This past weekend was my baby shower. It was such a wonderful day, and I enjoyed spending time with family and friends that truly spoiled Baby P. I’ll let the photos do the talking, but first…let me tell you about what I wore!
In my January clothing budget, I asked for some help on what dress I should wear. Unfortunately, none of them were quite right on me in person, but luckily, a great British company called Seraphine came to the rescue! Ladies…if you are pregnant, they have such gorgeous clothes…from maxi dresses to dresses for the office, to formal gowns. Not to mention they have everything else you could ever need to dress your bump (and even clothing for nursing!) Plus, they ship worldwide and have free US returns, which is great for us pregnant gals because things fit a little differently from one day to the next!
Anyways, I browsed the website and immediately knew I wanted this dress. Apparently, a lot of celebrities wear Seraphine clothing, and this dress was no exception. In fact, the beautiful (and fellow soon-to-be momma to a boy) Carrie Underwood wore this graphic maternity dress:
When I got the dress in the mail, it was even cuter in person. It was soft and stretchy and contoured the bump. And the graphic print was slimming, yet the side ruching showed off the bump. It’s super versatile too- I plan to wear it to the office, and can imagine pairing it with boots (ankle or regular length) and layering with a blazer or fun jacket.
Dress: c/o Seraphine (exact) | Belt: c/o Seraphine (exact) | Tights: Target (exact)
Now onto the shower! My Mom hosted the event, and every last detail was so cute and thoughtful. She put so much work into it! My godmother also helped with some of the decor like the centerpieces.
Adorable party favors for the guests…
(My Mom made these bibs out of my Dad’s old work shirts…how cute is that?!) And speaking of, here is my Mom and I…
We enjoyed a delicious brunch, played a couple fun games (including baby-themed Price is Right and a boy name game) before opening gifts. Man oh man, Baby P is one spoiled little guy! Such generous gifts…I was in awe! During gift opening, guests also filled out a page with advice for me (and as I read through it this week, I legit cried my eyes out…) Ahh the hormones! :-)
Guests were asked to bring a book instead of a card so we could stock Baby P’s library…
And he is certainly going to be one well-dressed little guy…
My cousin made this blanket by hand (and a matching hat)!
And so much great baby gear/tools from fellow Mommas!
It was SUCH a wonderful day…looking back on it, I feel so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family in our lives. I enjoyed every second and I know Baby P did too!
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Katie @ Live Half Full says
That dress is adorable and you look so cute and happy! I’m so excited for you! :)
Thanks so much Katie…I can’t believe I’m in the final stretch- ahhhh!
That dress is gorgeous Valerie. You look as good as Carrie Underwood. The gift table looks fantastic. I love the “It’s a Boy Sign” and those cute onesie cookies. You are getting so close, Val. =)
Welcome by sometimes. Thanks, Ada. =)
Thank you Ada… so sweet of you to say. Definitely in the home stretch- excited!
You looked so beautiful!! I’m so glad I got to be a part of your special day and I can’t wait to see your little guy! Yay!! :)
Aww thank you Emily- so sweet :-) I’m so glad you were able to be there and appreciate all your advice/support along the way. (And congrats on winning the name game- super impressive!)
Bri Marie says
LOVE that dress on you, and the shower looks like such a fun day!! You’re so close!!! :)
Thanks Bri- it was such a wonderful experience. In the home stretch now! And congrats are in order for YOU, the new Mrs! Have been enjoying reading about your experience!
What a great dress! I love how it looks on you and is adorable belted! It looks like your shower was a wonderful time!
Thanks Laura- it was SO comfortable and I can’t wait to wear it again!
SO Fun! I’m super excited for my showers coming up and haven’t even thought about what I should wear! I guess I need to figure that out.
Excited to hear how yours go! (Yeah I felt like I needed to plan ahead a bit since I needed to dress up and look presentable!)
Wow the decorations are so cute! Now I know where you get your creativity and DIY skills from! I hope you are staying comfortable!
Thanks Alyssa…I’ll relay that to my Momma for sure ;-) In the home stretch at 34 weeks tomorrow– just glad the temps are on the rise so I don’t have to bundle up all the time!