Rachael (Jeff's sister) came to visit us the last weekend of January and she was a HUGE help in painting the nursery and our den/office. Since paint fumes aren't great for pregnant women and the physical act of painting is a little more difficult at 7 months pregnant, Rachael was a lifesaver. It would have taken Jeff twice as long to get everything done. Now the nursery looks great and we only have a few things left to do in there before it's "finished". Stay tuned for pictures of the nursery to come, once it's REALLY completed.
And now I finally come to the first weekend of February and the real point of this entry- my Maryland baby shower! It was so amazing. My mom, sister-in-law Brie, mother-in-law Felicia, and Rachael all came in for the big day, as did my college roommate, Lisa Munger. In addition to my family, there were women at the shower from all different parts of my life - work, synagogue, our "posse", and even grade school. The day was unbelievably special and I feel so blessed to have such amazing women in my life. Our sweet boy is so loved already! Here are a few of my favorite pics from the day.
|Dear friends and hostesses Maureen Turner and Beth Steiner|
|Shower hostesses Brie Sherwin, Maureen Turner, Beth Steiner, Vanessa Yost, and Mary Mazzuca|
|Gram/Gigi "holding" her grandson!|
|Awesome Costco cake!|
|My amazing sister-in-law Brie and college best friend Lisa Munger|
|Felicia and Rachael with the fabulous diaper cake they made!|
|Baby pictures of Jeff and me - with our sweet boy in the middle|
|Grade school friends Holly Hull and Hope Feldman|
|Diet Mountain Dew hat and cute bibs from Jen Simon and Erin Sudow|
|Back home in the nursery with Mr. Octopus|