shower looks amazing!! I love the soft tones!! It's perfect, just like the nursery!!

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  41. Seriously, how stunning are you?! You look beautiful! And your shower is so sophisticated! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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